How can I help myself?
Sleep is really important for good health; it gives our mind time to make sense of the day and is a chance to de-stress. There are lots of things we can do to help ourselves get a good night's sleep, like getting into a routine or taking some time out from gadgets.
Check out the Radio 1 website for some good advice, or see the great advice on sleep foundation website.
Can you see on this picture what could be stopping you from sleeping ??
For Parents and Carers
The Sleep Council website gives guidance for parents/carers on supporting teenagers to get a good night's sleep as well as tips for children with additional needs. They have also produced the 'Good-Night Guide for Children' leaflet, which looks at preventing sleeping problems in children and tips for addressing issues that may arise.
The Mental Health Foundation has information on how to sleep better, looking at 4 key factors that affect how we sleep: Health, Environment, Attitude and Lifestyle.
Also, see this Public Health Matters blog by Public Health England on Mental Health and Sleep in teenagers and the MindEd free online training on sleep in teenagers.