Sleep during COVID-19

1. Introduction

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Dear parent/guardian,

The Sleep Charity (www.thesleepcharity.org.uk) and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk) have partnered with NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (www.cypmedtech.nihr.ac.uk) to produce this survey.

The survey will look specifically at changes to children’s sleep patterns, the reasons for these changes, and the impact of these changes as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and as children start to go back to school. Our aim is to gain a greater understanding of the effect of the pandemic on children’s sleep and to raise awareness. Completing this survey will enable us to identify different ways of providing support to families in need.

The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and we’d be grateful if you could spare the time to complete one for each child in your household under the age of 18 years, whether they have had sleep problems or not. Please feel free to skip any questions you would prefer not to answer.

This survey is anonymous. If you are happy for us to contact you again for follow up, please provide your email address at the end of the survey.

Please contact us if you have any questions (cypmedtech@nihr.ac.uk).

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.