How to get a good night’s sleep
Read our guide to help take control of your sleep pattern
Written by spunout
Fact checked by experts and reviewed by young people.
Getting a good night’s sleep is something that can often sound easier than it is. You may go to bed feeling tired and yet still lie awake being unable to nod off for an unknown reason, or because you may be feeling anxious or have worries.
So many things can impact your sleep and being able to sleep at night really is a process that starts at the beginning of your day. If you are having trouble sleeping it can be extremely frustrating, but it does not mean that it will be permanent. Advice is available to help you get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
SpunOut.ie’s guide to getting to sleep
Understand what can impact your sleep
- What is sleep deprivation?
- What’s the difference between poor sleep and a sleep disorder?
- What’s affecting my sleep?
- How sleep can affect your mental health
Help for getting to sleep
- 10 ways to get a solid night’s sleep
- Relaxation techniques to help you sleep
- Do I need sleeping pills?
- How to talk to your doctor about sleep
Tips for sleeping with someone else
Ways to improve your sleep
- Making the most of your nap
- How to avoid an all-nighter
- Getting enough sleep when working irregular hours
Something on your mind keeping you awake?
- Get anonymous support 24/7 with our text message support service
- Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you, and help you to move forward feeling better
- Free-text SPUNOUT to 50808 to begin
- Find out more about our text message support service
If you are a customer of the 48 or An Post network or cannot get through using the ‘50808’ short code please text HELLO to 086 1800 280 (standard message rates may apply). Some smaller networks do not support short codes like ‘50808’.