Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

Counselling and Disability Service

Insomnia

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You may find it odd that a feature of life with which everyone is familiar with, on occasion or from time to time, is listed as a problem. The truth is that lack of sleep may be a complicating factor in coping with times of stress. Additionally some people have developed styles and patterns which deny them sleep. The positive side of this dilemma is that now a great deal more is known about sleep and some of the things which improve or induce it without the use of medication. This page addresses a few concepts and remedial activities.

Forms of insomnia

Normal

Not so normal

Strategies for addressing insomnia

Basically strategies to beat insomnia fall into these main categories

Getting help from others

Changing your Night-time Routine

Preparing the Body for Sleep

Behaviour Conducive to Sleep

 

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