Sleep Support Line Now Open in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Sleep Scotland is proud to announce the launch of their new Sleep Support Line across Edinburgh and The Lothians. The Sleep Support Line provides immediate advice, guidance, and support for the parents and guardians of children and young people with sleep problems. The line, which is open from Monday to Thursday, was set up to meet the increasing demand of families from across the country for whom their child’s poor sleep is disrupting their day to day lives. The service will be rolled out across Scotland later in the year. Families can contact the support team on 0800 138 6565.

Adoption UK Project

We have recently started a new project in collaboration with Adoption UK. The project is designed to train the parents, carers, and professionals involved in the care of care-experienced children about sleep. Getting to sleep can be particularly hard for children who have had a difficult start to life. Part of the project will see Sleep Scotland offering workshops for parents and carers. These workshops will be held across Scotland. Keep an eye out for more details in the next few months…

Paediatric sleep study day in Edinburgh

Registration is open for our paediatric sleep study day in Edinburgh in January 2017.

Who can attend?

Paediatricians, GPs, psychologists, senior nurses and other senior health professionals who work with children and young people who have additional support needs

About the course

This one-day course has the following outcomes:

  • give participants good knowledge of sleep processes and importance of sleep in developing children, with focus on ADHD and autism
  • enable participants to recognise many causes of poor sleep in children who have additional support needs
  • enable participants to offer support and advice

More info

Where and when?

Edinburgh — Tue 24 Jan


  • Paediatrician/GP/consultant: £150
  • AHP/nurse: £75
  • Medical student: £50

How to register

To register for this course, please complete and return the following form:

Sleep Scotland
8 Hope Park Square

Free sleep advice sessions for parents in Midlothian

There will be free sleep advice sessions for parents in Midlothian from January to March 2017.

Who can attend?

Parents of children aged 6 months to 5 years old

About the session

Each 45-minute session with a trained sleep advisor will cover these topics:

  • common sleep problems
  • environment
  • routine
  • pattern

More info

Where and when?

Dalkeith Medical Practice, Dalkeith

  • Mon 30 Jan 09:30–12:30
  • Mon 06 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Mon 20 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Mon 06 Mar 09:30–12:30

Gorebridge Primary School, Gorebridge

  • Wed 01 Feb 09:30–11:00

Roslin Medical Practice, Roslin

  • Fri 03 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Fri 10 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Fri 24 Feb 09:30–12:30
  • Fri 10 Mar 09:30–12:30

How to book

To book an appointment, please contact Sharon Sinclair:

0131 654 0489

Unplanned network outage

We are currently experiencing an unplanned network outage, affecting our phone and internet services. This means our information line is unavailable, and we may take longer than usual to respond to e-mail. This issue is being investigated with high priority, and will be resolved as soon as possible.

Update 30/08/16:

Our internet service has been restored, but our phones are still not working.

Update 31/08/16:

Our phone service has been restored, but our answering machine is not working. If you need to contact us outwith office hours, please send a message to, or use our contact form.

Sleep advice sessions for Midlothian parents/carers

Who is it for?
Parents/carers in Midlothian of a child between 6 months and 5 years.

What will it involve?
These sleep advice session are run in partnership by Sleep Scotland-trained professionals. This involves a 45 minute session with a trained sleep advisor convering a range of common problems
  • environment
  • routine
  • pattern

Where and when?
Sessions will be held at Dalkeith Medical Centre from 9.30 until 12.30 on Mondays 9 May, 30 May, 6 June 2016 and at Rosslyn Medical Centre from 9.30 until 12.0 on Fridays 29 April, 20 May, 27 May 2016. Please see the poster below for full details.

How do I book?
If you are interested in booking an appointment please contact Sharon Sinclair at or 077621 89123.

Midlothian sleep advice sessions Apr-June 16

Reduced cost Sound Sleep Training

Sound Sleep is an education programme that raises teenagers’ awareness of the importance of sleep for their health and wellbeing, and helps them implement positive sleep habits in their routines. Developed by Sleep Scotland and launched in 2011 throughout the UK, Sound Sleep consists of a training day and teaching resource manual for secondary school professionals. Sound Sleep Training is suitable for any professional who works with teenagers and/or young people.

On 22 March 2016 we will be running reduced cost Sound Sleep Training in Edinburgh. This will be available at the cost of £150 per delegate (rather than the usual £320). To book a place at this course please complete the application from below and return to the training team.

We expect this course to be oversubscribed and encourage you to book early.


Sound Sleep Application Form

Research survey on Asperger’s Syndrome and sleep

Hafifa Habib, a postgraduate student at the University of Derby, has contacted us regarding a research project which she is undertaking as part of her studies. Sleep Scotland is not involved in this research. If you think you might like to participate, please see the details provided below, and follow the link for more information.An investigation to find out the relationship between Asperger’s syndrome in young children and reported sleeping difficulties. Continue reading →