A study conducted in Singapore reveals that only 8% of parents recognize that their child may have sleep problems.

“It is worrying that parents don’t realise that sleep deprivation is an issue among kids,” said final-year communication studies undergraduate Cai Yiming, 24. He carried out the survey with fellow students Jeremiah Wong, 25, Joan Agustin, 22, and Muhammad Dinie, 25.

Mr Cai added: “There is a need for better awareness. Most parents were surprised by our findings.”