Resources for Better Sleep

The importance of sleep to your wellbeing can’t be overstated. Waking up rested and refreshed can set you up for the day ahead, but too much, too little, or poor quality sleep can have a big impact on how you feel and how you function.

On this page, we’ve put together some resources which can help you understand what might be causing you to have sleep difficulties, as well as things you can do to help you manage these.

Caring for You

Sleep Difficulties

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Click here for Tips for Better Sleep   Most of us have had nights when we can’t get a good night’s sleep. When you’re worried or stressed you might struggle to get...


6 Tips for Better Sleep

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Poor sleep is a common problem: about 40% of us are sleep deprived, and 1 in 5 of us can’t get to sleep even when we try. Poor sleep can...

Darker Days: How to protect your sleep this winter

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Mounting work pressures and the darker Winter days can conspire to challenge our sleep patterns. In this session, Dr Dimitri Gavriloff will focus on helping you overcome these challenges and...


Supporting your wellbeing: free apps and online programmes 

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All of these apps are free to Health and Social Care staff and unpaid carers in Scotland when accessed through this site.  Click the Quick Guide links for instructions. Daylight: ...


The importance of sleep – a Q&A with the experts

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“a rest isn’t as good as a sleep” Sleep experts Professor Colin Espie (Professor of Sleep Medicine, University of Oxford) and Dr Dimitri Gavriloff (University of Oxford and Sleep Medicine...

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