Do you have trouble sleeping?
If you think you’re not getting enough sleep, have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, or frequently feel tired during the day, then there are things you can do to help improve your sleep.
Do you recognise any of the common experiences described below?
How your body might feel
- Lacking energy
- Weak/heavy – as if you can’t get out of bed
- Difficulty concentrating
Thoughts you might have
- “I’m never going to get enough sleep.”
- “I’m going to have a terrible day tomorrow.”
- “I’ll be awake all night.”
- “I’ll fall asleep at work and get in trouble.”
Feelings you might have
- So tired it makes you feel upset or depressed
- Tense or stressed
- Irritable or short-tempered
- Angry or impatient
- Not wanting to spend time with friends or family
Things you might do
- Turn day into night
- Try to catch up on sleep during the day
- Watch TV or use your phone in bed to pass the time
- Lie awake in bed at night
- Check the time a lot during the night
- Smoke (cannabis or nicotine) hoping it will help you relax
- Drink alcohol hoping it will help you sleep
If any of these sound familiar, you can find out more about sleep in the ‘Learn’ section.
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