HealthCare Professionals
Together we can do more to stop your customers lying awake at night Together we can do more to stop your customers lying awake at night

Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining good health and wellbeing and getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect our mental health, physical health and quality of life1. By understanding and assessing the specific needs of your customers you will be able to give them advice that is right for them.

Help your customers get back to a healthy sleep routine.

Your patients will have their individual reasons for why they cannot sleep, but there are a range of factors that are well known for leading to lost sleep: These include physiological issues, Lifestyle, poor physical health, certain medications and poor sleeping environments.

  • Speak to you customers about their sleep hygiene. Find out more.
  • Ask the customer to answer a few questions that best describes their problem with not sleeping. Find out more.
  • Read about common myths and misconceptions about sleep aids here.
  • If customers report disrupted sleep for 3 months or longer then ask them to speak to their GP.

Sleep hygiene

This a method of improving the quality of sleep by changing practices and habits that are detrimental to sleep. Sleep hygiene can broadly be split into a list of dos and don’ts.

  1. Exercise regularly (but avoid exercise within four hours of bedtime)
  2. Keep the bedroom dark, quiet and comfortably warm (not too hot or cold)
  3. Maintain a routine, with fixed times for waking and going to bed
  4. Use the bed for sleep only (i.e. avoid watching TV or using a mobile phone in bed)
  5. Maintain natural exposure to daylight
  6. Try to relax and unwind before going to bed

However, it is not the number of hours a person sleeps that is important, but how they feel the next day. If they wake in the morning not feeling refreshed, then it could be an indicator that they have not had enough, or enough good quality, sleep.

Myths and Misconceptions

Nytol One-A-Night

Nytol One-A-Night is a clinically proven sleep aid that helps patients drift off, sleep soundly and wake up refreshed after a full night’s sleep. It is used to relieve temporary sleeplessness.

  • 2 tablets
  • 1 hour before bed