Now that the children are back into the swing of things at school, do you find them struggling to cope with the early wake-up calls?
According to an article on Huffington Post, many kids and teens aren't getting enough sleep for a variety of reasons.
Boston College researchers conducted a study on 50 countries and found that students from America were the most sleep deprived, and found that academic performance suffers as a result.
The National Sleep Foundation suggest children aged three to six require 11 to 13 hours of sleep and seven to 12 year-olds need 10 to 11 hours at night, older children aged between 12 and 18 need eight to 10 hours of sleep.
Following your child's natural sleep clock can help you to decide when to set bedtime. Your child will have an internal sleep clock that may be useful to follow to determine wakefulness and tiredness. Follow this internal clock to identify your child's natural rhythms and set bedtime at a time that suits your child.
To help your little one get a great night's sleep, sleep expert, Dr Nerina Ramlakhan suggests technology-free time in the evenings, earlier bedtimes, a calming pre-sleep routine, a chat with your child, a sleep friendly bedroom and a good exercise and nutritional lifestyle.
Check out Dr Nerina's sleep toolkit: /sleep-matters/dr-nerinas-sleep-toolkit/