Summer Holidays and Children’s Sleep Issues

Image of two children and two dogs at the beach

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 […]

Top tips for a good night’s sleep

When you have a stressful life event it is perfectly normal to sleep poorly for a few nights. However, problems arise when this short term insomnia turns into long term (chronic) insomnia. This is when you may need to seek help. Limit your use of computers, tablets and phones before going to bed, and do […]