Dr Simon Costello, MBBS F.R.A.C.P.

June 25, 2015

As a General Paediatrician of many years standing I am aware of the importance of sleep in children. We know that disturbed sleep will result in behavioural issues including difficulties with ability to concentrate and focus in the classroom.

In addition, growth hormone is secreted largely during sleep time so disrupted sleep may have inadvertent consequences for a growth hormone secretion.  Any initiative which would assist with promoting quality sleep is to be recommended.