In these challenging times, people are concerned about the risks of the Covid 19 infection, often feel isolated, restricted on what they are able to do, lonely, worried about the future and as a result sleeping patterns are often disrupted.

Increased Stress Levels

Many people are experiencing stress and anxiety because of the uncertainty Covid 19 has brought us all. Worries about loved ones, work, income and health sometimes dominate thinking.


Not being able to get to sleep or indeed stay asleep are common as a result of not being able to switch off or relax. Repeated nights of poor sleep will affect anyone and common symptoms include:

  • small decisions seem difficult
  • low mood
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • forgetfulness
  • difficulty concentrating.

This is not unusual and there are practical things you can do to help address this including:

  1. Keep regular sleep hours
  2. Create a restful sleeping environment
  3. Make sure your bed is comfortable
  4. Exercise regularly
  5. Cut down on caffeine
  6. Do not over-indulge
  7. Do not smoke
  8. Try to relax before going to bed.

How Can We Help You?

Sometimes overcoming and addressing the things that you are worried about is easier said than done.

Darlington Mind is here to help you for just these kind of issues and during tough times it pays to talk to someone to help release the thoughts stuck in your mind.

If you would like some practical advice and support around sleeping issues then get in touch. We can offer you a listening ear, practical advice and access to trained counsellors who have helped a great many other people address their worries and develop the skills and techniques which allow them to get on with their lives.

Follow the link to find our website home page which provides information on a wide range of support services

We look forward to hearing from you on 07572 888084 or via for Darlington and County Durham and on 01609 780758 or via for Hambleton and Richmondshire.

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