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Sleeping problems



Battle Against Tranquillisers (BAT)

Helps people withdraw from benzodiazepines and sleeping pills.

Helpline: 0844 826 9317



British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association

The British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping snorers and their bed partners improve their sleep.

T: 01737 245 638



Council for Information on Tranquillisers, Antidepressants, and Painkillers

Information on adverse effects and withdrawal

Helpline: 0151 932 0102




Advice on coping with insomnia



Mind – sleeping problems

The Mind website explains insomnia and other sleep problems, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.



Narcolepsy UK

Charity offering information and advice about narcolepsy.

T: 0845 450 0394


Sleeping problems Phone Apps


Relax with Andrew Johnson Lite

Guided meditation session for relaxation. This app aims to be helpful with anxiety and stress as well as a sleep aid. Available in Android and iPhone versions.


Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

Getting enough sleep is one of the foundations of mental health. This straightforward app features warm, gentle voice guiding listeners through a Progressive Music Relaxation (PMR) session and into sleep. The App Features long or short induction options, and an alarm.


Relax and Sleep Well with Glenn Harold

Twenty-minute guided meditation with music to help you fall asleep. Relaxing and gentle. For iPhone and Android.



This app contains a wide variety of guided meditations to help you fall asleep and sleep deeply. You can listen to the meditations with or without several choices of music or nature sounds. In addition, you can create your own sleep program using a Playlist feature.


Sleeping Problems Resources and Books

Insomnia: doctor I can’t sleep

Unlocks the mysteries of sleep with suggested self-help techniques

Williams, A. (1996). Insomnia: doctor I can’t sleep. Kent: Amberwood Publishing