Web and online resources
- The Sleep Council provide helpful tips and advice about how to get a good night’s sleep.
- Get Self-Help have online information about promoting good sleep.
- Sleeping Resources is a hub of information about sleep difficulties.
- Espie, C. (2006). 'Overcoming insomnia and sleep problems: A self help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques'. Robinson.
- Meadows. G. (2014). 'The Sleep Book'. Orion.
- Mind have an online leaflet about sleep problems.
- The NHS Northumberland self-help website have a downloadable leaflet about sleep.
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a leaflet about sleeping well that is available in different languages.
- Sleepcycle is a free app that analyses your sleep.
- Calm is an app with some free meditations that can help promote good sleep.
- Sleepstation is a sleep app available for free via your GP or you can pay for it if you don’t want to go via the doctor.
Support groups (face-to-face and online)
- Elefriends is an online supportive forum or anyone experiencing mental health difficulties.
- The Mix has a discussion board for support on a range of issues including sleep.
Sleep Matters is a telephone helpline run by trained nurses to help advise on sleep problems: 020 8994 9874 6-8pm on weekdays.
Videos, films and talks
Watch this short NHS video about how to deal with sleep problems.
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan talks about how to sleep well.
Podcasts and audio downloads
- Listen to this Mental Health Foundation audio download about getting better sleep.
- Dr. Kirstie Anderson talks about what you can do to improve the quality of your sleep.
- Mindfulness For Students contains some downloadable podcasts that help promote sleep.
Other counselling services
VitaMinds is a local NHS service that offers a sleep management course.
Sleepio is an online sleep course based on CBT principles.
- If you are having trouble sleeping, you may wish to discuss this with your GP.
- The London Sleep Centre is a national centre for chronic sleep problems. They will see patients privately or you can get a referral from your GP.