Tired all the time? Strategies to promote a good night's sleep

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This course looks at the unique challenges to sleeping patterns presented by recent events, from COVID to the cost of living and environmental challenges. It concludes with action planned improvements to increase delegate's sleep effectiveness.

Course Context

Since 2019, we have seen many challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis, and the effects of extreme weather and global warming. Many people now routinely work from home in a way that didn’t happen in 2019, and boundaries between work and life have become less clear.

All these developments have impacted on our quality of rest and sleep, amid evidence that the population are getting less sleep, and less good-quality sleep than we did in the past. This has resulted in rising awareness of the importance of rest and sleep.

According to the National Sleep Survey 2020, 43% of respondents were finding it harder to fall asleep, and nearly 80% of the 2,700 people surveyed reported that lack of sleep was interfering with their ability to function in the day (daytime fatigue, concentration, mood.) What is clear is that a tired workforce is also likely to be less productive, less motivated, less creative, more prone to making mistakes, and ultimately less healthy.

This workshop provides a space to discuss the issues around sleep and to share best practice strategies to make a sustained improvement in the quantity and quality of sleep. It is a highly interactive workshop, including exercises, personal reflection, and action planning. There will be access to self-help checklists and best practice guidance from bodies like the HSE and NHS.

Key Benefits

Greater understanding of the importance of sleep on your personal effectiveness, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Improving sleep effectiveness can:

  • Improve attention, concentration, and memory
  • Reduce the risk of accidents and mistakes
  • Enhance creativity and problem solving
  • Help you be more tolerant and able to cope with adversity
  • Increase energy and enable you to enjoy a work/life balance
  • Help weight management, reduce risk of heart disease and boost immune system
  • Lower the risk of mental health issues and stress
  • Enhance mood/optimism and ability to enjoy life
  • Help maintain good relationships

This training course will give you the opportunity to explore the main reasons as to why we don’t sleep better; identify healthier habits and routines and explore strategies and actions to increase sleep effectiveness.

Who Is It For?

Anyone who wishes to learn more about the relationship between sleep, wellbeing and performance and explore strategies to improve sleep effectiveness.


The course content and capacity can be customised for individuality and to ensure organisations’ specific learning criteria are met.

Course Content

Introduction to sleep

The importance of sleep:

  • Personal effectiveness
  • Physical health & wellbeing
  • Emotional health & wellbeing
  • Mental health & wellbeing

Impact of working patterns on sleep

The 4 sleep disorders and their impacts

Identifying my own sleep habits

Why don’t we sleep better?

  • Habits, stress, lifestyle, health

Sleep & fatigue management:

  • The basics
  • Modifying habits
  • Stress & relaxation techniques
  • Technology & multi-tasking

Solution-focused approaches

Action planning, resources & next steps

Recent Delegate Comments Following the Strategies to Promote a Good Night's Sleep Course:

"Lots of tips to implement for myself and to share with family, friends and colleagues."
"Great session, good practical advice."
"It was good to be reminded of what one should incorporate into one's routine."
"Thanks for a clear and concise presentation on such a lovely relevant topic esp after covid and such a stressful time esp for NHS staff. thank you again."

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We are always happy to talk about our courses and help you to work out the best match for your requirements.


"The quality of the training has been fantastic and our employees are really engaging with the trainer and getting something out of it. Also In Equilibrium makes the whole process very easy to arrange."

— Employee Engagement & Wellbeing Officer, Sophie Holland

"We wanted to provide a course that taught useful and practical coping strategies that our members could put into place straight away. In Equilibrium’s experience showed us that they could provide this, and they tailored the course perfectly."

— The Association of Electoral Administrators

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