Published on November 21, 2018 | Updated on December 9, 2019

SLEEP.E - Stéphanie MAZZA

Toolkit to promote sleep in children

Forty-three percent of children aged 2 to 14 years are reported to have a sleeping disorders. A study showed that sleep disorders were a lot more frequent in the worst performing children in their class. The cognitive consequences of sleep deprivation in children are characterized by difficulties in concentration, attention, mental flexibility, a reduction in processing speed, and abstraction, emotional control, motivation, many functions that are necessary for the assimilation of new knowledge. Campaigns of awareness are regularly done at school. However, the impact is often insignificant. This new system allows in one month to autonomously acquire knowledge about sleep and children’s individual sleep rhythm, to develop responsible behaviour and implement healthier sleep rules. This pedagogical system was tested in five primary school classes between 2017 and 2018. Our preliminary results confirm the efficiency of this toolkit. It is now available on internet to develop its use.