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New study – kids who’re night owls perform worse at school

Teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to teens who’re in bed earlier, according to a new study from University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).

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Giving nightly melatonin – are you sure it’s safe for your child?

Regularly in Dr Chris Seton’s medical practice, parents ask him, if it’s okay to give melatonin to help their child sleep better. Of course it’s understandable a time poor parent is seeking a quick solution, such as taking a nightly tablet. But lets take a look at why Dr Seton does not recommend nightly melatonin supplements to correct your child’s …

The double paradox of teen “back to school” sleep

Sleep supposedly refreshes and recharges our exhausted bodies. Holidays likewise have the same effect. Why then, after a long summer holiday, are teachers and parents seeing many teenagers returning to school in an exhausted and sleep deprived state? Why, also, do they seem, paradoxically, to be most sleepy first thing in the mornings, and over flowing with energy in the …

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4 behavioural signs your child is sleep deprived

Author – Ginni Seton, Manager SleepShack Children and adults are affected by lack of sleep, but while a tired adult may look sleepy and move slowly, sleep deprived kids conversely look like they’re bursting with energy. However due to their ongoing growth and development sleep (like food), is vital for children.