Frequently asked questions about sleeping

We have compiled answers to some of the questions that we often get asked by parents and carers about sleeping.

Just click on the question below to find the answer:


Question 1
Why can't my child sleep?


Question 2
My son never wants to go to bed.  He is autistic and when he is in bed he is restless and does not sleep through the night.  What is the best method to get him to sleep?
Question 3
My daughter screams and cries when we put her in her room for bed time and she immediately comes out of the bed when we try to leave.
Question 4
My son will not sleep in his own bed.  He is now 9 years old and he is autistic.
Question 5
My 12 year old son will not go to bed until very late and sometimes he is still up at even 1 or 2 am.  He says he can’t sleep and plays on his computer, he then can't wake up in the morning for the school bus which then leads to lots of shouting and tears in the morning. I have 3 other children that I need to get ready for school as well.

Of course, if you don't find the answer you're looking for here, please get in touch with our team at, or your individual school's co-ordinator and we will make sure that we answer it.  If you are happy for the question to be shared, we will add it to those above.