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Sleep & Insomnia


Problems with sleep are quite common and can disrupt our everyday activities...

Problems with sleep are quite common and can cause daytime fatigue and disrupt our everyday activities. If you believe you have chronic sleep problems, like insomnia, we recommend you visit your GP and discuss this with them. If you have a diagnosed sleep disorder you may be eligible to register for additional support with our Disability & Dyslexia Services.

For less severe sleep concerns some simple life style changes, or 'sleep hygiene' could really help to improve your sleep...

  • Try to stick to a sleep routine, where you are going to bed and rising around the same times each day. Avoid napping during the day.
  • Make your bedroom a pleasant place to be, keep it clean and tidy so it is a relaxing space.
  • Avoid screens like TVs, tablets or phones in the hour before bed as the artificial light can disrupt your natural sleep pattern.
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals at night.
  • Use black-out blinds, thick curtains or an eye mask if your room is too bright.
  • Make relaxation part of your every day routine, particularly before going to bed.

Self Help

Guidelines for Better Sleep by Psychology Tools

Insomnia

Progressive Relaxation for Better Sleep by the Mental Health Foundation

Relaxation by Get Self Help

Sleep Hygiene by CCI

Sleep Problems by Mood Juice

Wellbeing and Sleep: Quick Fix Relaxation Exercise