Australian-first sleep study for children now recruiting

19 March 2021

Researchers from UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research are calling for parents and kids to be involved in a national study into early childhood sleeping patterns.

Chief Investigators of the Sleep Transitions and Regularity Study (STARs) Professor Karen Thorpe and Dr Sally Staton said the longitudinal study will follow more than 300 children over four years to determine the optimal amount of sleep children need to experience positive health and learning outcomes.

This is the first study to link primary observations in early childhood settings, such as kindergartens and day care, with existing data on children’s outcomes.

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