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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.

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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.

Link to SEALION Survey

For more information, contact Rebecca Harding (PhD Student)
Phone: (03) 470 9476

Mother, Child, Aunty telling stories in Assoc Prof Elaine Reese's Research LabHarlene & Jule's Labs younger child

Dr Mele Taumoepeau with Father and Child Research participantsElaine Reese's Labs Winnie the pooh

Dr Mele Taumoepeau with Pacific Mother and Son Research participants463 Elaine Reese's Lab Mum Aunty Child

Harlene & Jule's Lab PirateDr Mele Taumoepeau with Mother and Child Research participants

Elaine Reese's Lab ElmoBurt Hatch with ADHD Research participant

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