Our wake-up call to help young people improve their sleep patterns
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Our wake-up call to help young people improve their sleep patterns

Avril Bembridge Clinical team lead for the specialist school nursing service, Children and Family Health Surrey

How a specialist school nursing team’s sleep project benefitted children and young people with severe learning disabilities

Sleep problems are not uncommon in children, but if a child or young person has a learning disability then sleep problems are significantly higher and more complex. Left without intervention, these problems are likely to transition into adulthood. The nurses in my team are all too aware of families who struggle with their child’s poor sleep and its knock-on effects.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 4, 14-15. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.4.14.s7

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