Sleep Advice Scenarios
In an ideal world, getting eight hours of restful sleep so we wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed would be a breeze! Sadly, work, responsibilities, our stage in life and overall health can all too easily steal our shut-eye. Here at The Sleep Council we’ve got years of expertise in helping people who are struggling to sleep and have identified some key times in our lives and profiles who often encounter sleep disturbance.
Perhaps you’re a new mum juggling family and work whilst trying to carve out some time for yourself? Chances are you can drop off to sleep, no problem, but often wake, or are woken, in the night. If that’s you, take a look at the advice for Lizzie. If your child is suffering disturbed sleep, unsettled and clingy, our wise words for Daisy could help you tackle the issues – and reduce the stress on all the family into the bargain!
If it’s a teen with a ‘late to bed, late to rise’ sleep cycle who’s suffering from sleep issues then our specialist teen advice could work wonders, particularly if Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome is the root of the difficulty. Take a look at the tailored advice for David. Or, if you’re of more advanced years, perhaps menopausal, waking up with sweats or disturbed by your partner’s snoring, the guidance for Margaret could be spot on.
Alternatively, work and stress can play havoc with your sleep, particularly if you’re a shift worker or moving between time zones. Light, noise disturbance and jet lag can all contribute to disrupting your routine and sleepless nights.
Still not sleeping?
We hope the advice for these commonplace profiles – Lizzie, Daisy, David, Steve, Julian and Margaret – will put you on the right road towards peaceful sleep. But, if problems persist, do seek specialist help