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Tue, 15 Nov



Sensory Processing and Sleep

How differences in sensory processing can impact on restful sleep

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Sensory Processing and Sleep
Sensory Processing and Sleep

Time & Location

15 Nov 2022, 19:00 – 21:00


About the event

About the webinar

How do sensory processing differences affect good sleep?

Sensory overwhelm during the day and being hyper or hypo sensitive to any of our senses can make sleep an uncomfortable and anxiety producing experience. Many people with sensory processing differences struggle to settle and stay asleep.

As part of her popular webinar series, Nickie looks at how sleep is affected by sensory processing differences  and strategies parents / adults can use to help improve sleep.

What is covered in this webinar?

  • Common sleep issues caused by sensory processing differences
  • Simple, low cost strategies to help improve settling and night waking
  • Daytime strategies to consider

Who should attend?

  • Anybody who is personally impacted by sleep difficulties; adults and parents of children with sensory processing differences
  • Health Professionals wanting to know more about the how sensory processing differences affects sleep and how this may impact on their clients
  • Teachers wanting to know more about how making reasonable adjustments in  the classroom can positively impact on childrens’ sleep
  • Social care workers wanting to help clients with more understanding
  • Anybody who wants to know more!

Sessions are interactive and questions are welcomed. Handouts are sent to all attendees after the event.


£20 per webinar


Nickie Sutton has been a sleep practitioner for 6 years and developed the successful and effective sleep courses for Space4Autism which have been running for over 3 years. She runs sleep courses nationwide for charities and parent groups. She is currently delivering a neurodevelopmental sleep pilot project for Cheshire East and Merseyside Integrated Care Board (NHS) and works for The Sleep Charity  as part of the training team for new practitioners.

Prior to this Nickie was a nurse for 34 years, most recently working as a Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse, and ADHD Nurse Specialist. She is currently one of small team of experienced sleep practitioners

working on the National Sleep Helpline, and presented at TEDx Hayfield in November 2021 - 'Waking Up To Sleep'.

She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her work, and is able to draw on her clinical background to ensure that her work is evidence based and safe.

She is passionate about improving sleep knowledge and improving the quality of life for adults and children currently suffering with sleep deprivation.


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