Sleep techniques from a qualified practitioner for a better night’s sleep

Sleep problem? Is it a worry? Sleep can be improved at any age! There is no need to change any aspect of family sleep until you are ready!

Postive associations

Sleep is a highly complex hormonal process occurring in the brain – it needs consistent positive associations to aid these hormonal processes

Sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene describes habits and practices which promote better sleep. A calm and consistent bedtime routine is crucial

Sleep teaching

Learning to sleep is a process of normal development and takes practice. In order to learn new techniques to get to sleep, we need consistency, patience and support to encourage our babies to sleep. This is no different to encouraging our babies with other aspects of their development. When paying for a sleep plan you are buying not just knowledge but on-going non-judgemental support and encouragement for you as parents whilst you encourage your child

Newest babies

Our newest babies have different sleep – they are not developmentally capable of the stages of sleep seen in older babies, children and adults. Instead they alternate between active sleep and quiet sleep and will not always fall asleep when tired. Laying your baby down when they give you sleepy cues will help them settle

Waking is normal

All babies, children and adults wake 3-4 times in the second part of the night. This is an evolutionary advantage and we fall asleep quickly often without noticing. Your child will continue to wake but you will not be aware as we can teach them to resettle themselves

Magic wand

Sleep teaching does not come with a magic wand! It takes some time (sometimes 3-5 days, sometimes 3-5 weeks) and can increase parental tiredness at the beginning, BUT it is worth it! Before starting a sleep programme consider ways to increase your family’s sleep right now

Additional help:

Using a sleep consultant is money invested in on-going healthy sleep habits for your family, however it is not for everyone.

Below are listed some free sources of support for your family.

  • Local health visiting service
  • Local GP
  • thechildrenssleepcharity.org.uk
  • tiredout.org.uk
  • essentialparent.com
  • nhs.uk
  • cerebra.org.uk
  • eric.org.uk
  • sleepcouncil.org.uk
  • hope2sleep.co.uk

You should know:

At present in the UK anyone can call themselves a sleep consultant. It is an unregulated industry, although that is set to change. There are many practitioners that use different sleep training methods. At Goodnight solutions I am transparent with my sleep consultant training and never suggest anything that a family is not comfortable with or is not evidenced-based. Call me to discuss how I can help you and your family achieve better sleep.

I am covered by professional indemnity insurance through the Royal College of Nursing. In addition as a specialist community public health nurse with current Nursing and Midwifery Council registration I am bound by my professional code of conduct. That means I have to act in the best interests of my client and their family at all times.  We can go through different sleep training methods to find solutions that work for you and your family.

Goodnight Solutions is also an accredited member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants. This means the techniques to get to sleep offered are based on a foundation of knowledge, ethics and experience and will not involve leaving your child to cry.

Contact me here for how I can help!

Also:

For me to work alongside you and your family, as a sleep consultant trainer, to solve sleep issues you will provide me with personal information. This is stored securely and only used for creating a tailor made plan for your family. Please see the privacy policy and terms and conditions for further information.

The magic awe of sleep has been lost in today’s society.