BOOST Your Sleep!
What you'll learn
- To increase sleep quality and duration
- To understand the factors that impede sleep
- To understand the concept of sleep and why it is important
- To produce a long-term plan tailored to your sleep needs
- No skills or experience required
Do you struggle to sleep well? Are you fed-up, stressed or suffering poor mental health as a result? BOOST Your Sleep gives you greater control over your sleep, allowing you to wake up daily feeling healthier and happier.
How important is sleep?
We spend one-third of our lives asleep. It is as important as eating, drinking and breathing, and missing out on sleep can severely impact physical and mental health. Despite this, around a third of adults get below 7 hours of sleep every night (Centre for Disease Control, 2019).
We all know that a bad night’s sleep can leave us feeling down, moody and unable to concentrate. However, research shows that consistent sleep deprivation can lead to more serious health implications, including:
• Weakened immune system and increased likelihood of becoming ill
• High blood pressure and increased likelihood of heart issues
• Increased weight gain
• Increased likelihood of contracting diabetes
• Increased likelihood of suffering anxiety and depression
• Increased propensity for harmful accidents
• Memory issues
How does ‘BOOST Your Sleep’ help?
Boost Your Sleep is different to other courses. Rather than providing generic advice on sleeping, it helps you to identify your own unique barriers to sleeping well at night and to design activities that are tailored to your sleep needs. It is also 100% evidence-based and has been proven in pilot studies to improve the quality and duration of sleep among participants.
The course will teach you how to identify issues that impact your ability to sleep and guide you in creating your own activities that help you drift into a deep sleep each night.
Your purchase will go directly to charity, which helps everyone, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to lead happier and healthier lives. It is a charity run by people with experience of mental health issues for anyone struggling with their well-being.
Who this course is for:
- If you are anyone who is struggling to sleep, we are here to help!
Hello, my name is Christian Sweeney (BA Hons)
I am a qualified tutor (level 3 OFQUAL) with three years’ experience writing and delivering courses that improve the well-being and quality of life of people with mental health issues.
I have suffered anxiety, depression and other mental health issues in the past, and I use this experience to improve the well-being issues of those who are struggling.
I work for ikkaido, a charity dedicated to improving health and well-being. All of us have suffered well-being issues at some point - and we believe that everyone has the right to feel healthy and happy each day. Our courses are person-centred, easy to digest and have proven in trials to positively influence mental health. I hope they benefit you in the same way!