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Sweet dreams: 5 ways you can sleep better

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You may have read about our Need to Sleep campaign, which highlights the fact that 7.4 million people across the UK have trouble sleeping at night because of money worries. As well as affecting your sleep, it can impact on your relationships, your job, and your health, including your mental health.

34% of people who can’t sleep because of money worries say it makes them feel lonely, and 39% say it makes them feel helpless.

We asked Joanna Carson from the Mental Health Foundation to give us an insight into how sleep problems can affect mental health, and what you can do to get a better night’s sleep. Over to you, Joanna!

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How does lack of sleep affect mental health?

When I talk to people about the ways they can look after their mental health, sleep is by far the most popular topic.  While most of us don’t get enough sleep, we still see it as one of the important factors to a happier life.

Sleep isn’t just “time out” from our daily routines; a good night’s sleep helps our bodies and minds to rest, repair and re-energise.

Sleep is something everyone needs and it’s essential for both our physical and mental health – so why aren’t we sleeping better?

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Infographic: the impact of money worries

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How do money worries affect other aspects of life?

As part of our Need to Sleep campaign, you may have heard that 7.4 million people across the UK have problems sleeping because of money worries. But what exactly are people losing sleep over, and what effect does it have on their everyday lives?

Worrying about money causes untold distress that goes beyond finances. It affects our relationships with our friends, family and partners. It also affects our performance at work, our sense of stability for the future, and our happiness today. We’ve put together the infographic (below) to show you just how far the impact of money worries is felt across all aspects of people’s lives.

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Our top 10 favourite sleep-saving articles

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Make sure you get the rest you need

Make sure you get the rest you need

Ah, sleep. Is there anything more sublime? The importance of sleep goes way beyond keeping under-eye circles at bay. It also plays a key part in a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

It’s a shame, then, that 7.4 million of us are having trouble sleeping due to money worries. Reading Paul’s Need to Sleep story and hearing various tales from our clients made me want to shake things up with this month’s top ten.

Instead of money-saving, let’s see what sleep-gems are out there on t’Internet!

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11 of our favourite teddy selfies so far…

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Big Ted hard at work planning Need to Sleep!

For many of our clients, the first time they get a good night’s sleep is after they’ve spoken to us. 

It’s something we hear every day over the phones, on forums and across our social media channels. If you’re a client of ours, you may remember feeling this way too.

Our research shows that 7.4 million people across the UK have trouble sleeping because they’re worried about money.

What if we could let them know they’re not alone?

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Are money worries keeping you awake at night?

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Paul has money worries that keep him awake at night – do you?

Paul has money worries that keep him awake at night – do you?

There are very few things in life like a good night’s sleep. It plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing, and we soon feel the effects of not getting enough of it.

That said, apart from dark shadows under the eyes and a persistent need to yawn, is lack of sleep really such a big deal?

We’ve been looking into the effect that money worries have on people for some time. Based on the stories we hear from our clients and various studies, it’s probably obvious that a lack of decent sleep is a common side effect.

Many of us are kept awake by our debt problems, sometimes waiting a year or more before getting help. That’s a long time to go without a proper night’s sleep.

With this in mind, we’ll be launching ‘Need to Sleep’ on Monday, and we need to reach as many people as possible. To help, we need you to find a cuddly toy from your childhood!

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