The Sleep Council - parents and sleep 6-9 July 20

The Sleep Council is teaming up with talkhealth to offer parents the chance to ask questions and highlight any concerns regarding their own sleep as well as their families.

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It’s normal when starting a family to experience sleep deprivation with a newborn and for most, this does get better once a baby gets older. However, for some this continues with research saying it might go on for six years – and the rest!

If a child isn’t getting enough sleep – and there around 40% across England and Wales who don’t – then the parents probably aren’t either, causing increasing stresses among the whole family and the risk of day time behaviour problems arising.

If you want to know more about setting boundaries and routines in place, how to deal with a child who won’t sleep and how to look after your own sleep needs, then Lisa Artis head of The Sleep Council and Vicki Dawson, CEO and founder of The Children’s Sleep Charity will be answering questions on Thursday 9th July but the clinic will be open from Monday 6th July for you to post your questions in advance.

If you have a question that you would like us to post on your behalf email it to us here.

The Sleep Council is an impartial, advisory organisation that promotes the benefits of a good night’s sleep to health and wellbeing. Visit the Sleep Council charity page to find out more.

Medical Experts

Lisa Artis

Head of The Sleep Council

Vicki Dawson

CEO and Founder of The Children's Sleep Charity