Teenagers Who Wont go to Sleep! Dealing with Difficult Sleep Habits.

Aug 21, 2019, 04:28 AM
Teenagers brains are constantly changing. This doesn’t help their sleep patterns. How do we support them to make better choices when it comes to social media and computer use? Often devices are requirements of the school curriculum and homework is left until late at night, waking their already busy brains. This is combined with increased stress from friendships and relationships. 
Striking a balance can be tricky. Dr Paul Jeffrey is a paediatric clinical psychologist and understands sleep and teenagers well, he runs a sleep psychology clinic out of his private practice in Subiaco. 
Be sure to check out some great resources we discussed today: 
Conversations Podcast (David Gillespie) - How the iPhone re-wrote the teenage
Parental as Anything podcast series (Maggie Dent) - Screen time–how much is too much 
Sleep Shack–an online self-help program 
Sleep Health Foundation tip sheets and resources–http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au