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Sleep

Every Mind Matters - Sleep

Feeling anxious or worried can make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how you feel mentally and physically, so it’s important to get enough.

Try to maintain regular sleeping patterns and keep good sleep hygiene practices – like avoiding screens before bed, cutting back on caffeine and creating a restful environment. The Every Mind Matters sleep page provides practical advice on how to improve your sleep.

Getting Good Sleep for Good Mental Health

Sleep is as essential to our bodies and our brains as eating, drinking and breathing.

We can all experience issues getting a good night's sleep and struggle to feel well if we have sleep problems. Our mental health can be affected if we don't get the sleep we need, and mental health problems can sometimes make it more difficult to get good sleep.

Able Futures, can help you understand what sleep does to your brain, learn how to develop a routine for good sleep and find help for mental health problems that are affecting your sleep or that are affected by a lack of sleep. Apply now for support with your mental health and sleep from Able Futures, at no charge to you. 

Click here for some videos to support your Sleep and Mental Health

Apps to help have a good nights sleep

Sleep Cycle

https://www.sleepcycle.com/ - Sleep cycle allows you to track and understand your sleep better than ever. You will get a full understanding of what time you woke up during the night, how long you spent in the 3 different stages of sleep and much more. Sleep plays a massive factor on your mood, mental health, recovery and much more; if sleep is so important why would you not want to take control of this aspect of your life the best you can

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.

Big Health is offering free access to Sleepio for all NHS staff until 31 March 2021, active now.