Where to go for information on sleep problems

Sleep problems are very common among children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.  Please see below to find out about organisations that can provide you with more information.

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Sheffield Family Centres have published videos about “Getting your teenager’s sleep back on track” and “Getting a good night’s sleep for school”.


Cerebra have published a downloadable sleep guide for parents of children with brain-related conditions like autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, learning disability, cerebral palsy or epilepsy.

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The Sheffield Children’s Hospital have sleep resources for parents of children with autism and related conditions on their website.

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The Sleep Charity has resources on:

  • children’s sleep problems
  • bedtime routines
  • bedroom environment
  • relaxation tips
  • diet and sleep
  • nightmares and night terrors
  • children with SEND
  • babies and sleep

These are on their website and a separate teen sleep hub with resources on teenagers’ sleep.

You can go to the Children with SEND section by clicking on the below logo.  They have an advice sheet for children and one for adults that you can download.

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The Sheffield Parenting Hub run one-hour “Time to Sleep” Seminars. These are suitable for parents of children aged 1-18 years and can be booked directly by parents on the Eventbrite webpage.