Sleep issues are surprisingly common. At any given time, up to 40 per cent of adults have difficulties with their sleep which can leave you feeling isolated and lonely. 

If poor sleep is affecting your daily life or causing you distress, please explore the resources below.

National support

Better Health – Every mind matters provides advice on getting to sleep and how to sleep better.   

The NHS provides advice on sleep and tiredness including self-help tips and a bedtime meditation video.

NHS support on insomnia includes what causes it, what you can do to help, how a pharmacist can help, when to see the GP and how the GP can help. 

The NHS sleep guide is available in various accessible formats, including an easy read leaflet, audio and BSL video. 

The Sleep Charity provides advice, education and support. The charity provides expert knowledge, resources and accredited training. 

Sleep station is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme that can help you sleep better after just four sessions. Access your free sleep guide that outlines practical advice to help you sleep well, developed in partnership with the NHS.

Some wellbeing apps such as Headspace and Unmind can help with sleep issues. NHS staff can access a number of wellbeing apps free of charge. 

Important hints and tips for shift workers includes techniques to promote sleep and identifying a sleep schedule.  

Local support

Talking wellness can provide advice on numerous issues including sleep. The hub can offer you a clinical assessment and referral to local services enabling access to support where needed, such as talking therapy or counselling.