Just heard about a report that's just come out about mounting problems with children sleeping. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39140836 " Ten times more prescriptions of common sleep medication melatonin have also been written for children and adults under 55 over the same period. Poor sleep in children has been linked to a greater risk of obesity, lower immunity, and mental health issues." " "Ellie goes to bed a 21:00, but usually lies awake until at least 02:30. "Sometimes I'll go to school and I'll have had only two and a half hours' sleep," she says. Sleep deprivation has affected her education. She is often off sick due to exhaustion and viral infections. "If you sneeze in her room, Ellie will catch the flu," says her mother, Joanne. "Overnight investigation showed no medical explanation for Ellie's sleep problem." " The staff suspect she may just need a better sleep routine: she has a smartphone, two tablets and a television in her bedroom, and uses them just before bed. Staying off her devices an hour before bedtime might help both her sleep and her weight loss. The Children's Sleep Charity has found 92% of the families using their specialist clinics had solved their child's sleep problems within six months by changing their bedtime routine." Although they are using it as a link to obesity, you can't help but wonder about ECs claims about CFS in children being 'really common'.