It’s true – active kids often sleep better. Sleep is important for restoring energy, and for growth and development. Not enough sleep can negatively affect a child’s behavior, learning, wellbeing, health and weight. What else can I do to improve my child’s sleep? • Have regular bedtime and wake up times. • Have a regular bedtime routine. This might include a bath, brushing teeth, a story, then bed. • Quiet activities are good before bed but avoid screen use (such as TV, internet and computer games) in the hour before bedtime. • Have no screens, devices or other distractions in the place where children sleep. • Have a comfortable sleep environment that’s dark, quiet and warm. • Avoid giving your child food and drinks containing caffeine.