If you're struggling to get kids into bed at the end of the day you're not alone. But there are ways to make this time easier for children and yourself.
For more TODAY was joined by psychologist and Director of the Australian Centre for Sleep Education, Dr Sarah Blunden.
Common sleep problem kids face :Parents having disorganisation skills - kids don’t get enough sleep
Also the change from baby room to normal bedroom - kids wake-up and go to parents room.
Parents can become weak and let them in.
Parents can entice kids so they like going into their room.
Most cases are because of bad habits from parents.
The parents in many times have to change their behaviour.
Can be difficult for parents if kids persist on crying or bad sleep behaviour.
Technology can allow kids to be stimulated too much.
Research has shown two sleeps can help many people:Long night rest and then siesta in the afternoon.
As people get older they lose their 'deeper' sleep.
Sleep facts: 35 - 40% of children and adolescents experience some form of sleep problem during their development.
Sleep problems are either those that:
- Are intrinsic (come from the inside) and include nightmares, night terrors, bed wetting and snoring.
- Are extrinsic (come from the outside) such as bedtime reluctance, anxiety related insomnia, inability to fall asleep alone or environmental and social problems that get in the way of sleep.