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Better Sleep Council

Imagine never getting a night’s sleep.

Imagine facing the day, every day, drained and exhausted. Many people experience loss of sleep for short spells during their life but imagine how it feels to have a teenager who doesn’t sleep and never has. 93% of disabled children and young people have a sleep problem and don’t sleep through the night. This is a way of life for disabled families, a way of life that shouldn’t be like this and this is where KIDS can help.

"Long-term poor sleepers are 7 times more likely to feel helpless than good sleepers and 5 times more likely to feel alone, but also twice as likely to have relationship problems, suffer daytime fatigue and lack of concentration." The Great British Sleep Survey 2012 by Sleepio

Cathy Newman, Channel 4 News Presenter and KIDS Patron, went to our centre in Hull to meet two families who have benefited from KIDS' Sleep service.

How can KIDS help?

KIDS runs some very successful Sleep Services in Hull and Hampshire and we are looking for your help to run projects like these in other counties across England. Last year we ran 21 workshops and helped 265 families understand sleep and how to take control of their child’s sleeping issues.

Read more about how KIDS can help and what a typical sleep plan looks like.

Good sleep is vital to everyone’s health and wellbeing and with your help we can make it happen.

It costs £45,000 to set up and run a Sleep Services project for a year and if everyone who sees this webpage donated £23.25 we would raise enough money to run 18 more workshops and help over 200 more families just like Anand’s.

If everyone donated £50 we could start up a new Sleep Project near you and help even more local families in need.

Click here to find out why children with a disability have sleep issues and what impact does this have

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