NHS doctor and TV personality, Dr Ranj Singh has been visiting schools in London to raise awareness about the importance of a good night’s sleep.
The educational assemblies, which took place at Kensington Primary Academy and Trafalgar Junior School in Twickenham, have been organised by Furniture Village in collaboration with the Sleep Charity and form part of a wider mission to support the nation when it comes to sleep. Dr Ranj is the Sleep and Wellness Ambassador for Furniture Village and has been an integral part of the campaign to date.
A staggering 50% of children and 40% of adults will have an issue with sleep in their lifetime, whether that be getting to sleep or staying asleep through the night. Alongside this, studies have shown that if children struggle to sleep, so do their parents. With this in mind Dr Ranj will be focusing on sleep health for the whole family and discussing simple steps that can be taken to establish a good bedtime routine.
Dr Ranj, Sleep Ambassador for Furniture Village, comments: “As a doctor, I know that sleep is as essential for health as a balanced diet and regular exercise. Whilst children learn about the importance of nutrition and movement, it struck me that they aren’t taught the importance of a good night’s sleep, which is why Furniture Village, The Sleep Charity and myself have devised this programme.
“I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to speak to parents and children about a topic I’m so passionate about and hope that some of the sleep strategies and practical advice we offer can make a tangible difference to the whole family’s wellbeing.”
Dr Ranj has worked closely with Furniture Village and the Sleep Charity on a number of key campaigns, including the introduction of the UK’s first National Sleep Helpline. Launched in September 2021, the free service is operated by specialist trained advisors and aims to provide support and guidance for those struggling to sleep.