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Ways to sleep well and common challenges

Getting enough sleep is really important for children's physical and emotional wellbeing. Your child will be ready to learn and have fun if they’ve had enough sleep. If they haven't here are some common challenges and ways to sleep well.

Ways to sleep well and common challenges - click the titles to open more information

  • Settling Down

  • Nightmares and Night Terrors

  • Sleep Walking

  • Screen Time

Ways to sleep well

What you can do to help

Who can help?

Night terrors – most children will grow out of night terrors – but talk to a GP if episodes are occurring several times a night or most nights. 

Nightmares – seek advice from a GP if a child is having repeated nightmares (series of nightmares with a recurring theme).

If you’re worried about your child, a health professional in our team will be able to offer advice and support. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation. If your aged 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635 443

**Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays**

Need More Information?

Lullaby Trust, safer sleeping advice

Nodcast

Family Lives, sleep for newborns and babies

Understanding childhood, crying and sleeping in the first months of life

NHS, how much sleep do kids need?

NHS, sleep tips for teenagers

Keep Your Head

Pzizz - a free app helps to calm the mind, fall asleep fast, stay asleep and wake up refreshed

Teen Zone - Useful information and tips for teenagers

CHUMS tips and advice on sleep disturbance 

Mental Health foundation


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