Sleep is essential to human life. No one can function properly without sleep because our brains and bodies regenerate when we sleep. ‘Regenerate’ means growing or repairing cells after they are lost or damaged because of illness or injury.

Your mood, energy levels and ability to cope with daily life are affected if you do not get enough sleep or if your sleep is disturbed.

Sleep and mental health

MIND – sleep and mental health

Royal College of Psychiatrists – the psychology of sleep problems podcast

Tips for getting better or more sleep

Helpguide – how to sleep better

Mental Health Foundation – pocket guide to better sleep

MIND – help to have better sleep

NHS – 10 steps to beat insomnia

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