Sleep resources

Psychology and Therapeutic Services provides lots of information and free resources about sleep for children, young people and families.

Sleeping catWelcome to a world of sleep resources.

Sleep is essential for life and development. In our modern society, sleep can be limited or disrupted. This can have serious consequences at all ages and stages.

We are adding new resources to this page frequently, so please check back, or contact us if there's something that you need.

Please read our general guide to good sleep during COVID.

Useful links

Often, teens may find it difficult to fall asleep. The Children's Sleep Charity has tips on how to improve your quality of sleep.

The MindMate website contains useful information on the importance of sleep and how to get a better night's sleep.

For information on how much sleep your child should be getting, or how to improve the quality of sleep for someone aged 0-18, visit the Sleep Health website.

You can work out how many hours of sleep you need by using the Sleep Calculator.

Test yourself- are you a morning lark or a night owl?

Sleep advice from The Source Website for young people

Please read our information on how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect teenagers' sleep.

A collection of tips, activities and resources to help young people’s sleep, kindly shared by Dr Katie Lewis, Cardiff University, as part of NCMH.

Teen Sleep Hub - Top Tips - Delayed Sleep Phase

Teen Sleep Hub - Top Tips - Time

Teen Sleep Hub - Top Tips - Screen time, social media and peer pressure

Teen Sleep Hub - Top Tips - Lack of Routine

For more advice for young people on sleep, go to The Source website for young people in Suffolk

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