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Most of our children place little value on sleep and generally are poor sleep managers. Therefore, educationalists, parents, and health professionals all have an important role in detecting and resolving sleep deprivation.

Studies show people who are sleep deprived report increases in negative moods (anger, frustration, irritability, sadness) and decreases in positive moods. And sleeplessness is often a symptom of mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. ... So getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep is important.

During this Symposium Dr Chris Seton – Paediatric & Adolescent Sleep Physician will show parents/supporters  how important sleep is for learning and moods and then give practical strategies to optimise sleep. Dr Seton discusses solutions when detecting sleep problems and how to implement ways to build resilient, high quality sleep, with the ultimate aim of providing protection from stress-induced mood disorders, while achieving optimal school-learning outcomes.

Dr Seton is a Paediatric and Adolescent Sleep Physician who works as a Staff Specialist in the Sleep Investigation Unit and Respiratory Support Service at Westmead Children’s Hospital. He is the founding Director of the SAN Paediatric Sleep Laboratory and also consults in Paediatric Sleep Disorders at Hornsby and St Vincent’s Clinic, Darlinghurst. 

Dr Seton’s special interests include Adolescent Sleep Deprivation, Paediatric Narcolepsy and the relationship between sleep and learning in children. 

Gain a valuable insight into your teenager's sleep by coming along to this comprehensive Symposium.

Donations for every ticket go towards Headspace.