S5 Episode 4 – The Sleep Wars – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Remember sleep? Long, uninterrupted sleep, in your own bed?
If you ping-pong around from room to room, hear the pitter patter of toddler feet at night, or wake up with a toe up your nose, you’re not alone.
So, what can you do to save your sanity? And with so much conflicting advice, what is the best approach to get your little ones into their bed….and help them stay there? Because the knock-on effects can at this age can be huge; developmental, emotional, and mental.
Maggie talks to sleep whisperer Dr Chris Seton, sleep researcher Dr Fallon Cook, gets advice from Carly Grubb from The Beyond Sleep Training Project, and learns a trick or two from the formerly very sleep deprived actor Noni Hazlehurst.
More info: Noni Hazelhurst reads Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, 2011, Akashic Books.
Note: This episode contains strong language.

LISTEN HERE: #S5 Episode 2 – The Sleep Wars

Bonus Episode: Why your teen simply must sleep

Sleep deprivation is a silent epidemic among our teenagers, according to paediatric and adolescent sleep specialist, Dr Chris Seton.

With screen time, social media and gaming competing for our teenager’s attention, sleep disruption is at an all-time high.

In this ABC listen exclusive Dr Seton tells Maggie Dent about the devastating effects sleep deprivation has on our teenagers. From social, emotional and mental health problems to declining academic performance, it is a wakeup call for parents to make sleep a priority.

LISTEN HERE: Why your teen simply must sleep

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