A WIDNES mum has used her experience working with children to create a bed-time book which helps to stop nightmares.

Gemma May Evans, from Widnes, created In Your Dreams, a children's book which launched on Amazon last month.

The rhyming story uses positive and imaginative wording alongside specially commissioned illustrations from artist, Rachel Baines.

Now a special educational needs teacher in St Helens, Gemma once worked in children’s homes and saw first-hand how good bedtime routines and promoting positive thoughts can settle children’s minds and improve sleep.

She has also seen how poor sleep can affect children’s performance and attention at school and wanted to set about changing that for good.

The mum-of-one said: “Sleep is so important for children, but also for parents; no one wants their child distressed at night.

"Setting the right cognitive thoughts and positive emotions, just before your little ones close their eyes, is so important and that’s exactly why In Your Dreams was brought to life.

"The repetition of reading it every night is great for setting that all important routine and giving children and parents a good nights sleep.

"The combination of words, imagery and colours really help to bring the story to life and set the right tone.”

Since its launch on Amazon the book has risen to the top 200 nursery rhyme books.

Gemma added: “Parents tell me they love the thought-provoking question at the end and enjoy sharing a special conversation with their children just before sleep.

“I really want this book makes a difference to people’s lives and that eventually, the word will spread far enough that nightmares for children across the country will be a thing of the past.”

In Your Dreams can be purchased on Amazon.