Sleep Support

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Good sleep is needed for children’s growth and development. A decent night’s sleep will help them to do better at school, allow them to react more quickly to situations, have a more developed memory, learn more effectively and solve problems, plus it will make them less susceptible to colds and other minor ailments, less irritable and better behaved!

Lack of sleep

Lack of sleep causes hyperactivity and other behavioural problems, as well as damaging physical and mental development. Poor sleep habits from an early age can lead to long term sleep problems.

There are so many different factors which can affect children’s sleep such as:

  • diet 
  • changes in routine
  • being uncomfortable 
  • Fear/anxiety
  • sensory issues, some can wake up easily when, e.g.when the central heating clicks
  • children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

For more information

Together Trust have some amazing resources available for parents/carers, to help with:

  • children who are afraid of the dark
  • nightmares and sleep terrors
  • anxiety and fear around sleep/bedtime
  • routines
  • exercise and activities
  • how food and drink can affect sleep
  • noise, relaxation and temperature

and much much more

Need support with your child's sleep?

'Sleep Tight Bradford and Craven' provide specialist one-to-one sleep clinics for parents of children aged 2-11 years old who are experiencing sleep difficulties. 

Run by the Together Trust, a charity highly experienced in providing sleep services, their sleep practitioners will work with families to create a personalised sleep plan for children so that everyone can get a good night’s sleep. 

If you’re a parent, carer, or a practioner supporting a family living in the Bradford or Craven area with a child aged between 2-11 visit Sleep tight Bradford and Craven.

Did you know?

As well as the sleep clinics, Together Trust are holding 'Sleep Chat' sessions for parents/carers of children aged 2-11 who live in the Bradford and Craven district.

You are invited to have a 15 minute chat with qualified sleep practioner to discuss any sleep issues your child may be experiencing. 

Sleep chat sessions are taking place on the following dates between 10.00-11.00am:

  • Tuesday 9th January 2024
  • Tuesday 6th February 2024
  • Tuesday 12th March 2024
  • Wednesday 17th April 2024
  • Thursday 9th May 2024
  • Tuesday 11th June 2024
  • Wednesday 10th July 2024
  • Monday 5th August 2024

If you would like to speak to someone, please email your full name, contact number and preferred date to:

You will receive an email to confirm your allocated phone slot and the name of the practitioner who will be  calling you.


Need someone to talk to now

The National Sleep Helpline has trained sleep advisors who can talk things through and suggest ways to help.

You can call them on 03303 530541

The helpline is open Sunday - Tuesday & Thursday 7pm -9pm and Wednesday 9-11 am (excluding bank holidays).

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