Mental Health and Sleep

  • Anxiety and Sleep

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    The Most Important Things to Know About Anxiety and Sleep

    • If you are a ""worrier"", you are at greater risk of having insomnia.
    • Worrying about your sleep can make it worse. This may create a vicious cycle of poor sleep and worrying.
    • Worrying may disturb your sleep even you
  • Burnout and Sleep

    • Burnout is a common occupational syndrome characterised by feelings of exhaustion, cynicism and low personal accomplishment at work
    • Burnout affects people emotionally and physically, and their behaviour can also change
    • While closely related, burnout and stress are different phenomena, and it is
  • Depression and Sleep


    I think I’m depressed, how do I know?
    If you keep feeling hopeless, helpless and sad, then you could have clinical depression. You may have low motivation and low energy. It might seem like there is no joy in life anymore. Changes in how you sleep and eat are also a sign of depression. Some

  • Getting good sleep during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    Coronavirus stress and sleep

    Coronavirus COVID-19 is a new infection that has spread around the world in recent months. This is a pandemic. This virus is very infectious, so it is easy for it to spread from person to person. To prevent COVID-19 from spreading too quickly and too widely

  • Mental Health and Sleep

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    Sleep and emotional well-being

    The saying ‘they got out of the wrong side of the bed’ is often used to describe someone who is moody, irritable or hard to get along with on a particular day.  This saying shows that people understand that there is a relationship between how you slept and

  • Mindfulness and sleep

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    Is Mindfulness a treatment for Insomnia?

    The practice of Mindfulness, designed with a focus on sleep, provides an opportunity to create the mental space needed to allow sleep to come back.

    Mindfulness meditation may be effectively combined with other strategies to change behaviours that might

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


    How might PTSD affect sleep?

    There are many sleep problems that may be associated with PTSD. For more information on the disorders metioned below see the relevant fact sheets on our website.

    • The extreme anxiety of PTSD (caused by trauma or catastrophe) can seriously disrupt sleep. In some
  • Schizophrenia and Sleep

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    What is Schizophrenia?

    Schizophrenia is a mental illness. About 1 in 100 people have it. It affects thoughts, behaviour, per-ceptions and emotions. It tends to start in the late teens or early 20s. People with schizophrenia can suffer from 'psychosis' when unwell. This means a loss of contact