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Resources for Better Sleep
Resources for Better Sleep

A list of resources to help you get better sleep: apps, websites, blogs, worksheets and books

Insomnia
Insomnia

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.

NHS Inform – Self Esteem guide
NHS Inform – Self Esteem guide

This self-help guide is intended for people with mild-to-moderate mental health issues. If you’re feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or need emotional support you can phone Samaritans for free on 116 123….

Sleep problems and insomnia self-help guide
Sleep problems and insomnia self-help guide

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#  

An overview of Self-esteem
An overview of Self-esteem

What is self-esteem? Your self-esteem can be described as the opinion that you have of yourself, including the thoughts and beliefs you hold about your own value and self-worth. The bottom line is that you…

CBT for Sleep Difficulties
CBT for Sleep Difficulties

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.

Making sense of traumatic events
Making sense of traumatic events

If you have experienced a traumatic event, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, trauma is prevalent in our society.  An estimated 1 in 5 adults have experienced physical or sexual abuse during childhood.

An overview of sleep
An overview of sleep

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.

What causes sleep problems
What causes sleep problems

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.

Understanding the sleep cycle
Understanding the sleep cycle

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.

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