As you all know, we always get wonderful reviews on our flagship Relax range helping with our customers sleep. However, I wanted to share a business with you who has helped my little one Coco with her sleep, and a number of my friends with their and their children’s sleep.
The Family Sleep Specialist
Michelle a Certified Advanced Paediatric Sleep Specialist, trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia. She has a Msc and Dip HE in Children's Nursing and over 25+ years’ experience.
Michelle can help with all sorts of sleep problems, from children dreading going to bed, teenagers who fall asleep late at night and struggle to get up in the morning, to adults who wake lots in the night. Whatever the problem, the Family Sleep Specialist has a solution.
Michelle has kindly put together some very helpful sleep tips for if you, or your child is struggling with sleep this autumn:
- Make sure you dim the lights before bed. Bright lights can inhibit the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, so use warm coloured lights (yellow, orange, red), this is the same principle for children and adults.
- Have a warm shower or bath before bedtime. The body temperature drops when you get out of the shower or bath, and this will help your body produce more of the sleep hormone, melatonin. This applies to children and adults.
- Ensure your child’s bedroom is as consistent as possible. When children wake in the night, they check everything is the same, and changes to their environment can make them wake. The use of a continuous sound such as white noise which plays all through the night will ensure some consistency in their room and will help prevent the waking.
- An hour before bed, get your child to do a number of deep pressure activities such as crawling up the stairs, jumping and stomping. This is calming for sensory system which then helps with sleep. Follow this with quiet time when getting ready for bed.
- Adults should go to bed when feeling tired. Going too early may leave you struggling to fall asleep.
- Drink your last caffeinated drink before 2pm in the afternoon. It can take up to 7 hours for caffeine to leave your body which can make falling asleep trickier.
I hope some of these tips help but if not, the Family Sleep Specialist offers sleep advice for all ages, newborns to adults. So, if you are experiencing difficulties and have any questions, why not contact Michelle for a Free 15-minute call. Hopefully with the use of our wonderful Relax range and Michelles advice we can get you all sleeping tightly this autumn.
Find out more or contact Michelle at https://familysleepspecialist.co.uk/