This information is purely to allow a reader to identify or empathise with tiredness symptoms they may want to know a little more about. It is not intended to replace a consultation with an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
Unfortunately, not getting a good night’s sleep can affect a child’s mood and behaviour during the day, leading to school and discipline problems. Sleeping studies have showed that less sleep at night means more behavioural problems during the day, poor sleep in children with bad grades in classes such as maths, reading and writing and some studies show that sleep disturbed children have more depressive symptoms and anxiety disorders.
Symptoms can include:
If your child is having difficulty in getting to sleep, staying asleep or has early morning waking, here are things you can do:
If your child is showing signs of extreme tiredness, you should seek the advice of a doctor or other suitably qualified professional.
Do these Sunflower stories resonate with you?
Here are just a handful of stories to give you a flavour of how we have supported children, young people and their families. Supporting children to thive is what Sunflower is good at.
The Sunflower Trust