Dreaming of Change: A Manifesto for Sleep

The UK is in the midst of a sleep crisis that’s having a profound and escalating impact on our health, the economy and society as a whole. We’re calling for the Government to develop a National Sleep Strategy to tackle the problem.

Sleep On It Podcast

With around 4 in every 10 adults experiencing sleep issues, the podcast is here to open up those all-important conversations around sleep. We want you to understand more about sleep, how to look after your sleep and how to improve those zzzs.

If you’d like to talk about your sleep, you can call us between 9am and 11am on Tuesdays or between 7pm and 9pm on Thursdays.  Call 03303 530 541.

Support for everyone to get a good night’s sleep

A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy lifestyle – protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of life.

Queen’s Award

The Sleep Charity has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – known as the ‘MBE for the voluntary sector’. It is the highest accolade a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

A national, award-winning charity empowering the nation to sleep better

We are one of the leading, independent expert voices on sleep issues in the UK and we are here to help everyone get a better night’s sleep. Whether it’s advice, education or support for children, teenagers, adults, workplaces or professionals, we are on hand with expert knowledge, resources and accredited training.

It’s time to wake up to sleep.

Our Aims

Sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on emotional, physical and mental health and many people who are seeking our support are approaching crisis point, whether that’s adults or families.

We aim to provide access to high quality information and advice to deal with most sleep issues, and ensure everyone understands the value of a good night’s sleep. We also campaign for improvements to the support available as well as providing  accredited training for professionals so they can offer sleep support to the people they work with.

Our Work

Our work is about helping everyone to sleep better, regardless of their age, background or ability. We do this by working collaboratively, lobbying government, investing in research, building partnerships with organisations and offering a range of services including working directly with parents, offering workshops/webinars to corporate organisations and training professionals in the NHS and other health organisations.

All our work is based on the latest research and we have a team of experts who input into our projects, training materials and courses.

How You Can Help

Without the generous donations from our supporters, we couldn’t
continue to offer help and support to the people we do, so thank you.


...of adults and children suffer with sleep issues


...of road deaths related to fatigue

£ billion cost to UK economy caused by sleep deprivation

The Wake Up Call


Our vision is to raise the profile of sleep as a major factor for health and wellbeing and to ensure that sleep becomes a key issue on the Public Health Agenda. If you’re a business or organisation please consider pledging your support to the Charter for Sleep Equality

News & Updates

Statement on On-Line Melatonin Preparations

Statement on On-Line Melatonin Preparations

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Who We Work With

What people say

“Thanks to the work of The Sleep Charity, families’ lives are improved on a daily basis. Sleep deprivation plays a huge rule in mental wellbeing at all ages, but especially for children. Poor sleep is a major risk factor in all mental health problems. By supporting children to get a better night’s sleep, the Sleep Charity is establishing routines that will have a positive impact on the rest of their lives. I am proud to support this charity and their important work.”

Psychologist, Bournemouth University
- Dr Andrew Mayers

“The Sleep Charity are doing amazing work in the UK and we are so proud of this Doncaster based charity. Helping communities locally as well as on a national level. I personally feel honoured to know the people behind the name. Thank you for all your continue to do to educate and inspire.”

Jade Dyer, Assistant Director of Services, Doncaster Chamber

“It’s always been a pleasure to work with Lisa and the team, and the work they do is imperative in helping people to understand the importance of sleep. By working together we have a collective aim of providing high quality, sound sleep advice to improve the nation’s sleep health.”

Professor Jason Ellis, Northumbria University

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