We spend one-third of our lives asleep. However, not all of us give sleep the same attention as we give our diet and exercise. This is one of the reasons why around 16 million people in the UK have a sleep disorder or dysfunctional sleep. 

Lack of sleep can lead to irritability, low mood, poor concentration, weight gain, memory loss, and high blood pressure. This is why it is so important that we all get the sleep we need. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

How to Improve Your Sleep

  • Ensure your room is dark enough – Your room should ideally be quite dark. Block out any streetlights that shine in so they don’t keep you awake. You should also consider not looking at a screen one hour before you go to sleep. This is because screens can reduce your melatonin levels which could prevent you from sleeping soundly. 
  • Lower your body temperature – You need to have a lower body temperature in order to sleep. Make sure your room is cool and it stays that way during the night. 
  • Create a routine – Try to go to bed and wake up at the exact same time every single day. Prepare your clothes for the next day, read a book, take a shower, do anything that helps to prepare your body for sleep. 
  • If you can’t sleep – If you cannot fall asleep, please do something else. Listen to some music or a podcast, read a book, or think about things that make you smile. They could help you to relax as opposed to becoming stressed because you cannot sleep. 

Asking for Help 

If you have real trouble sleeping track your sleeping habits for one week. Speak to your doctor so they can help you with your sleep issues. In the meantime, you could find some useful sleep information here.

If you have trouble sleeping in Barlby, or the surrounding areas, you’re not alone. There is help and support available. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk