Survey: Children and Sleep – Higher Sleep Council

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Methodology

There have been 1,000 surveys fielded between November 19 and December 4, 2021, amongst U.S. dad and mom (aged 18+) who’ve kids aged 3 to 18.

Screening standards ensured that respondents had kids who had been at the moment at school (pre-Okay to 12th grade). If respondents had a couple of little one at school, then respondents answered the survey questions on solely one little one.

A pattern measurement of 1,000 gives a ±3.1% margin of error at 95%.

Survey Targets

  • Perceive dad and mom’ perceptions of their little one’s total sleep and why.
    • Assess dad and mom’ perceptions on how effectively their little one is sleeping.
    • Perceive indicators/results of fine/dangerous sleep (e.g., behaviors, arguments/ irregular dangerous conduct, darkish eye circles, and so on.).
  • Uncover potential causes of fine/dangerous sleep, together with:
    • Bedtime/morning routines and variances (e.g., weekend versus faculty nights).
    • Bed room setting (e.g., leisure, smartphone, pc, sharing bedrooms/beds, new/outdated mattress/mattress, and so on.).
    • Youngster’s psychological/bodily well being (e.g., peer stress, stress, bronchial asthma, and so on.).
    • Main routine/schedule variances (e.g., new faculty/house/grade/buddies/and so on., father or mother work at home, new/misplaced job, and so on.).
  • Uncover uncommon/distinctive behaviors which are transpiring round little one’s sleep.
    • Uncover uncommon issues dad and mom could also be attempting to get their little one to sleep.
    • Establish any unusual or distinctive bedtime habits the kid might have (e.g., particular music, lights, mattress checks (monsters), and so on.).

Report Overview

A fast scan of stories media and social media will floor quite a few tales and posts in regards to the distinctive challenges and stresses that kids as we speak face at school and their lives. A number of earlier Higher Sleep Council research have proven a relationship between stress and poor sleep. So, it comes as one thing of a shock when this research discovered that a big majority of fogeys say their children are getting the sleep they want. Greater than three-quarters of fogeys say their children are sleeping effectively – having wholesome sleep routines, displaying constructive moods upon waking and doing effectively at school. This end result could also be in giant measure due to the precedence dad and mom are inserting on guaranteeing their children get the sleep they want – imposing routine weeknight bedtimes, limiting display time and serving to them get to sleep, whether or not by standard strategies – studying to them or telling them bedtime tales – or unconventional strategies – particular rewards or watching a boring film. The research discovered that kids who don’t have common bedtimes and/or spend extra time with gadgets usually tend to sleep poorly in comparison with their friends.

Whereas most children are sleeping effectively, many dad and mom who say their little one has skilled current stress imagine their little one is just not sleeping effectively. On this research, congruent with prior BSC research, dad and mom reported faculty – homework/assessments/grades – to be the main reason for stress for his or her kids. Different stressors embrace vanity points, sickness and life adjustments, reminiscent of divorce, loss of life within the household and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The research means that parental involvement in regulating and enabling a very good night time’s sleep – in addition to mitigating the consequences of stress on their kids – will assist children get a greater night time’s sleep.

Key Takeaways

A Sleep Index (SI) was created to profile school-aged kids who’re glorious sleepers and those that are poor sleepers (from the notion of their dad and mom). See appendix for extra particulars.

  • General, 84% of fogeys really feel their little one is getting sufficient sleep. The highest three causes embrace: has a very good bedtime/sleep routine (60%), wakes up in a very good temper (58%) and performs effectively academically (58%).
  • Mother and father who really feel their little one is not getting sufficient sleep report feeling this fashion as a result of their little one: stays up too late (49%), has a troublesome time waking up within the morning (39%) and complains of being drained (39%).
    • In line with dad and mom, youthful school-aged kids are inclined to sleep higher than older kids.
  • Most kids (80%) have a constant bedtime on faculty nights (not less than three of the 5 nights). Regardless of this sample, most kids sometimes go to their room in a while weekend nights than they do on faculty nights and have a tendency to sleep in somewhat longer than they do through the faculty week.
    • Kids who wouldn’t have a constant bedtime through the week (two nights every week or much less) are 3.5 occasions extra more likely to be poor sleepers than glorious sleepers.
  • Kids spend the best quantity of their free time enjoying on electronics, with those that are poor sleepers (13.5 hours per week) spending considerably extra time doing so in comparison with glorious sleepers (9.1 hours per week).
  • Nearly two-thirds of kids (62%) have just lately skilled some sort of stress of their life. Kids who’ve not just lately skilled stress of their life are 2.4 occasions extra more likely to be glorious sleepers.
    • The highest three stressors are homework (28%), grades/check scores (19%) and vanity points (19%).
  • Kids who’ve just lately skilled stress of their life associated to every of the next usually tend to be poor sleepers than glorious: homework, grades/check scores, vanity points, important life adjustments and sickness.
    • Vital life adjustments included mentions such because the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting, loss of life, divorce/household points and trauma/psychological sickness.
  • Most dad and mom have tried conventional strategies to assist their little one sleep sooner or later of their little one’s life – many talked about driving round in a automotive, sleeping with/of their little one’s rooms, studying books, telling tales, singing/dancing, utilizing melatonin, taking electronics/limiting web – however a number of had some fascinating methods to get their little one to sleep.
    • Themes included actions reminiscent of listening to particular music/sounds, watching particular movies, sleeping with pets, train, and so on.

