Kim Corley - Sleep Specialist

Sleep support for all ages

Primary School Children

If your child is: struggling to go to bed happily, has issues falling asleep, wakes frequently during the night, rises far too early, needs you to help them get back to sleep, or is still in your bed and it’s causing issues, then let’s chat! I’d love to offer you a free sleep evaluation call to talk through what’s happening, and how I can help.

Maybe you’ve been waiting for them to outgrow the wakes, waiting for them to choose to sleep in their own bed or room and maybe you feel like you’ve tried everything to encourage good sleep and nothing is working. Sleep is still eluding your child (and therefore you). And that means no-one is getting the rest they need!

The first thing you need to hear is, please don’t feel bad.

Sleep issues don’t magically stop when a child reaches a certain age. In fact, new transitions at school age can set off anxiety and the slip into poor sleep often starts from legitimate concerns elsewhere during the day. Then that slip into poor sleep and bad habits can easily set off a pattern of even more emotional outbursts, anxiety and mood disorders that increase stress levels, and ruin sleep, for everyone in the family.

As a sleep specialist, I’m here to tell you, you can get your sleep back. What is happening in your family is unique to you, and to correct it, you need to know what is going wrong. Once we have that established, you can receive a customised solution that works for you and your child. That’s where I can help.

While it’s not talked about as often as the sleep deprivation bandied about by new parents. There are far too many school children struggling to sleep well. these children aren’t getting the benefits great sleep brings.

Children often need more sleep than parents account for and many issues stem from overtiredness. Children well into their teens need at least 10 hours over night.

The irony is poor sleep can look like a second wind, or like your child is not tired at all. But that whirring brain can make it harder for them to wind down at night and leads them down a path of ongoing sleep deprivation. Life is hard for our kids these days school, devices and social media can bring up new social situations, mental fatigue, bullying and overwhelm, and that’s on top of any learning (or a pandemic) going on. It’s even worse if your child has a learning difference, like ADHD, ASD or sensory processing disorder (to name just a few). 

If your child is struggling to go to bed happily, has issues falling asleep, wakes frequently during the night, rises far too early, needs you to help them get back to sleep, or is still in your bed and it’s causing issues. Let’s chat. I’d love to offer you a free sleep evaluation call to talk through what’s happening, and how I can help.

Together we can get your child sleeping well, with a customised sleep plan that will ease the bedtime battles and build your child’s confidence to sleep independently throughout the night. Leaving them well rested and happier than before. And yes, I work with children who have developmental differences. Book a free call to talk it through today.

Because great sleep shouldn’t be a mystery – for anyone.

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Restimonials

“We asked for Kim’s help when our 8 year old son was having trouble sleeping at night. We were 8 months into a troubled bed time and had tried all sorts of things with not much luck. Kim was very professional, shared lots of thoughtful information and bonded well with our child which was great – he was on board for the journey. She kept in touch often, both to offer help but also to provide assurance and answer questions. She genuinely cares for those she is working with and it shows in her interactions. We reached our goal of him going to bed happily by himself and we have Kim to thank for that. She provided a simple framework to follow, what to do and when and we are very thankful for all her help as bedtimes are a breeze now. We would highly recommend her.”

Mum of Master T. (8 years)

“Our family got in touch with Kim after struggling for a few years with my daughter’s disrupted and out-of-whack sleeping and bedtime routines. April had always been my “good sleeper” as a baby/toddler/child but things started changing around the age of 8. Suddenly bedtime became a massive struggle, she constantly fought us and argued, constantly got out of bed for a myriad of reasons and often wouldn’t fall asleep before 10/10.30pm! This created other issues with her behaviour, performance at school and general well-being plus a lot of arguments between my husband and I about what was the best approach and basically bedtime became a yelling, angry time. After speaking at length with Kim, she developed a specific program for April and WOW what a change! I’m not going to lie, the start was challenging and hard work and at times I really wanted to give up but I kept thinking of my goal and the end result: to be able to send her to bed without any challenges and have her remain there and fall asleep quickly. As if all of this wasn’t enough, we are also in the middle of a global pandemic and where we live we are CONSTANTLY in and out of hard lockdowns with the kids homeschooling for months on end, unable to socialise with friends or family, no community sport to partake in and just a huge disruption to our routine. Despite these very difficult circumstances we persevered because we were all invested in this and I am a big believer of where there’s a will there’s a way. So we soldiered on and with fabulous results! Kim’s program provided that little bit of routine and stability for April when everything else had been taken away. Bedtime became a beautiful time of unwinding and reading together and we’ve definitely bonded over it. In the end, we got the exact result we were after and actually even more! April and I enjoy quality time together, she no longer fights bedtime and in fact she now openly admits and recognises that she’s tired and is happy to sleep – what a turnaround! I highly recommend Kim and her program, the investment of time and money is SO worth it. If you are considering it, don’t let anything hold you back! Go for it and you too will enjoy peaceful nights and a happy family just like we are!”

Mum of Miss A (8 years old)

“Amazing, after nine years of sleep battles and broken sleep you have truly given us life and energy which in turn has really helped us as a whole family unit; that has been life changing…   … Out of all the specialists we have seen over the years you were the only one that has given us a 100% results. Thank for helping us and our children achieve better sleep. Our family are forever grateful.”

Mum of Miss A. (9 years)

“Amazing, after nine years of sleep battles and broken sleep you have truly given us life and energy which in turn has really helped us as a whole family unit; that has been life changing…   … Out of all the specialists we have seen over the years you were the only one that has given us a 100% results. Thank for helping us and our children achieve better sleep. Our family are forever grateful.”

Mum of Miss A. (9 years)

“Kim you’ve changed our lives! It’s not just babies who need sleep support and our family will be forever grateful for your practical advice, ongoing support and cheerleading. We’ve got our evenings back and I’ll never forget who did that for us. The very best money we’ve ever spent by far! I’m now one of those smug people who takes normal bedtimes for granted.”

Mum of Miss M. (8 years)

Sleep deperviation can affect all aspects of our lives.

Dont wait – Talk to me today!