Choose the gift of sleep

Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer. It enhances your memory and makes you more creative. It makes you look more attractive. It keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It protects you from cancer and dementia. It wards off colds and the flu. It lowers your risk of heart attack and dementia, not to mention diabetes. You’ll even feel happier, less depressed and less anxious.

While this may read like the advertisement for a wonder drug, it’s actually an excerpt from Professor Matthew Walker’s book ‘Why We Sleep’, in which he playfully describes the proven benefits of a full night of sleep. This passage is designed to make us think, and the message is clear - sleep is powerful. The positive effects listed are genuine, backed up by evidence from over 17,000 scientific studies to date.

The benefits of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated and Sleepstation can help you reach them.

What are the options?

Sleepstation is available on the NHS in England, so it’s free to access there. Sleepstation can also be purchased privately across the globe.

If you’d like to purchase Sleepstation for a loved one and you would like a gift card, you can call us on 0333 800 9404 or email us at giftofsleep@sleepstation.org.uk to discuss our gift card options.

How does Sleepstation work?

We know all too well the problems poor sleep can cause. That’s why we created Sleepstation, to help people who are struggling with common but curable sleep problems. We’ve already helped thousands of people feel the benefits of good sleep and we’re determined to help many thousands more.

Sleepstation has been a godsend to me. I had been suffering from Insomnia for a while and didn’t seem to be able to sort it on my own. It was having a negative affect on my work and personal life. Right from the start the Sleepstation programme was supportive and informative. I learnt a lot about my own sleep habits and all the way through the programme, I felt like there was someone there to help me out when I was struggling or had a question. I am now sleeping so much better and a small part of me will miss Sleepstation! Louise B, 54 from Brighton.

Sleepstation is the drug-free and clinically proven solution to overcoming Insomnia. It’s delivered entirely online and carefully tailored to each individual. Sleepstation can help you identify the underlying causes and factors contributing to your Insomnia, and support you on your journey to better sleep.

Sleep is the universal healthcare provider. Whatever the physical or mental ailment, sleep has a prescription it can dispense. Professor Matthew Walker

How common is insomnia?

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. It is thought to affect at least 1 in 10 people in the UK. However, some studies indicate that the disorder could affect as many as 1 in 3 people. It is a global problem and it is particularly common for elderly people to suffer from Insomnia.

People who have Insomnia have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both.

The importance of Insomnia is so colossal that I am tempted to define man as the animal who cannot sleep. Emil Cioran

How do I know I have insomnia?

When sleep is too short, or of poor quality, we tend not to feel refreshed when we wake. If you have insomnia, you may:

  • find it difficult to fall asleep
  • wake up multiple times during the night, often for long periods
  • wake up too early in the morning
  • not feel refreshed when you get up in the morning
  • feel exhausted
  • become irritable
  • have difficulty concentrating
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. F. Scott Fitzgerald

How do I cure my insomnia?

When suffering from insomnia, it is common for people to resort to taking sleeping tablets, or other medication to provide some relief. However, these drugs don’t address the underlying problem and they can have unpleasant side effects. They can also become less effective over time.

There are a number of things you can try to help yourself get a good night’s sleep. These include:

  • setting regular times for going to bed and waking up
  • following a bedtime routine
  • making sure that your bedroom environment is dark, cool and quiet.
  • avoiding caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, heavy meals and exercise close to bedtime
  • avoiding using bright screens close to bedtime
  • not napping during the day
  • writing a list of your worries and any ideas about how to solve them before going to bed, to help you forget about them until morning.
  • If you’ve done all these things and you’re still struggling to sleep, then it would be advisable to consult your doctor or register with us for a sleep review.
Sleep is arguably the single most important thing we do every day for normal physical and mental health. Dr. Kirstie Anderson, Sleep Specialist

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