Dr Sarah Blunden, Psychologist and director of the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep, reported that establishing a child’s sleep routine takes time and understanding. A solution to assist re-establishing a sleep routine is to start moving bed times and wake times 15 minutes earlier for a few days leading up to the start of school.

The National Sleep Foundation advises that primary school children need between 10-12 hours per night. To assist with sleep good sleep hygiene, switching off devices an hour before bed and not installing a television in your child’s bedroom is best.

Dr Sarah Blunden 2020, January 16 Australian Psychological Society: http://APS CEDP [Twitter post]. Retrieved January, 29, 2020 from http://APS#psychology.