A team of researchers in Women’s and Children’s Health at the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago have been investigating the link between children’s sleep and learning during the school day.
Research focusses on an under-recognised barrier to a good night’s sleep for children: breathing difficulties during sleep. In children, habitual snoring may be a marker for this sleep disrupted breathing (SDB), which, in childhood, is often caused by enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids.
Our study investigates possible links between sleep problems and readiness to learn during the day. This study is a community survey that aims to investigate links between sleep, health factors affecting sleep, and learning progress.
For more information, contact Rebecca Harding (PhD Student)
Phone: (03) 470 9476