Facilitated by: Dr Lizzie Hill
It is well known that lack of sleep makes children cranky, tearful and more prone to tantrums. It can also lead to behavioural difficulties – disrupting natural body rhythms, undermining brain maturation and the ability to regulate certain behaviours. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing throughout life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
This interactive workshop will look at the secret to achieving more simply by closing your eyes. It will seek to discover what sleep is anyway; what happens if children don’t sleep well, how sleep can benefit children, and how children can become a sleep star.
The workshop is facilitated by Dr Lizzie Hill – a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) with significant experience in Sleep Medicine in children within the public, private and third sectors. Lizzie gained the European Sleep Research Society Somnologist-Technologist (EST) credential at its first sitting in 2014, and is registered at M-Level with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) in Sleep. She was awarded her PhD by Research at The University of Edinburgh in 2016 for her study of prevalence and treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea in adults with Down syndrome. Having worked in Edinburgh in NHS and University roles for almost 20 years, Lizzie is now a Course Tutor on the University of Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine, the UK’s only Sleep Medicine degree course.
Lizzie is the President of the European Society of Sleep Technologists, Education Lead for the British Sleep Society and sits on the examination subcommittee of the European Sleep Research Society.