Entries by Goodnight Solutions

Spring forward ! Bedtime back!

Spring forward ! Bedtime back! Resolve sleep issues with the clocks changing! This Sunday 31st March the clocks go forward by 1 hour and British Summer Time begins! This is great news for those of us who love longer days and spring time. Not so great for anyone working an early shift on Sunday morning […]

World Sleep Day 2019

World Sleep Day 2019 World Sleep Day 2019® is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life (BSS, 2019). World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to […]

What is sleep therapy?

Sleep Therapy Sleep therapy is used to help individuals identify what may be contributing to their sleep problem. Traditionally GPs have prescribed sleeping medication, however now the preferred treatment is talking therapies such as iCBT – cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia. This is starting to widen to incorporate mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy techniques. […]

Sleep and Hormones

“Sleep results from a complex cascade of hormones in the brain which initiate and maintain the state of sleep throughout the night” One of the main hormones involved in sleep is melatonin. Melatonin helps to regulate the timing of sleep onset but does not generate sleep by itself. Once sleep is achieved melatonin slowly decreases […]

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Insomnia or sleep deprivation? Part 2

What are your thoughts about sleep? Insomnia or sleep deprivation? Part 2. In the first part of this blog we looked at some tweaks parents could make to give themselves more time in bed. We also discussed the quality of our sleep and our priorities as adults. Is there an accidental sleep deprivation or a […]

Insomnia or sleep deprivation? Part 1

In this 2 part blog we look at some of the reasons for parental exhaustion! Kids finally asleep but you can’t drop off ? In today’s busy world with so many pressures on our time it is easy skimp on our sleep. As a parent the few hours in the late evening that belong just […]

New Years Resolution to Sleep

Most of us are considering some New Years resolutions at this time of year. Perhaps these might include a more healthy diet, getting fitter, completing a sporting achievement or considering a career change! Does making a commitment to getting more sleep make it onto your list? By improving the quality and quantity of your family’s […]

Everything you need to know about your child’s sleep

I’ve been asked to write a guest blog for Bumps, babies and beyond about sleep tips so here we go! For more info visit https://www.yourlocalbabyshow.co.uk/ What is sleep? “If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process ever made.”  Allan Rechtschaffen 1978 Sleep results from a complex […]

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Christmas present ideas?

Looking for a unique Christmas present for a family member or friend ? How about the gift of a good night’s sleep? Goodnight Solutions have simplified their services and prices making it easier for families to access tailor-made support. A home visit or phone/email package now costs £80 and includes step-by-step sleep plan and on-going […]

Where do you want your child to sleep?

Where do you want your child to sleep? Are you happy with where your child sleeps? If so then there’s no problem. But sometimes a child may settle in their parent’s bed or sofa and be carried up to bed asleep. In the hope that the child will then stay in their own sleep space […]