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I'm tired in class

Many siblings tell us that they get woken up at night by their disabled brothers and sisters, or by their parents caring for their brothers and sisters during the night. You need sleep to stay healthy, to learn at school and to have energy to do sport and fun activities.

Some things you can do if you get woken up at night


Talk to your parent about being disturbed at night.


Ask your parent if things like nappies and equipment can be stored in another room that you don’t sleep in.


Ask your parent to tell your teacher that you get woken up at night.

My mum didn’t know that my sister kept getting into my bed. We have a stair gate on my door now so she can’t get in and I can get a good night’s sleep.

More about school life

School life can be tough at times especially if pupils and teachers don’t understand what it’s like for siblings.

Sibling info about disability

Many siblings find it hard to understand disability. Find out about different disabilities and conditions here.

Ask our sibling advisor

Need some information or advice? You can ask our sibling advisor any question about sibling issues.