Sleep. We all do it, but many of us don’t do it well. In the UK 40% of people suffer with sleep issues. Source:

A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy existence, protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of life. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to fall asleep, have bad dreams, can’t wake up in the morning and then feel constantly tired!

In terms of mental health, a great night’s sleep makes the brain work properly. It helps us to learn, remember, solve problems and make decisions, as well as safeguarding against stress, mood swings and depression. It’s rather worrying that the majority of people don’t sleep very well!

The Good Night Guide

Fortunately, there are many practical ways to improve your sleeping habits. Find out advice on sleep with the following seven steps in the Good Night Guide.

NHS staff have been given free access to Sleepio


Sleepio is a clinically evidenced sleep improvement programme that is fully automated and highly personalised, using cognitive behavioural techniques to help improve poor sleep.

How to access Sleepio:
Visit the Sleepio website
Answer a few short questions to tailor the programme to you
Sign up for an account using your name and email address
Click ‘Personalise Sleepio'

Click to find out more free wellbeing apps, discounts and offers available to you.

Leaflets and guidebooks

Sleeping Problems - Easy read information
In this leaflet from the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, they help you to understand why you may be experiencing difficulties with your sleep, suggest some simple ways to help you sleep better and provide information on where you can go to get help.

Sleeping Problems - An NHS self help guide
In this self-help guidebook from the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, they provide information on: understanding sleep and sleeping problems, how much sleep we need, different sorts of sleep/changes in sleep patterns, causes of sleep problems, overcoming your sleep problem, good sleep habits and useful organisations/books. Click here for the Accessibility and Translation version

Take a look at our free webinars you can watch related to getting sleep, managing tiredness and fatigue. Click here for a list of all the webinars

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