Welcome to Sensible Sleep
Sensible Sleep incorporates The Australian Centre for Education in Sleep, The Paediatric Sleep and Psychology Clinic, Snooze for Kids and The GeMSS Practice Certificate. It brings together information on sleep for parents, children, young people, health care professionals, teachers and community groups. We are a team of experienced psychologists and we assist with sleep as well as other related issues such as parenting, depression and anxiety issues by educating and informing about the importance of sleep and what happens when we don’t get enough.
Sensible Sleep offers research-based information and gentle solutions and strategies to improve sleep health, now and for the future.
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Here at Sensible Sleep, we develop, produce and deliver high quality sleep educational products and services for educators, health professionals as well as parents, students and communities.
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Paediatric Sleep Clinic
ABOUT THE PAEDIATRIC SLEEP CLINIC
The Paediatric Sleep and Psycholgy Clinic has been established out of an obvious need for specialist paediatric sleep services for diagnosing and treating families with children and adolescents who are experiencing sleep problems. There is a large percentage of children in Australia who are in need of assistance with their sleep problems only last for a while and may be related to something in the child’s life [going to school, divorce in the family, teething etc.] But others stay around for months and sometime years. Chronic sleep problems can have long term effects on children’s physical and psychological health.
Sleep problems in children (and adults!) can be largely divided into medical sleep problems (such as sleep apnea, sleep related epilepsy) or behavioural/psychological (such as difficulties getting to sleep or staying asleep, reluctance to go to bed or sleep related anxiety). These latter problems are the type of problem treated at the Paediatric Sleep and Psychology Clinic.
You may believe that your child has a sleep problem. See below some basic questions that some parents and children have about how we can treat a sleep problem at the clinic by a psychologist.
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ABOUT THE PAEDIATRIC SLEEP AND PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC GROUP SESSIONS
Sensible Sleep offers group sessions for sleep solutions throughout the year catering to parents and caregivers of children aged 0-18 years.
These 2 hour sessions, run by our highly experienced sleep psychologists, Professor Sarah Blunden and Brooke Michell, and cover important information about children and sleep, followed by ‘question time’ which allows individuals you to obtain advice about their own situation.
Based in Adelaide, South Australia, we run sessions across a number of locations in Adelaide and also in rural areas such as the Riverland. If you would like to run Sleep Solutions Sessions in your community, please contact us via email to discuss.
If you would like to enquire about a Sleep Solutions Group session, or speak with one of our Sleep Specialists for individualised support and assistance please click the link below!
35 – 40% of children and adolescents experience some form of sleep problem during their development and can differ depending on their age groups.
Sleep problems can be either:
Intrinsic: Come from the inside (including nightmares, night terrors, bed wetting and snoring)
Extrinsic: Come from the outside (such as bedtime reluctance, anxiety related insomnia, inability to fall asleep alone or environmental and social problems that get in the way of sleep.
Learn more about sleep problems through the links below, or give us a call if you need help today!