It is important to review your sleep concerns with your primary care provider to assess underlying causes and review medical interventions available.
It is important to talk about sleep because disrupted or unrefreshing sleep can impact a lot of symptoms.
This is a series of healthy habits that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. It includes reviewing your daytime and bedtime routines, stress management and relaxation techniques, and sleep schedule.
Sleep Foundation is a great resource that provides education on sleep conditions, support strategies and recommendations for sleep products, and links to articles on sleep topics.
- Kelty’s Key
Insomnia Course created by Vancouver Coastal Health. It is a resource that provides a good overview of insomnia, sleep hygiene practices, medications, sleep beliefs, the relaxation response, and the impacts your environment can have on sleep, along with some useful tracking tools and sleep audios.
Canadian Sleep Society has some general information on sleep, a helpful search tool for sleep centres across Canada, and some resources such as books and podcasts.
My sleep well created by Dalhousie University
provides strategies for sleep management that spans medications, the relaxation response, and the impacts of our thoughts on sleep. This website has suggestions for apps, and sleep tools.