Sleep

Sleep is important for us all as it allows our bodies and minds to recharge for the upcoming day. Not being able to sleep regularly can badly impact your mental and physical health and increase levels of anxiety and depression.

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, sleep diaries, organisations, videos, podcasts, apps and available services in West Lothian which can help you get a better nights sleep.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to
julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand what can cause sleep problems and how to improve it.

Factsheet on sleep problem from Mind

Insomnia factsheet from NHS Inform

Tips and information

A self-help guide for sleep problems and insomnia from NHS inform

Top 10 tips for good sleep from the Mental Health Foundation

Breathing exercises to help you sleep from Tuck Sleep relaxation techniques from Dreams (This is a commercial website)

Sleep relaxation techniques from Dreams (This is a commercial website)

Health sleep tips from the Sleep Foundation

Sleep Diaries

Here are a couple of options for sleep diaries which you can download and fill out in your own time.

Sleep diary from NHS UK

Sleep diary from Sleep Council

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to sleep:

Sleep Council

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.