Detailed Findings

Mother and father’ Perceptions of Youngster’s Sleep

What age of kids at school are sleeping one of the best in America?

  • Youthful school-aged kids are inclined to sleep higher than older kids, based on dad and mom.
    • Excessive schoolers signify 37% of poor sleepers in comparison with 24% of fantastic sleepers.

Do kids have a constant bedtime on faculty nights? [1]

  • Most kids (80%) have a constant bedtime on faculty nights (not less than three of the 5 nights) and extracurriculars do not appear to have an affect on when kids go to mattress on faculty nights. [2]
    • Wonderful sleepers (58%) are 2.5 occasions extra probably than poor sleepers (23%) to have a constant bedtime all 5 faculty nights per week. The overwhelming majority of fantastic sleepers (89%) have a constant bedtime not less than three of the 5 faculty nights every week in comparison with 62% of poor sleepers.
    • Kids who do not have a constant bedtime through the week (two nights every week or much less) are 3.5 occasions extra more likely to be poor sleepers than glorious sleepers (these kids make up 38% of poor sleepers in comparison with 11% of fantastic sleepers).

When do kids typically go to their room for the night time? [3] When do they fall asleep? [4]

  • Most kids sometimes go to their room in a while weekend nights than they do on faculty nights and have a tendency to sleep in somewhat longer than they do through the faculty week.
    • On faculty nights, children who go to mattress earlier (earlier than 9 p.m.) make up 59% of fantastic sleepers in comparison with 40% of poor sleepers.
    • On faculty nights, children who go to mattress later (after 10 p.m.) make up 24% of poor sleepers in comparison with 10% of fantastic sleepers.
  • After kids go to their room on faculty nights, it takes poor sleepers (50.3 minutes), on common, about twice as lengthy to really fall asleep in comparison with glorious sleepers (28.4 minutes), with 40% of fantastic sleepers falling asleep inside Quarter-hour in comparison with 16% of poor sleepers. Alternatively, 30% of poor sleepers go to sleep not less than one hour after going to their room for the night time on faculty nights in comparison with 9% of fantastic sleepers (probably as a result of poor sleepers are on a tool).
  • Kids getting between 9-10 hours of sleep per faculty night time are 2.1 occasions extra more likely to be glorious sleepers than poor sleepers, whereas kids getting lower than 7 hours of sleep per faculty night time are 8.5 occasions extra more likely to be poor sleepers than glorious sleepers.
    • On weekend nights, children who go to mattress after midnight make up 25% of poor sleepers in comparison with 10% of fantastic sleepers. [5]

Are kids getting sufficient sleep? [6] And the way do dad and mom know? [7]

  • General, 84% of fogeys really feel their little one IS getting sufficient sleep.
  • Of those that really feel their little one IS getting sufficient sleep, the highest causes for feeling that method are as a result of their little one:
    • Has a very good bedtime/sleep routine (60%).
    • Wakes up in a very good temper (58%).
    • Performs effectively academically (56%).
    • Stays asleep and doesn’t get up at night time (54%).
    • Doesn’t complain of being drained (52%).
    • Wakes up on time within the morning (50%).
  • Mother and father who really feel their little one is NOT getting sufficient sleep really feel that method as a result of their little one:
    • Stays up too late (49%).
    • Has a troublesome time waking up within the morning (39%).
    • Complains of being drained (39%).
    • Wakes up in a grumpy temper (38%).
    • Doesn’t have a very good bedtime/sleep routine (33%).

