Children and Teen Sleep

Quality sleep is essential for children’s growth and development – both physical and mental. And poor sleep habits from an early age can lead to long term sleep problems. Teenagers natural sleeping cycle can also fall out of sync, making it harder for them to fall to sleep at night and wake up early in the morning.

Sleep Tips For New Mums

Sleep Tips For New Mums

Welcoming a new baby into the world is amazing and we were delighted here at The Sleep Council to hear the news of the arrival of the latest Baby Royal. Ask any new mum want they want – and that includes the Duchess of Cambridge –the answer will be a good night’s...
How To Get Kids To Sleep In Summer

How To Get Kids To Sleep In Summer

Who doesn’t love summer – lighter evenings, BBQs, warmer days and sunshine (hopefully!)? But as a parent, one thing I don’t love is trying to get my children to bed. The cries of ‘it’s still daytime’ and ‘it’s not dark yet’ are a common bedtime occurrence. While we...

Set Bedtimes DO Work For Kids Sleep!

It may seem simple but it’s true – a strict bedtime is the best way to ensure children get enough sleep. A recent study by Public Health Ontario in Canada found that children who were ‘encouraged’ to go to bed were 71% less likely to sleep enough. Those with ‘actual’...
Teach Students To Sleep Well In The Exam Season

Teach Students To Sleep Well In The Exam Season

It may be the spring season, but it’s also exam season. Whether it’s the year 6s taking their SATs, the thousands prepping for GCSEs and A-Levels or the undergraduates sitting their final exams, studying is high on the agenda and sleep? Well sleep is often bottom of...
Which Sleep Character Are You?

Which Sleep Character Are You?

Sleepless nights will hopefully be a thing of the past as we launch our six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters on our brand new website. The exciting sleep profiles have been introduced to help people relate to any sleep issues they may be dealing with. So meet our six...
Set Good Sleep Habits For Children NOW!

Set Good Sleep Habits For Children NOW!

Those who know me, know I am passionate about sleep. I’m also passionate about children – let’s face it I have to be, I have two of them! But seriously, kids fascinate me – little sponges that soak up every bit of information you throw at them (unless it’s to do with...

Teens and Technology

As it’s Teen Sleep week in our Sleeptember campaign we thought we’d take a look at the impact of technology on sleep – in particular the effect it’s having on teens. It comes on the back of another study – this time from the Wales Institute of Social and...
How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

As the new school term started at the beginning of September, a school in America decided to post a sleep chart to help parents understand how much sleep their child needs and what time they should go to bed depending on what time they generally wake. And the chart...

Getting A Good-Night Sleep For Children

A good night’s sleep is vital. And for children, a decent night’s sleep will help them to do better at school, allow them to react more quickly to situations, have a more developed memory, learn more effectively and solve problems. Plus it will make them less...

New Teen Sleep Site Has Launched

As teens up and down the country head into the stressful exam season, we at The Sleep Council, along with help from The Children’s Sleep Charity, have developed a brand new Teen Sleep website. *UPDATE* The Teen Sleep website is now incorporated into the Sleep Council...

How The Exam Season Is Affecting Teens Sleep

Our latest survey asked 1,000 teens (13-18 year olds) how the exam season affects their sleep and the findings are now in! We found that teenagers are skimping on vital sleep as they cram in up to 14-plus hours of exam revision each week and that in the month leading...

Docs Confirm Screen Time Affects Teens’ Sleep

Another week and another article about how screen time affects teens sleep and while the news isn’t new, we welcome this subject being brought continually into the spotlight. In fact the latest research is so strong, according to the experts, that health watchdogs...

Make Time For Story Hour

National Storytelling Week starts tomorrow (1st – 8th February) and it’s a great opportunity to remind everyone about the joys of storytelling – whether retelling something that’s happened in your day; reading a night time story to a child; or watching a plot...

Children’s Bedrooms A Technology Danger Area

Latest research on kids bedtime habits has resulted in advice that parents should take televisions, computers and mobile phones out of children’s bedrooms as they prevent sleep and harm their performance at school. And at The Sleep Council, we’re behind this advice....

Smarter Children Go To Bed On Time

There’s not a month goes by when we don’t hear about the latest study into children and sleep and this month is no exception. New research, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, has found that inconsistent bedtimes are linked to cognitive...

Children’s Sleep On Bedtime Live

So who watched Channel 4’s Bedtime Live this week? I watched it with avid interest – as someone who is involved in sleep but is also a parent of two young children. I was particularly horrified with the 14 year old twin boys – Callum and Lewis – who only got three to...

The Generation Sleep Gap

Sleep Council spokesperson Jessica Alexander and agony aunt, grandmother and great grandmother Denise Robertson talk about the Generation Sleep Gap. 16444 SLEEP COUNCIL INT WET We’ve looked at the sleeping habits of today’s Jubilee Generation children against their...

Get Kids On Their Back-To-School Sleep Track Now!

As the summer holidays start to wind down and with the start of the new school term just around the corner, now’s the time to get children back into their regular sleep routines. It’s not uncommon to find that the summer holidays have disrupted bed and wake up times....

Teachers Say Lack Of Sleep Devastates School Day

We’ve been astonished at the findings from our recent teachers’ survey which looked into the sleep of primary school children and how it affects them at school. Did you know that nine out of 10 teachers (92%) complain that pupils are so tired they are unable to...

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