Almost half of parents losing sleep as children return to school

If you’ve been struggling to sleep as schools have reopened this week, you’re not alone. Our recent study found that 45% of parents in the UK are losing up to three hours of sleep per night worrying about their children returning to school. 

Over the past few months, there has been much debate surrounding whether or not it’s safe for children to return to school and with the UK still facing restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, many parents have been left confused over what is the right thing to do. 

With almost half of parents currently losing sleep, the findings of our study have clearly demonstrated that the stress of school’s reopening is a major concern for people across the UK. The situation has been extremely stressful for parents with many balancing concerns about the health of their children with worries about them missing out on crucial proper education.

Resources to help you drift off

Whether your sleep has been affected by health worries, the risk of spreading the virus to vulnerable family members or any other anxieties surrounding the reopening of schools, we have a range of resources on our site to help you get the rest you need. 

Our downloadable sleep diary, for example, will help you to pay closer attention to your daily habits and activities so you can modify your behaviour throughout the day to give yourself the best chance of getting a good night’s rest. Alongside this, our sleep calculator can help you to optimise your bedtimes to help you to wake up feeling well-rested.  

Back to school Bedtime offer 

We’re also currently running a special back to school offer of 20% off multipacks of our Bedtime gummies. The gummies feature 5-HTP to naturally boost your serotonin and melatonin levels which supports your overall wellbeing and helps you on your way to a better night’s sleep.