Stress and Sleep


Does stress stop you from sleeping well?

We’re here to help.

Stress and sleep are closely connected

Do you find yourself laying in bed with a racing mind, unable to switch off and fall asleep? Perhaps you finally manage to drift off, only to be awoken a few hours later to spend another hour laying awake, desperately trying to fall back to sleep. If this sounds like you, stress could be to blame.

Stress affects us all. In 2018, the Mental Health Foundation reported that 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. If you regularly feel stressed, it may start intefering with your daily life, and in turn, your sleep.

Are you struggling to sleep?

We are experts in sleep. We understand that everybody is different, so we work with you to tackle your individual sleep problems. From sleep therapist sessions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, to mattresses and mattress toppers, we can help you to improve your sleep.

Firstly, we need to check whether stress may be affecting your sleep, and determine any other possible causes.

Our favourite stress remedies

Stress and sleep go hand-in-hand. It may be caused by a lack of sleep, or your poor sleep may be caused by stress. If your stress is a result of insomnia, our sleep therapists can help. However, if you think your stress is the cause of your sleep trouble, try these remedies:

  • Practise mindfulness meditation
  • Get regular exercise
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Lean on friends and family for support
  • And finally, our favourite tip: Separate work and home. If you work at home, try to stick to ‘office hours’ and don’t be tempted to check your work emails in the evenings, especially not in bed!

Your personalised sleep programme

If you are experiencing symptoms of insomnia, we can help you to rebuild your relationship with sleep through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia. With help from a dedicated sleep therapist, this programme can help you to sleep for up to 30 minutes more per night, without needing to spend any more time in bed.

I have found the course extremely useful. The major difference is that my attitude towards sleep has changed, I’m no longer worried about going to bed and not being able to sleep…”

Marjoleine Butler