When our children have sleep issues it can be exhausting, affecting the whole family.
If they don’t get enough sleep, their behaviour and mood can be affected. They may become hyperactive at night leading to drowsiness during the day. Sleep affects children’s ability to learn and function, and helps their bodies fight off illness.
Ultimately, sleep helps children to rest and restore their emotional wellbeing.
So, how much sleep do children need?
Is your teen sleep deprived?
With exams just around the corner, young people up and down the country are risking peak performance by losing out on vital sleep.
Whether it’s due to pulling all-nighters for exam revision, or having too much screen time, sleep loss can have a huge impact on young people’s health, behaviour, mood, concentration, memory and, ultimately, performance at school.
We look at the effects of not getting enough shut eye and how best to get our teenagers to sleep more.