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Wake up to sleep problems

Edited by Jill Wright,

The sleep problems that beset an extraordinary number of Australians can begin quite early in life. Psychologist Dr Sarah Blunden, head of paediatric sleep research at the Adelaide-based Appleton Institute, says behaviourally-based sleep problems occur in as many as 40 per cent of Australian toddlers. The institute even has a "Snooze for Kids" website. US research suggests that the sleep duration of...