Good sleep makes for easier transition to primary school

A good night’s sleep may help with children’s transition into primary school, according to researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

The study found child sleep problems were rapidly reduced for students who were given a behavioural sleep intervention, and had sustained improvements in their sleep habits.

The study also found students had markedly improved behaviour, psychological development and improved social skills, which researchers say all contribute to school readiness.

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