Additional Resources for Sleep
Everything you want to know about sleep and more
The National Sleep Foundation (of America) has curated a vast number of resources and worksheets that provide information on a range of topics about sleep. They cover the basics of sleep hygiene, different types of sleep disorders and talk about sleep across the ages. Some of the information is pretty basic, but it is a good starting point.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Treating your sleep problems without drugs
Sleep is fundamental, but falling asleep is a skill. Learning to increase your sleep drive, while also decreasing your arousal takes practise. While sleeping pills might help to sedate you, a drug-induced state of non-wakefulness is not the same as sleep.
If you have trouble sleeping, then learning the art of falling asleep will give you more benefit in the long run than a prescription.
CBT-I provides evidence based strategies to help you improve your sleep. There are a number of online programs that you can try to learn these skills.