Christmas Gift Vouchers

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This Christmas, give someone a gift they really want – the gift of sleep! With Christmas fast approaching, it is the time for finding that perfect gift for a loved one. This Christmas, why not give your loved one the gift of sleep? Getting a good night’s sleep can improve your mood, productivity, help with […]

10th October World Mental Health Day

Information about the WIWAG event on the 10th October.

10th October is World Mental Health Day. The Wellbeing in Wokingham Action Group (WIWAG) are holding a FREE event – with experts and organisations talking about emotional wellbeing. Come along and top up your mental wellbeing! This event is for YOU if emotional wellbeing is an area you are interested in or have been affected […]

Summer Holidays and Children’s Sleep Issues

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With the summer holidays upon us, the structure and routine that school imposes on the whole family goes out of the window. With all of the flexibility and fun that this freedom brings, it can also cause major disruption to children’s sleep by them going to bed late and sleeping in. Added to this lack […]

10 top tips to help your child sleep in the heatwave

In the UK we are experiencing an ongoing heatwave, with no signs of stopping. For many people, the sunshine and heat during the daytime is a very welcome change. However, when night-time comes this can lead to a very bad night’s sleep. In an ideal world, a nursery should be kept at between 16 and […]

Adults should get 7-9 hours of sleep per night

Ideally, adults should be getting between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. However, it is estimated that at least 35% of adults are not getting enough sleep.   Research in the Journal Sleep https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article/40/10/zsx135/4056064, even goes so far as to suggest that both short (<6.5 hours) and long (≥9.5 hours) sleep were associated with higher […]

Children’s insomnia linked to obesity

Recent research published in the April journal of Sleep (https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy018) from the University of Warwick has show that children who do not get enough sleep are twice as likely to be overweight than children who do get enough sleep. They looked at different age groups (infants (0 to <3 years); early childhood (3 to <9 […]

Welcome to the new Trouble Sleeping website

Welcome to the new Trouble Sleeping website. I am Dr Lindsay Browning and I received my Doctorate in insomnia from The University of Oxford where I studied how worry and rumination affect sleep. I set up Trouble Sleeping in 2006 to help people overcome these issues as well as other sleeping problems. As a mother, […]