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Good quality sleep is vital for health and wellbeing. In fact, it’s one of the largest contributors to health in both children and adults.

How we sleep and how much sleep we need is different for all of us and changes as we get older. Getting good sleep can be difficult but there are things we can do that help us to sleep well on a regular basis leading to better overall health.

Quick Tips

There are many health benefits of good sleep – here are some Top tips for getting a good night’s sleep.

  1. Keep regular sleep hours. Going to bed when you feel tired and getting up at roughly the same time helps teach your body to sleep better. Try to avoid napping where possible
  2. If you are lying awake unable to sleep, do not force it. Get up and do something relaxing for a bit, and return to bed when you feel sleepier.
  3. Create a restful environment. Dark, quiet and cool environments generally make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. Watch our video for tips on how to sleep better.
  4. Move more, sleep better Being active can help you sleep better. But remember to avoid vigorous activity near bedtime if it affects your sleep.
  5. The hour before bed should consist of relaxing activities that don’t involve devices with screens. Make your bedroom a screen free zone. Watching TV before bed is generally discouraged due to the negative effect it can have on your sleep.

Teen Sleep Hub

If you’re looking for advice on how to sleep better, would like tips on tweaking your routine or help to understand the science behind your sleep patterns, you’ll find it all here.

The Sleep Charity

Useful advice and guidance to people who are not sleeping well.


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