Sleep disorders are conditions that disturb your normal sleep patterns. There is a close connection between sleep and your mental health.
School is able to offer support through:
- Sharing of strategies to establish a bedtime routine.
- Provide social story to support with bedtime routine.
- Referral to specialist services if appropriate.
Sleep Support for Families
If your sleep problems continue for a long time, the things you try at home are not helping, or if you are worried about an emotional or physical problem, you should speak to a GP. It may be that you have a sleep disorder that you need treatment for. Severe sleep problems can also be a sign of a mental health condition, such as depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).