Health support - children with disabilities and learning needs

Sleeping difficulties

If your child is having trouble sleeping, it can have a negative effect on the whole family by disrupting the sleep of you and their siblings. Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes for sleep problems but there are certain things you can do to improve the situation. Lots of things can affect sleep, from the bedroom environment to the activities your child does before going to bed.

The NHS Choices heaalthy sleep tips  for children provides information on sleeping well for both children and young people and their parents or carers.

Advice for Bromley parents

If a child is between 0 and 2 years 6 months, please contact your health visitor or GP. If a child is between 2 years and 5, please contact your GP in the first instance or you may also wish to speak to your community nursing team about sleep problems. 

Need more help?

Contact the Information, Advice and Support Service for free, impartial information, advice and support for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Support is also offered to children and young people with SEND. They can also help provide information in a non-web format.