Lockdown Sleep Problems

In these challenging times, people are concerned about the risks of the Covid 19 infection, they feel isolated, restricted on what they are able to do, lonely, and worried about the future. 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 to us all. Worried about loved ones, work, income and health; those thoughts can dominate thinking.


Not being able to get to sleep, or stay asleep, is common; a result of not being able to switch off or relax. Repeated nights of poor sleep will have a detrimental effect on anyone. Common symptoms include:

  • Small decisions seem difficult
  • Low mood
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty concentrating

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

  • Keep regular sleep hours
  • Create a restful sleeping environment
  • Make sure your bed is comfortable
  • Exercise regularly
  • Cut down on caffeine
  • Do not over-indulge
  • Do not smoke
  • 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 with just these kind of issues. During tough times, talking to someone can help release the thoughts stuck in your mind.

If you would like some practical advice and support around sleeping issues please get in touch.

We can offer a listening ear, practical advice, and access to trained counsellors who have helped a great many other people address their worries and develop skills and techniques which allow them to get on with their lives.

We have a range of support services available, take a look to see what's right for you.

Talk to our experienced, friendly team

Telephone: 07572 888084 or Email contactus@darlingtonmind.com (Darlington & County Durham)

Telephone: 01609 780758 or Email nyteam@darlingtonmind.com (Hambleton & Richmondshire)

Stay safe, keep well and remember, help is at hand when you need it. We look forward to hearing from you!

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