Children’s Sleep Charity holds more ‘sleep clinics’

children-sleep-charityThe Children’s Sleep Charity has set up a series of sleep clinics across Doncaster over the next few months. Commissioned by the CCG to help local people, families with tireless youngsters (aged 12 months to 18 years old) can meet with one of the charity’s sleep practitioners and share their nighttime issues.

Stacey Autherson, a local mum, and husband, Brad, were regularly kept up by their energetic young son, Tristan, who would routinely wake up, sometimes seven times, during the night over a period of 18 months.

Having tried several home remedies and sleep regimes, Stacey was prescribed melatonin for Tristan by the family GP, a naturally occurring hormone which helps the onset of sleep. Although this helped Tristan drop-off initially, the effects were limited and, to the alarm of his parents, the super-charged infant soon built up a tolerance to the snoozing aid after a few weeks.

Just as things seemed hopeless, Stacey and Brad were finally referred to the Children’s Sleep Charity, a sleep clinic funded by NHS Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which provides advice and support for parents of youngsters having trouble finding their way to the land of nod.

Practioners from the charity helped the young family create a simple and effective routine for Tristan; enforcing a strict bedtime, looking at better pre-sleep nutrition and limiting stimulating activities before it was time for a snooze. Thanks to the clinic, the infant is now sleeping soundly through the night.

The Children’s Sleep Charity has had a good success rate, resolving 95% of all cases seen and with only 2% of clients being referred on to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for further, medical, treatment.

If your family is experiencing issues around sleep, contact Claire or Carol on 07912 667676 or email to attend one of the following clinics:

Balby Children’s Centre, 1 Sandycroft Crescent, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 0TY
Friday 27th November 2015

Bentley Children’s Centre, The Avenue, Bentley, Doncaster, DN5 0NP
Tuesday 29th September 2015 and Tuesday 10th November 2015

Central Children’s Centre, Welcome Way, Doncaster, DN1 3LE
Monday 28th September 2015 and Tuesday 1st December 2015

Conisbrough Children’s Centre, Wellgate, Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3HW
Wednesday 9th September 2015 and Wednesday 21st October 2015

Moorends Children’s Centre, The Hedgerow, Moorends, Doncaster DN8 4SB
Friday 27th November 2015

Rossington Children’s Centre, Grantham Street, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0TA
Wednesday 18th November 2015

Wheatley Children’s Centre, Beckett Road, Wheatley, Doncaster, DN2 4AJ
Monday 14th September 2015, Monday 2nd November 2015, Monday 7th December 2015

The Seminar Room at CAMHS, East Laith House, East Laith Gate, Doncaster, DN1 1JE
Friday 16th October 2015

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