Signposts children and young people in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing



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Tired all the time? Staying up all night? Find it difficult to sleep? Lying in bed worrying?

As sleep is so important for your physical and mental health, it’s really important to find ways of improving it. Some top tips are to talk to someone you trust about what is bothering you, take plenty of exercise, leave mobile devices and TVs off when you go to bed, avoid caffeine or excessive alcohol before sleep. This is called good sleep hygiene. Your GP or school health nurse can give you more advice.


Try to go to bed and get up at roughly the same time every day. This helps to regulate your body clock and ensure (when you get used to it) that you are more likely to experience healthy sleep.


To get a good sleep you need to be comfortable! To do this ensure you have a comfortable mattress and pillows and that your back and neck are well supported.


One reason that people may struggle to sleep at night is because they have had a nap earlier in the day. Although this might leave you feeling refreshed at the time, it can interfere with getting a good sleep at night time. Avoid naps!


Mobile phones are a major distraction particularly in the evening. The best thing to do is to put your phone away, turn it off and just try to relax and sleep.

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