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Sleep is a really important part of our wellbeing. When we have poor sleep, it can affect how we feel and how we think.

Sleep problems can develop for a number of reasons:


Alcohol disrupts the sleep cycle process and thus reduces the quality of your sleep (so you might have been in bed for 10 hours with your eyes closed but the quality of the sleep would have been poor and thus you will feel tired the next day).


Sleep is affected by how you are feeling. If you have stressful thoughts and worries running through your mind it will be more difficult to fall asleep.

Low mood

It is common for someone with low mood to wake up early in the morning and then find it hard to get back to sleep. This can lead to fatigue and play a role in maintaining low mood.


Difficulty sleeping can be a common problem for people with a chronic pain condition.


Some medications have side effects which can either cause more tiredness or insomnia. If you are unsure or concerned about your medication you can discuss this with your GP.


Having a high temperature can make it uncomfortable to sleep, or you may sleep more which can disrupt your body clock afterwards.

Life events

The emotional impact of changes in our lives can have a knock on effect on the quality of our sleep.


The emotional upset of losing a loved one can affect our sleep, this is normal and it is worth remembering that talking to others about how we are feeling can help.

If you would like support to improve your sleep, you may find our sleep course helpful. Please refer yourself by ringing 0191 282 6600 or complete our online referral form.

For more information about sleep, please click here.

What to expect

Find out more information about our service and what you can expect from the process here.

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What we offer

There are a large range of therapies available to help you within our service. You can read more about the techniques we use here.

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We have a range of courses available as part of our service. Click the link below to find out more.

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Frequently asked questions

It is common to have many questions about our service, we have answered many of the common questions here.

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