A list of resources to help you get better sleep: apps, websites, blogs, worksheets and books
This booklet covers a wide range of topics related to sleep problems. Some of these sections will be relevant to you, but there may also be parts which are not. There are various tasks throughout this booklet to help you identify your sleep problems, and to help you learn new ways of dealing with them.
Click the link below to view and download a PDF guide from NHS Inform (link to PDF at bottom of page). https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/mental-health-self-help-guides/bereavement-and-grief-self-help-guide#
CBT for Insomnia is an evidence based set of interventions effective in the treatment of Insomnia and sleep problems. This workbook can be used either alone or with the support of your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner.
The amount of sleep required by each person varies. On average, people sleep between 7-9 hours a night, depending on a variety of things. Some people can function well with only 5-6 hours of sleep a night, whereas others may need up to 10 hours. It’s important that you find your own level.
All sorts of things can disrupt our sleep. Stress and strain can lead to sleep problems in the short term, but your sleep should go back to normal once the stress has resolved. If you’re continuing to have difficulty sleeping, this is usually because bad sleeping habits have developed, or worries about sleeping have started to take over.
Sleep is vital for our minds and bodies. While we sleep, our brains process memories and sort out things that have happened in the day. Sleep also gives our muscles much needed rest and helps our bodies restore, heal and grow. The harder our bodies work, the more rest they need.