Here at The Sleep Sanctuary, I’m so pleased to have contributed to these national articles on the cause of rising child sleep issues and the lack of support for families facing challenges.
It’s great to have been quoted in both of these national publications and to have contributed to the ongoing public health debate. Thank you for the opportunity to add to these articles.
Health alert over rise in child sleep disorders – The Guardian front page
“The number of admissions to hospital of young people with sleep disorders has risen sharply, the Guardian can reveal. Experts attribute the surge over the past six years to rising obesity levels, excessive social media use before bedtime and a mental health crisis engulfing young people.”
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Rise in child sleep disorders a ‘hidden public health crisis’ – The Daily Telegraph page 3
“The number of children with sleep disorders is rising, NHS data shows, as experts blame social media and obesity for the crisis. Last year 9,429 under-16-year-olds were admitted to hospital with sleep issues, in what has been branded a “hidden public health crisis”.