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

This 2-hour virtual course looks at the unique challenges to sleeping patterns presented by the Covid-19 crisis and concludes with action planned improvements to increase delegate's sleep effectiveness.

Our training courses are currently being delivered in a live, virtual, interactive format, in addition to onsite face-to-face training where appropriate. All of our training is facilitated by experienced subject experts.

Course Context

2020 has seen a surge in home working, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in rising awareness of the importance of rest and sleep, particularly when the boundaries between work and life have become less clear. What is clear is that a tired workforce is also likely to be a less productive, less motivated one.

Coronasomnia is the new term used by some sleep experts to define difficulty sleeping as a result of the stress and anxiety caused by the current pandemic. According to the National Sleep Survey 2020 (COVID), 43% of respondents are finding it harder to fall asleep, with COVID unease affecting sleep for 75%. Nearly 80% of the 2,700 people surveyed reported that lack of sleep is interfering with their ability to function in the day (daytime fatigue, concentration, mood.)

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.

The content will encompass self-help checklists, and best practice guidance from the HSE and NHS, tailored for the surge in home working during 2020 amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Duration: This session is delivered virtually over 2-hours

Format: Virtual, live, interactive session

Delegate numbers: 10

Please contact us for information regarding availability and how we can tailor this training to meet your organisation’s requirements.   Specific course objectives can be discussed with the Trainer, and the course content can be adapted to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of the delegates.

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.

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.

Course Content

Introduction to sleep

The importance of sleep:

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

Impact of home-working 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

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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions. 

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

"In-Equilibrium recently presented Mental Health Awareness to Managers in all of our area offices. The training was really well received and all of the trainers were praised for their in-depth knowledge and understanding."


— Roger Bullivant Limited

"The training was very well received by staff who now all intend to implement the session’s practical tips and techniques into their existing roles. A large proportion of the staff rated the facilitator and their delivery as excellent and their only recommendation was for a further and longer session!"

— Leeds City College

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