Search found 14 matches

Search found 14 matches
by Vicki Dawson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: Not sleeping well in cot anymore
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Not sleeping well in cot anymore

Hi, It is important to try to work out what your daughter's behaviour is trying to tell you, this is why we always conduct thorough assessments of cases individually. It sounds like she is probably overly tired too which can make it more difficult for youngsters to fall asleep. Consider things like ...
by Vicki Dawson
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: Liquid Melatonin and 8yo with Autism
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Liquid Melatonin and 8yo with Autism

Hi, Thanks for your question. We have worked successfully with families with the support of medical practitioners and used a behavioural approach to wean children off melatonin. As our approach is around behavioural intervention we are not in a position to advise families around reducing prescriptio...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: 4 am start to the day
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: 4 am start to the day

Hi Susie, You must be exhausted! Firstly we need to explore why this may be happening and there are a number of things you need to consider. You can firstly use a sleep diary to try to work out how many hours sleep he is currently getting and whether his bedtime needs to be a little later. Consider ...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: Bedtime not working
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Bedtime not working

Hi Lorna, First of all it is great that you've identified so quickly a potential problem as getting in there early with strategies can really help to prevent this from developing into more of a long term issue. It sounds like there could be a number of things going on here and the key will be to sti...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: Getting so little sleep!
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Getting so little sleep!

Hi Mandy, Any change can potentially disrupt sleep patterns. It could be a number of factors that are having an impact. The arrival of a new sibling may mean your 2 year old needs a few tweaks to their bedtime routine to help them to adjust. You could try putting one of your worn t-shirts over their...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: Will switching to formula help her sleep longer?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Will switching to formula help her sleep longer?

Hi, The Sleep Charity currently only works with families of children age 12 months upwards. Although I can't directly help you with your difficulties right now I can signpost you to some more appropriate sources of help. It would be a good idea to check out this site https://www.breastfeedingnetwork...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Parents & Sleep
Topic: waking multiple times
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: waking multiple times

Hi Sarah, That sounds really difficult and you must be feeling exhausted. When children have sleep difficulties we need to make a thorough assessment to try to find out what may be causing them. There can be many factors involved. Once we have identified what the trigger may be we can start to work ...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: My 12 year old only sleeps for 2 hours
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: My 12 year old only sleeps for 2 hours

Hi Helena, This sounds a really extreme case and would warrant further investigation from medical professionals. It would be good for you to speak to the health professionals involved and to ask what specialist support is available in your area around sleep. Keep sleep diaries so that you can docume...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: Both my children are waking before dawn
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Both my children are waking before dawn

Hi Harmony, This sounds exhausting for you. When we do a one to one assessment it takes around an hour to really unpick cases. Giving information online makes it tricky as obviously we can't do this so I can give you some general ideas to try. First of all we need to try to understand why they are w...
by Vicki Dawson
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: Sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Sleeping

Hi I would suggest that you seek advice from your GP around this and request a referral to a specialist sleep centre so that the cause can be investigated. I'm presuming that she is kicking etc when asleep? If so it may be useful to record some footage of this to show the GP too so that they can see...
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