Sleep and Mindfulness audio app MOSHI reveals UK survey outlining the changes in children’s sleeping habits during the pandemic, and their impact on family life
Moshi the #1 sleep and mindfulness audio app for kids has revealed findings of the sleeping habits of children throughout the pandemic. Amongst the parents who noted their child’s sleeping habits have been negatively impacted, over a half admit that their children are having trouble getting to sleep (57%), whilst a third say their child has been waking up in the middle of the night (34%) or earlier than usual (32%).
Top survey results include:
• 61 % of parents say they have found parenting more stressful during the Covid 19 pandemic
• 57 % of parents say their children have trouble getting to sleep
• 42 % have noted their child has been going to bed one hour and 16 minutes later than usual
• 34 % say their child wakes up in the middle of the night more
• 33 % say morning is the most stressful time of day
It’s not just bedtime that is proving to be a stressful period for families in the UK, as one third of the parents surveyed revealed mornings being the most stressful time of the day. A further two in five note that their child’s disrupted sleep is affecting their level of patience the following day and, with not having the usual respite and downtime, pressure rises.
Commenting on the findings, CEO of Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness, Ian Chambers, said: “Poor sleep is a growing health issue that affects the whole family. As a father, I know first-hand that if the kids can’t sleep, the entire household suffers. With the ongoing stress and uncertainty brought on by Covid-19 and now a second lockdown, more parents are looking for effective tools to help keep their children positive and calm. Feedback from the millions of families using the app and the results of our scientific research show that Moshi can help.”
TESTIMONIAL: Clare Cameron, mother to Elliot, lives in Ayr, Ayrshire in Scotland.
The Story: Her son Elliot (aged 10) has trouble sleeping, which interferes with his school and homework as he is often too tired to concentrate. They’ve tried other apps to help him sleep, but due to Moshi’s huge variety and wider library of soothing stories, this has proved to help him considerably.
Not only has this helped Elliot with his sleeping and learning behaviours (which Clare has mentioned includes, patience, kindness and understanding), but also for her as a parent. Lockdown for Clare has been isolating in itself and one day, Elliot found his mother crying in her bedroom and (noting the soothing results he experiences when using the app) played a Moshi story for her too. This has therefore helped strengthen their mother-son bond and relationship too.
In response to the challenges experienced by teachers and carers at schools and nurseries during the pandemic, Moshi have made access to the app’s stories, meditations, music and sounds free for use in educational and other settings. https://www.moshisleep.com/moshi-for-schools/
For more information about Moshi, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.moshisleep.com.