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Sleep and recharging

Our 2017 UCL Wellbeing Survey showed that only 7% of respondents get enough sleep 7 nights a week; and 57% get enough sleep only 3 nights a week or less.  Sleep is essential to our overall health and wellbeing. However, poor sleep can impact mood and even lead to physical health problems. To support you with your sleep, we offer a programme for sleep that you can access via the SilverCloud platform

This program will teach you the skills for overcoming your sleep difficulties, allowing you to achieve better quality sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

  • Understand the causes of poor sleep and how it can affect you.
  • Accurately assess how you are currently sleeping and track your progress.
  • Learn proven techniques for developing and maintaining a healthy sleep cycle.

Space for Sleep consists of six modules, complete these in your own time and at your own pace over approximately six weeks.

Each module contains text, video and audio clips as well as interactive and engaging activities that will help you to sleep more deeply

You can sign up for the sleep programme here. 

Sleeposium at UCL

In October 2018 we invited Dr Sophie Bostock to talk to us about sleep. watch her talk packed full of useful tips to help us sleep better below. Sophie is a UK Innovation Lead at Big Health, the company behind Sleepio, NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow and Sleep Evangelist. Sophie has a PhD in Health Psychology from UCL and her research interests include the links between sleep, well-being, health and performance. She is a TEDx speaker, and has featured as a sleep expert for ITV and the BBC. If you missed this talk, you can watch it here.

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