Cerebral Palsy Sleep COnsultant
Sleep Help for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Having a child with cerebral palsy brings with it many challenges, with many children having limited movement, speech and difficulty using their hands. For many of these kids, they also sleep poorly. When kids sleep poorly, it affects their mood, their attention and their ability to develop. When kids don’t sleep, parents don’t sleep! When you as a parent don’t get the sleep you need, you can’t be the spouse, partner and parent you want to be.
46% of children with cerebral palsy have sleep problems. You are not alone in your frustrations and challenges. I have worked with families of children with special needs for the past decade, and as a pediatric sleep consultant, I coach parents on how to teach their children to sleep independently and through the night.
For your child with cerebral palsy, a good night’s sleep is vital — this is the body’s time to rest and allow for tight muscles to relax, even for a few hours. It is also vital for your child’s brain growth and development. During sleep, the brain is making the neural network stronger and consolidating all the information learned that day. If your child is missing out on good quality sleep, the brain is not getting the time it needs to rest, restore, and organize.
Unfortunately, most parents feel lost when it comes to teaching their little ones how to sleep. Working with kids with special needs, I realized that sleep challenges were common, and I saw the frustrations that came with those sleep problems. Exhausted parents, screaming children, strained marriages. For this reason, I decided to become trained as a sleep consultant for children and combined this new knowledge of sleep along with my experience of working with kids with neurodevelopmental issues.
Are you interested in learning more about sleep coaching with Melissa Doman Sleep Consulting? Do you have questions about your child’s sleep problems? Schedule a free discovery call with me to get your questions answered and to discuss how sleep consulting may be right for your child.
If you’re ready to get you r child with cerebral palsy sleeping better, contact me to book your first assessment call!