Sleep Tips for tired Parents

I spend most of my time giving sleep tips for children aged under 6, but I frequently have parents asking for suggestions of how they can improve their sleep too. Here are my sleep tips which are suitable for all adults to follow. However, these are particularly relevant to parents of poor sleepers, who find their own sleep limited and fragmented by their child’s sleep challenges.

Autumn clock change

Manage the Autumn Clock Change

The UK will be moving our clocks back by an hour next Sunday (27th October) to mark the end of British Summertime (Daylight Saving Time). Where perviously you might have looked forward to an extra hour in bed, there is no such luxury for parents of tricky sleepers! I always receive lots of emails and messages…

Over tiredness

A really common issue that I often see in the children I support is over tiredness. It can build up really easily, it can sometimes be hard to spot, and it can have a huge effect on your child’s day and night time behaviours.   What happens when over tiredness strikes? If your child becomes…

school sleep

New Term, new start

For us, this summer has been a fantastic blur of sunshine, long lazy days, paddling pools and beach trips. But we are now hurtling back towards the new school year with great speed, and that can only mean one thing – back to reality! For lots of families, the summer holidays provide a welcome break…