Difficulty with sleeping

Difficulty with sleeping is something that many people struggle with. Medications rarely have a useful role here. Solutions that enable patients to make progress involve learning a bit about sleep and tools that can help. We thought it may be useful for us to share this on here directly with you. So here is a collection of resources gathered from lots of doctors on the subject. 


are leading organisations on supporting people to get better sleep. is specifically for teenagers and can be downloaded. offers free cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which has excellent evidence. contains excellent guides to many topics around mental health and includes sleep. 

Some free apps are available with guided sleep meditation, including 'Calm'. 

Finally something a bit more unusual ‘Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR).’ There are various long videos online that often involve someone talking in a sleepy whisper that some people find really helpful.