Components That Impression Kids’s Sleep

What do kids do earlier than mattress that impacts their high quality of sleep?

  • Kids who sometimes have a sugary drink/snack an hour or much less earlier than mattress/each time they need to signify 32% of poor sleepers/20% of fantastic sleepers (1.6 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper). [8]
  • Kids who’ve entry to/use smartphones earlier than mattress on faculty nights signify 65% of poor sleepers/47% of fantastic sleepers (1.4 occasions extra more likely to be poor sleepers). [9]
    • Kids who do not use smartphones or tablets earlier than mattress on faculty nights are 1.8 occasions extra more likely to be glorious sleepers than poor sleepers.
  • If kids have entry to/use smartphones or tablets earlier than mattress on faculty nights and their time is by no means/hardly ever restricted, then they signify 54% of poor sleepers/38% of fantastic sleepers (1.4 occasions extra more likely to be poor sleepers). But when their time is all the time/typically restricted, then they signify 46% of fantastic sleepers/25% of poor sleepers (1.8 occasions extra more likely to be glorious sleepers); it’s probably not the gadget however relatively the parental restriction that determines whether or not children sleep effectively or not. [10]
  • Kids who sometimes learn earlier than mattress on a college night time signify 42% of fantastic sleepers/26% of poor sleepers (1.6 occasions extra more likely to be a superb sleeper). [11]
  • Kids who sometimes play video games with household (not video video games) earlier than mattress on a college night time signify 33% of fantastic sleepers/19% of poor sleepers (1.7 occasions extra more likely to be a superb sleeper).
  • Kids who sometimes pray/meditate earlier than mattress on a college night time signify 26% of fantastic sleepers/11% of poor sleepers (2.4 occasions extra more likely to be a superb sleeper).
  • Kids who sometimes play electronics/video video games earlier than mattress on a college night time signify 44% of poor sleepers/36% of fantastic sleepers (1.2 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).
  • Kids who sometimes use a tool to speak with buddies earlier than mattress on a college night time signify 40% of poor sleepers/28% of fantastic sleepers (1.4 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).
  • Kids who often use a tool to fall asleep at night time signify 35% of poor sleepers/21% of fantastic sleepers (1.7 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).

Based mostly on what was typed into “Different”:

  • A handful of kids draw/do craft initiatives/puzzles earlier than mattress and a few train/do bodily actions.
  • Some dad and mom give their kids melatonin earlier than mattress.
  • Some children sleep with a particular pillow/physique pillow or weighted blanket.

Do medical circumstances stop kids from getting a very good night time’s sleep? [12]

  • Kids with not less than one sort of medical/psychological well being situation are 1.9 occasions extra more likely to be poor sleepers – they signify 70% of poor sleepers/37% of fantastic sleepers (pushed by nervousness, allergic reactions, ADD/ADHD).
    • Mother and father of Poor Sleepers (30%) are considerably extra probably than dad and mom of Common Sleepers (16%) and Wonderful Sleepers (10%) to say that their little one has nervousness.
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel they’ve an incredible relationship with their little one signify 94% of fantastic sleepers/87% of poor sleepers. [13]
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one has a strong good friend base signify 77% of fantastic sleepers/60% of poor sleepers (1.3 occasions extra more likely to be a superb sleeper).
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one does a very good job maintaining a healthy diet meals signify 72% of fantastic sleepers/38% of poor sleepers (1.9 occasions extra more likely to be a superb sleeper).
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one must spend extra time outdoors/being lively signify 67% of poor sleepers/47% of fantastic sleepers (1.4 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one spends an excessive amount of time on gadgets signify 71% of poor sleepers/38% of fantastic sleepers (1.9 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one eats an excessive amount of junk meals/quick meals signify 54% of poor sleepers/23% of fantastic sleepers (2.3 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one has a troublesome time being in social conditions signify 37% of poor sleepers/15% of fantastic sleepers (2.5 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).
  • The youngsters of fogeys who really feel their little one struggles to maintain up at school signify 30% of poor sleepers/17% of fantastic sleepers (1.8 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper).

