Blue bubble sleep

Sleep

Having a good nights sleep can improve your concentration, motivation and mood if you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, then you may find the following links helpful:

Self Assessment tool, which leads on to helpful advice and guidancehttp://www.nhs.uk/tools/Pages/Toolslibrary.aspx?Tag=Self+assessments

What causes sleep disturbances?http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/sleep-problems/what-causes-sleep-problems/#.V6mLvE32aUk

Different types of sleep disordershttp://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/sleep-problems/?gclid=CIWV5fTss84CFcsV0wodsgkCXQ#.V6mL8U32aUl

Self help guide for improving your sleep patternhttp://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/SleepProblems.asp

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS auditory relaxation techniqueshttp://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/relax.php

Apps:

Relax Melodies – Select sounds and melodies that you like and combine them to create a mix. Adjust the volume of each sound individually for better results.

Calm (free) – Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app that can help bring more clarity and peace of mind into your life.

Headspace (free) – Meditation made simple. Guided meditations suitable for all levels.  Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.

Alarmy: Sleep If You Can (£1.49) –  This app is an alarm app for students which requires users to complete small tasks (such as taking a photo of something specific or shaking the phone up and down a number of times) before the alarm turns itself off.

Pzizz (free) – Pzizz app is designed to help you fight insomnia and take power naps during the day.  The app generates new sounds each time you use it, so your mind can’t get used to the same sounds.