There are a variety of factors which can contribute to sleep problems, including noise, late nights, and variable routines. For some people, sleep difficulties can trigger or accompany more serious issues such as stress, anxiety, low mood or depression.

If you are having persistent difficulties with sleep then it is advisable to seek help. Consult your GP if your daily functioning is significantly affected and let your personal tutor or course leader know if your difficulties are affecting your studies.

For good health and wellbeing, it is important to try to develop healthy routines, with regular meals, exercise and sleep times. You can learn skills to help you tackle sleep problems, and there is a lot of advice and other support available.

Useful resources for sleep

Mind >

Information on the connection between sleep and mental health, and practical suggestions and information on where to get support

National Sleep Helpline >

Speak to trained sleep advisers on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, or some mornings.

Student Space >

Tips on how to improve your sleep, during the day, in the evening and when getting ready for bed.

More wellbeing help

Take a look at our other resources and sources of support for help with everything - from issues with alcohol, to healing from trauma.

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Wellbeing courses, workshops and events

Get involved in the free support available for you at uni, including support groups, drop-in events and the annual Feel Good Fest.

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Wellbeing resources and other support

Expert advice recommended by our Student Wellbeing Service

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Student Wellbeing Service

Learn more about the help we offer for personal and emotional worries.

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Contact the Student Wellbeing Service

Access mental health support and guidance from our friendly team of wellbeing advisers, counsellors and advisers:

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