How do kids spend their free time? [14]

  • Kids spend the best quantity of their free time enjoying on electronics, with those that are poor sleepers (13.5 hours per week) spending considerably extra time doing so in comparison with glorious sleepers (9.1 hours per week).
    • Kids who don’t spend any time doing the next actions every week signify a considerably greater portion of poor sleepers than glorious sleepers:
      • Homework (2.0 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if no time is spent)
      • Taking part in sports activities (1.5 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if no time is spent)
      • Social actions (1.7 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if no time is spent)
      • Taking part in outdoors (2.3 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if no time is spent)
      • Studying for leisure (2.1 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if no time is spent)
      • Working/doing chores (2.1 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if no time is spent)

Have kids just lately skilled stress? [15]

  • Nearly two-thirds of kids (62%) have just lately skilled some sort of stress of their life.
  • Kids who’ve not just lately skilled stress of their life are 2.4 occasions extra more likely to be glorious sleepers – they signify 45% of fantastic sleepers/19% of poor sleepers.
  • Kids who’ve just lately skilled stress of their life associated to every of the next usually tend to be poor sleepers than glorious:
    • Homework (1.7 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if skilled stress)
    • Grades/check scores (1.6 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if skilled stress)
    • Shallowness points (2.5 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if skilled stress)
    • *Vital life adjustments (1.6 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if skilled stress)
    • Sickness (1.9 occasions extra more likely to be a poor sleeper if skilled stress)

Based mostly on what was typed into “Different”:

  • For some, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted stress and made it troublesome to transition forwards and backwards between digital studying and bricks-and-mortar studying.

* We probed deeper into “important life change” and several other themes had been current, a few of which can even be linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. [16]

COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Effectively, the pandemic has made her fear, and he or she’s a worrier like me. She missed her buddies, and he or she is aware of it nonetheless isn’t protected … so possibly I’ve one thing to do with it additionally by telling her she must be cautious, however to me, it’s both have her fear or get actually sick.
  • They needed to undergo a pandemic and couldn’t be children! It messed her up mentally.
  • The pandemic has affected her entire routine and psychological well being. Additionally, a household emergency occurred a number of months in the past and he or she has been depressed.
  • I believe COVID-19 has turned everybody’s life round.
  • COVID-19 and every little thing changing into distant has change into anxious on all of us.

Moved (and lots of are struggling to make buddies, some additionally associated to the COVID-19 pandemic)

  • We’ve moved to a brand new house, and the pandemic restrictions have made him really feel remoted.
  • We moved to a brand new state the place neither him nor I do know anybody.
  • We moved from a special state, and he needed to begin a brand new faculty. He misses his buddies.
  • We made an enormous transfer, then needed to flip round and transfer once more, inflicting him to vary from faculty to high school and residential to house. All this due to monetary hardship.
  • Moved throughout the nation after I misplaced my job.

Loss of life

  • My son’s dad died, we moved into a brand new home, and they’re in new school rooms.
  • My oldest son, who was 18, handed away again in March, so my different kids are nonetheless taking it fairly laborious.
  • His grandfather has only recently died, and his older sister only recently moved, so these two issues I imagine are the 2 severe life adjustments which are inflicting him unhappiness.
  • Since December 2019, we have now misplaced three relations and moved twice.

Divorce/Household Points

  • Fighting custody points.
  • Stepparent and mother breaking apart.
  • She is my stepchild, and typically her organic mother goes weeks with out contacting her.
  • Mother and father divorced. Father may be very distant and picks one little one over the opposite.
  • Moved from one father or mother’s home to the opposite.
  • Horrible separation between mom and stepfather. Moved to a brand new metropolis.
  • Her dad obtained up and walked out. Moved to a special state, leaving us in a monetary disaster. She experiences emotional stress. Sees no positivity from him or his household. Her brother and sisters are the identical method.
  • Aunt and niece with particular wants moved in, there are new guidelines, much less house, extra noise.

Trauma/Psychological Sickness

  • She’s been via a number of traumas, she has psychological sicknesses, and he or she is bullied in school.
  • Home abuse, his organic dad was very abusive towards us.
  • He has social nervousness, and with the COVID-19 pandemic taking place, we needed to begin home-schooling him.
  • Divorce got here up fairly a bit by way of a big life change stress level for youngsters. Kids whose dad and mom are married signify 59% of fantastic sleepers and 49% of poor sleepers.

