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Get enough quality sleep;

  • Make time for sleep. Each person needs a different amount of sleep. You can learn what your sleep needs are by noting whether you feel rested in the morning and alert during the day.
  • Keep a regular sleep schedule by sleeping and waking up at the same time each day
  • Set the stage for sleep by making a comfortable sleep environment. Limit noise and light distractions. Avoid stimulants close to bedtime (caffeine, nicotine and other medications). Alcohol can disturb your sleep, by waking you up during the night and early morning.

Sleep for Children & Youth: This CHEO resource provides tips that parents can do at home to help their child sleep better.

Are Canadian adults getting enough sleep? Infographic

Are Canadian children getting enough sleep? Infographic