If you are staying at Ronald McDonald House, Alder Hey and are struggling to sleep, we want to help.

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A message from Charlie:

I am sorry you are having problems sleeping at RMHC.

Here is a sleep tip that should improve you getting off to, and staying asleep:

"Let It Go"

- Easier to say than achieve, but practice makes improvement.

  • It is understandable that you are worried and upset, and thus struggling to sleep as well as normal. Your mind interprets this stress as threatening and, consequently, tries to protect you by activating your ‘fight or flight’ response which is controlled by your Limbic brain system. This causes your stress hormone, cortisol, and noradrenaline to increase which, in turn, speeds up your brain - taking you in the opposite direction of sleep.

  • Your child is in the best place possible for them.

  • Tomorrow morning, you need to be the best version of you under the circumstances, and the best way to achieve that is to relax and sleep now.

  • So, let go of the worrying until tomorrow morning and right now, relax and distract yourself with a prayer or imagining happier times or places.

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Do you need to speak to someone?

Make an appointment to speak with one of our volunteer sleep coaches: 0161 505 0912 or email hello@sleephubs.com - we are here to help.