When requested, most dad and mom have tried conventional strategies to assist their little one sleep sooner or later of their little one’s life – many talked about driving round in a automotive, sleeping with/of their little one’s room, studying books, telling tales, singing/dancing, utilizing melatonin, taking electronics/limiting web – however a number of had some fascinating methods to get their little one to sleep. [17]

  • When my son was a child, he would solely go to sleep when you hummed the Darth Vader march from “Star Wars” to him. Now, he hates “Star Wars.”
  • For my youngest, I purchased one thing referred to as Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit. I used to be determined, and it was what I thought of costly, but it surely labored.
  • We used to inform my youngest daughter that we’d take her again to the zoo to stay with the monkeys if she didn’t go to mattress.
  • They’ve tried placing a water-filled glove on her again to make her suppose mother’s hand was nonetheless there. It’s labored twice.
  • We’ve a tool referred to as Muse, and it has an app that’s like a meditation gadget. It helps every of the folks in my home loosen up and take note of respiratory. Very profitable.
  • My daughter typically requested to be in mattress with our two canines. She mentioned it relaxes her to sleep effectively.
  • Our children used to get a “profitable wrestling belt” as a reward for whoever obtained in mattress and stayed in mattress first. It was a kind of blingy belts wrestlers put on.
  • Placed on a boring film (he hates musicals) like “Good day, Dolly,” which I like. He went to mattress however listened to his music. So, this was unsuccessful!
  • I used to be blocking web sign at night time, however then he tossed and turned attempting to go to sleep. By permitting web sign, he’ll often watch exhibits on his telephone till he falls asleep.
  • Typically we think about a particular place to fulfill one another in our goals, and we’re very descriptive and speak in regards to the place and actions there.
  • Typically me or my father would take my children for automotive rides attempting to get them to fall asleep. We’d go spotlighting for deer and the youngsters would fall asleep.
  • When she was younger, she had a tough time falling asleep, so we purchased her a particular guide that was imagined to work. The guide labored so effectively that we determined to not use it anymore as a result of it scared us that we had been hypnotizing her or mentally coercing her!
  • Telling her that the cat wanted her to put down with him as a result of he couldn’t go to sleep with out anyone being subsequent to him.
  • A couple of years in the past, my good friend obtained her 8-year-old little one a tent that goes over their mattress. It labored!
  • Taking part in home with my kids, the place they’re the dad and mom and get my husband and I prepared for mattress. They mimic what we do to get them prepared for mattress, then tuck us in and browse to us, they usually then go into their rooms and go to mattress. Once we rise up and verify on them, they’re quick asleep of their beds. It’s lovable and works each time. Reverse role-play has labored for us.
  • My youngest beloved to go to sleep to the sound of the vacuum cleaner, so I simply had very clear flooring for about three years.
  • Somewhat earlier than bathtub time, we’d take somewhat jog. If it was chilly, then we’d run up and down the steps a bit to get them sleepy. Labored like a appeal.
  • Truthfully, I purchased a small indoor trampoline and sometimes let the youngsters bounce on it like loopy about an hour earlier than bedtime. It’s nice train, they’ve enjoyable, and it wears them out to have the ability to sleep with none distractions as a result of it exhausts them after some time.
  • We’ve a reasonably constant routine. In fact, that features tucking in each single one in every of his stuffed animals, which could be time consuming, but it surely helps him loosen up, so it’s price it. 🙂
  • We watch fish swim on YouTube, and it places him proper to sleep.
  • I used to rub his eyebrows and he would go to sleep shortly. Now, he’s too outdated for that. LOL
  • My secret trick with each my kids is to show off all of the lights. Then, I sit or lay with them. Then, I slowly let my eyes shut, taking 5 seconds to shut them. I maintain them closed for 10 seconds, then repeat. Works each time, even on my 17-year-old little one. It’s comforting and strategic. Takes 10-Quarter-hour. Then, I creep out of the room. It’s nearly like a type of hypnotizing. But to inform my spouse this trick. She nonetheless wonders how I do it.
  • Make them watch a really outdated, boring film with me till they get drained. It was profitable after ready 20 minutes whereas watching a film.
  • I by no means actually had an issue with my kids having any issues with sleeping till after the passing of my son. I’ve handled that by ensuring my kids know that he’s simply tremendous and praying at nighttime to God and with the ability to do little issues like write him letters and put them in shoeboxes, and I allow them to know that he will get them in heaven once they write them right here.
  • Threaten to place water in ear.
  • I informed him that whoever sleeps early, the tooth fairy involves his mattress and places cash for him. It was a really profitable method of convincing him.
  • My son has ADHD, so discovering a chilled routine is tough sufficient, however on prime of that, conserving nonetheless lengthy sufficient to loosen up. So, I used to brush his hair, then braid it, then unbraided it, then brush, then braid, then unbraided – repetition was key for us.
  • Used Febreze as “monster spray.”
  • They’re allowed two small items of sweet proper earlier than they lay down. It’s not a bribe, it’s an alternate.
  • Taking part in first one asleep wins a prize.
  • Singing Irish consuming songs.
  • Instructed them they may meet one another of their goals.
  • I used to have to put in mattress with him and pretend sleeping for him to sleep or play a sure sort of music via Alexa. I additionally used to have Alexa learn him bedtime tales.

