Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 10, 2019 16:27:51 GMT 12
NEW RESEARCH TO GET A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR TAMARIKI
A new strategic research project with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whanau has been awarded $1.7 million over three years by A Better Start National Science Challenge. As well as improving sleep, this project also aims to reduce excessive weight gain in young tamariki (0-2 years), and to improve wellbeing among tamariki and their caregivers.
The Moemoea project will look to traditional knowledge in Māori and Pasifika communities around centeredness, or connection, to create a pou (pillar) for whanau to use to improve outcomes for their tamariki / mokopuna, based around the potential of sleep to improve wellbeing.
The research team will develop a sleep tool-kit that is engaging, useful and easy to use, and specifically tailored for Māori and Pasifika families. It will support communication and connectedness between children and caregivers and incorporate relevant cultural values and traditions.......