Sleep is important for our physical and mental wellbeing. But it's important to consider your family's individual needs and circumstances when accessing advice and resources.
You may want to try these tips and advice we've found to encourage improved quality of sleep.
If you want more advice about sleep contact:
- your health visitor if your child is between 0 and 5 years
- your school nurse or GP if your child is of school age
Find more information in these sleep resources:
- healthy sleep tips for children on the NHS website
- tips and advice for good sleep for young people on the Healthier Together NHS website
- sleep advice for young people on the Healthier Together (what0-18.nhs.uk)
- helpful sleep resources and guides for children with brain conditions on the Cerebra website
- sleep advice for children with SEND on the Sleep Charity website
- advice on sleep and autism on the National Autistic Society (NAS) website
- sleep advice for parents with disabled children on Family Lives website
Referral for the Sleep Clinic
ID-CAMHS runs the Sleep Clinic for children with a diagnosed learning disability.
Your child must be referred by a health care professional or social worker, for example your GP or a paediatrician. The clinic does not accept self-referrals from parents.
Sleep must be the main area of concern for someone to be referred to the Sleep Clinic.