Say Goodnight to Insomnia Podcast

If you are struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, please listen in. This podcast will cover:

  • How you are not alone and there is hope
  • What to do when you are having a few bad nights
  • The difference between a few bad nights and full blown insomnia
  • How insomnia develops
  • The vicious cycle of trying too hard to sleep
  • The two systems that determine how well you sleep,  sleep drive and hyperarousal
  • The difference between being sleepy and tired
  • Practical ways to increase sleep drive so you can fall asleep and stay asleep more easily
  • Ways to reduce alertness and anxiety at bedtime and overnight
  • Why you don’t have to sleep 7-8 hours every night
  • Why your insomnia isn’t going to take you to an early grave


Royal Surrey Sleep Clinic

Insomnia Service, Royal Surrey County Hospital 

Respiratory Sleep service (if you think you might have sleep apnoea), Royal Surrey County Hospital 

Referrals are made via through GP.


If you wish to contact our Insomnia Service with feedback or enquiries related to this podcast, please email and enter PODCAST in the subject heading.

Digital CBT for Insomnia -  free app providing CBT for Insomnia programme – online programme, available on prescription in some areas of UK – online programme, available on prescription in some areas of UK

CBT for Insomnia books

Overcoming Insomnia 2nd Edition: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques by Colin Espie

How to Beat Insomnia and Sleep Problems One Step at a Time: Using evidence-based low-intensity CBT by Kirstie Anderson

Helpful resources  Sleep education resource provided by the American Association of Sleep Medicine Comprehensive guide to sleep apnoea Sleep support and education for teens  Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress