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How much sleep do we need?

One of the most important things parents (and lots of non-parents) want to know is ‘How much sleep should we be getting?’ A new research programme complied over 300 sleep studies to ascertain how much sleep we needed for each different age and stage of  our human development. We know little ones need far more sleep than older children and we are always looking for sleep and settling tips, but how much do our older children need? And do you think you are getting enough? Check this handy infographic.



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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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