In Britain, diagnoses of children with sleeping disorders has increased by about ten percent in just a year, reports the Manchester Evening News. 

Across Greater Manchester, there were at least 618 admissions for sleeping disorders in 2015/16, up 13% from around 546 in 2014/15.

In north Manchester the number of admissions rose from 78 to 87, while numbers were up from 107 to 114 in south Manchester.

Sleep specialist and maternity nanny Abi Thompson helps sleep-deprived parents by working with them to create packages tailored to each family and child through her Baby Sound Asleep business.

She said: “Sleep disorders are a medical condition which need treating by a doctor. I believe the rise in reported sleep disorders is largely due to an acceptance that this is a real condition that requires medical treatment so it is OK to seek help.

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