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Sleep

There is a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep, and poor sleep can have a negative impact on your mental health.

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Downloads

Self-help materials you can print, or download and save.

Resource Description
Sleep - Moodjuice self help guide A good all-around guide - understanding sleep, relaxation techniques, lifestyle issues and problem solving
Sleep diary and tips A weekly sleep diary with 10 sleep hygiene tips on the back.
Sleeping problems - NHS NTW leaflet Information on sleep, possible problems and solutions and a good sleep checklist


Apps

Android or iOS Apps (most apps that we suggest are those included in the NHS Apps Library)

Resource Description
Calm Meditation and wellbeing app. The app includes timed relaxing music, sounds, visual imagery, stories and mediation sessions. There are a number of free options including individual meditation sessions programmes but it can ask you to upgrade to access some areas which are at a cost.
Pzizz The Pzizz app addresses a common problem for those who have trouble sleeping: a "racing mind" or "thinking too much." Using voiceover narrations based on clinical sleep interventions and specially designed music, Pzizz helps quiet the mind and calm the body into deep rest.


Places to get help

Resource Description
NHS Website Information about insomnia and a sleep self-assessment.
Visit your GP See a GP if changing your sleeping habits hasn't worked and you've had trouble sleeping for months, especially when it starts affecting your daily life in a way that makes it hard for you to cope.


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