Sleep health and sleep inequities in children.

Sleep is an important part of children’s mental health and wellbeing, growth and development. Children’s sleep health is influenced by various individual, social and environmental factors. Increased knowledge and understanding of the importance of sleep health, along with the factors that impact sleep health for children and families, can help support and promote good sleep behaviours and habits. This can ultimately lead to better child mental health and wellbeing.

This new short article describes what sleep health and sleep inequities are and outlines the determinants of sleep inequities. It also provides considerations for how practitioners can encourage good sleep health among children and their families.

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