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Articles about Sleep

A focus on family life in Australia: 2019

Our second national survey of Aussie family life - First Five Years Snapshot of Australian Families - has confirmed that despite the rise of mobile devices it is television which is still occupying children’s screen time rather than phones or tablets.

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When your child has a fear of the dark

A fear of the dark is one of the most common of childhood fears. Its official name is ‘nyctophobia’ and, for some children, the fear of night-time, or darkness, can leave them gripped by fear with symptoms ranging from panic and anxiety to depression.

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Fixing sleep issues with 'bedtime fading'

If bedtime is a battleground in your home, ‘bedtime fading’ may provide the answer. Sleep experts believe ‘bedtime fading’ is a simple intervention that can be easily implemented by parents, resulting in improvements in sleep and bedtime tantrums.

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Daylight saving survival tips for parents

The switch to and from daylight saving time can mean disrupted sleeping patterns and, in some cases, cranky children. With some planning it is possible to ease into the changes making the annual transition less difficult for both parents and children.

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How your gender affects your sleep

The ‘zombie effect’ of sleep deprivation can surprise new parents and interfere with work and family life. However, researchers have found that sleep is gendered and both the average woman and man sleep better when living in gender-equal countries.

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Tresillian tips for sleep and settling

Registered nurse and midwife Fran Chavasse says too many people mistakenly believe that children can learn to sleep at any age. However, children don’t learn to sleep. Sleep is a developmental process like walking and talking and it happens over time.

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How to help your baby to sleep

Some babies sleep much more than others. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be the same as other babies you know. It's also unlikely to fit in with your need for sleep. Try to sleep when your baby sleeps.

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