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Below you’ll see the words mindfulness, meditation and compassion. These can come across as a bit soft, fluffy, wacky, spiritual etc and you may think aren’t for you. Or perhaps you’ve already tried them and found them either too hard or ineffective. If this applies to you, which it used to for me, I’d encourage you to persevere and have a read/listen regardless of any preconceptions.

Self-help articles for insomnia

My six principles for overcoming insomnia

My six principles for overcoming insomnia

Struggling to work out why you can’t sleep? Various factors can cause insomnia, and while everyone's experience is unique, there are some common culprits. Discover below some of the main reasons why insomnia happens, helping you to better understand your issue with...

What causes insomnia?

What causes insomnia?

Struggling to work out why you can’t sleep? Various factors can cause insomnia, and while everyone's experience is unique, there are some common culprits. Discover below some of the main reasons why insomnia happens, helping you to better understand your issue with...

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for insomnia

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for insomnia

If you’ve suffered from insomnia then you’ll be aware of how much suffering it can cause. The word ‘suffering’ may sound a bit strong, but that’s really what insomnia causes in all sorts of ways. As humans it’s our natural instinct to try to reduce our suffering and...

Mindfulness for insomnia

Mindfulness for insomnia

We often struggle to sleep at night because our minds can be racing and filled with stressful, anxious and worrisome thoughts. When we’re going through something difficult or challenging in life, naturally we get lost in our thoughts at night, which can hook us in and...

Insomnia SOS Guide

Insomnia SOS Guide

If you’re currently experiencing insomnia symptoms and are feeling anxious, worried or unsure what to do about it, then please read this mini guide to find out what you can do about it in the short term. Though bear in mind that the best thing you can do about...

Common Sleep Myths

Common Sleep Myths

Across the internet there’s a sea of advice out there when it comes to sleep. You’ve probably come across all sorts of tips that are meant to help you drift off. As you might expect from the internet, most of these tips are not that helpful or backed by much science....

Self compassion for insomnia

Self compassion for insomnia

Across the internet there’s a sea of advice out there when it comes to sleep. You’ve probably come across all sorts of tips that are meant to help you drift off. As you might expect from the internet, most of these tips are not that helpful or backed by much science....

Things I wish I’d known about sleep problems when I was experiencing them

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Guided meditations for insomnia

A selection of short guided meditations to help you rest when experiencing difficulty sleeping. These aren’t intended to make you fall asleep but to help you manage the bad thoughts and feelings that come with poor sleep. Also please note that meditating is not what ACT is about but can be helpful for some.

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