Good quality sleep is vital for good health, yet for many different reasons sleeping well is often difficult. This comprehensive training resource guides you through sleep problems that can arise, and how to combat them, so that you can help those in your care to achieve restful, restorative sleep.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 60 to 70 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • Why sleep is important
  • How much sleep an individual needs
  • The function of sleep
  • The stages of sleep
  • Non REM sleep
  • REM sleep
  • Circadian rhythm
  • Regular sleep
  • Good sleep environments
  • The role of the care worker encouraging sleep
  • Sleep problems
  • Sleep starts
  • Nightmares
  • Night terrors
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypnagogic Hallucinations
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Parasomnias
  • Sleep walking
  • Bruxism
  • Sleep paralysis
  • REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder
  • Leg cramps
  • Parasomnia health and safety
  • Types of insomnia
  • Who has insomnia
  • Causes of insomnia
  • Diagnosing insomnia
  • Insomnia as a symptom
  • Older people and sleep
  • Women and sleep
  • The effect of pain on sleep
  • Sleeping pills
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Herbal remedies
  • Promoting restful sleep
  • Air quality
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Exercise