Appendix

Sleep Index

A easy Sleep Index (SI) was created to profile school-aged kids who’re glorious sleepers and those that are poor sleepers (from the notion of their dad and mom). The SI is calculated utilizing the next questions:

Q6. In common, do you are feeling your little one is getting sufficient sleep?

Q7. General, how would you describe your little one’s sleep in a typical week?

The index yielded three teams, as depicted beneath, for evaluation functions.

Wonderful SleepersCommon SleepersPoor Sleepers
55%26%20%

Mother or father Profile

Gender%Age%Ethnicity% Area%
Male47%18-241%Caucasian78%South44%
Feminine53%25-3425%African American14%Midwest24%
35-4447%Asian/Pacific Islander3%Northeast16%
45-5420%Different4%West16%
55+6%  
Hispanic10%

Youngster Profile

Gender%Grade%Kind of Mattress% Age of Mattress%
Male51%Pre-Okay to 2nd20%Twin41%<1 yr outdated20%
Feminine48%3rd to fiveth25%Full/Double30%1 to 2 years outdated42%
Different1%6th to eightth25%Queen16%3 to five years outdated27%
9th to 12th30%Bunk7%6 to 9 years outdated5%
King4%10+ years outdated4%
Loft2%Unsure2%
Different1%

[1] This fall. Does your little one have a constant bedtime on faculty nights?

[2] Q4A. On the whole, do extracurriculars (sports activities, cheer, band, and so on.) have an effect on when your little one goes to mattress on faculty nights?

[3] Q2. What time does your little one typically go to their room for the night time?

[4] Q3. How lengthy after your little one goes to their room for the night time on faculty nights do you suppose it takes them to really go to sleep?

[5] Q5. What number of hours of sleep do you suppose your little one sometimes will get?

[6] Q6. On the whole, do you are feeling your little one is getting sufficient sleep? Q7. General, how would you describe your little one’s sleep in a typical week?

[7] Q7A. Why do say that? Please present as a lot element as potential. [OPEN END] Q8. What makes you suppose your little one IS getting sufficient sleep? Please choose all that apply. Q9. What makes you suppose your little one is NOT getting sufficient sleep? Please choose all that apply.

[8] Q9A. On the whole, what number of hours earlier than mattress does your little one have their final… [caffeinated beverage, sugary drink/sugary snack]

[9] Q9B. Which of the next, if any, does your little one have entry to and/or sometimes use once they go to mattress… [smartphone, tablet/iPad]

[10] Q9C. Do you prohibit the display time in your little one’s gadget earlier than mattress on faculty nights?

[11] Q10A. We perceive all children are completely different and every little one might desire completely different actions within the evenings earlier than going to mattress/sleep. What does your little one do within the evenings earlier than going to mattress/to sleep on faculty nights (Sunday – Thursday)? Please choose all that apply. We’d love to listen to in case your little one does one thing particular or distinctive that’s not listed beneath (if that’s the case, please sort in as a lot element as potential in “Different.”)

[12] Q14. Does your little one have any of the next circumstances that will stop them from getting a very good night time’s sleep?

[13] Q15. Please point out how a lot you agree or disagree with the next statements in relation to your little one.

[14] Q16. About what number of hours per week does your little one spend on every of the next actions?

[15] Q17. Has your little one just lately skilled stress associated to any of the next objects? Please choose all that apply.

[16] Q17A. Please clarify somewhat bit in regards to the important life change(s) that has/have just lately prompted stress on your little one.

[17] Q18. Many dad and mom battle with getting their children to sleep (and to sleep effectively). Up to now, what are some humorous or uncommon belongings you and/or your shut buddies/relations have tried to get your/their little one(ren) to sleep? Had been they profitable? Unsuccessful? Had been they time-consuming? What obtained you to attempt a brand new technique? Please be as detailed as potential so we will really respect the battle!

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