Updated: May 31
Did you know that around that nearly half of all children don't sleep well? And what about help for tired parents? Sleep issues are common and parents and carers should never feel alone.
Around 4 in 10 children will experience a sleep problem at some point and this rises to 8 out of 10 children where there is a diagnosis of Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). These problems are typically persistent and do not resolve themselves without intervention.
When we have children, we expect there to be some disrupted nights. Unfortunately for some families, the sleepless nights can continue for months and even years. A child's sleep issues can have an impact on the whole family. Sleep is essential for children's and adults' physical and mental wellbeing. To help parents and carers take steps towards To coincide with National Bed Month which runs in March, The Sleep Charity has created a free brand new children’s sleep eBook in partnership with Dunelm.
Get A Copy Of The Children's Sleep eBook
The Sleep Charity has launched the special eBook as part of its ‘Tired of Being Alone’ campaign to support parents and carers who have a child/children that struggle to get good quality sleep. It’s a helpful guide that shows how common sleep issues are, and that parents/carers are not alone and that help and support are available.
You can download a free copy of the eBook here
There are many reasons why a child may experience sleep difficulties.
Find out more about your child's sleeping habits, what stops them from sleeping as well as some top tips with the eBook that is aimed at parents.
It offers more than just advice, the book is full of content backed by science and research, to help parents and carers feel more confident in making choices.
There are a number of reasons why sleep issues occur for children from lack of routine to sleep, anxiety, food and drink, screen time, the bedroom environment among other factors.
Here at TCT, Cathy Darby is our specialist sleep practitioner who can provide families with help and support with infant and child sleep concerns. Cathy is full of friendly advice, hints and tips about how to help your child get a good night’s sleep - which in turn should then help you get a good sleep! You can find more about the service Cathy offers here.
Improving a child's sleep improves the quality of sleep that parents and carers can get too. That helps improve every area of a family's life from school, work, health, relationships and more.
Free Adult Sleep eBook - Understanding Your Sleep
Along with help for children, there is an adult’s sleep eBook ‘Understanding Your Sleep’.
Created in partnership with Bed Advice UK brought to you by The National Bed Federation, you can find a free copy to download here .
Please share the free eBooks and support with families who really need it because we all deserve a great night's sleep.