International hypertension research award for UCLH Director of Research
17 May 2021
Publish date: 23 February 2021
Our 3 part series of blogs on diabetes and managing sleep.
Part 1: Stimulus Control
Dr Chandrika K Gedara, Clinical Psychologist, UCLH
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant changes to our lifestyles. Young people and families are finding it hard to stick to a routine of school and work which are important for good quality sleep. Poor sleep can impact our daytime functioning, cognitive abilities, emotional regulation and physical health, including our immune system. When dealing with stressful situations having the right amount and quality of sleep means you are more likely to handle stressful situations better.
Over the next 3 weeks, there will be a series of blogs with some brief tips to help get a better night’s sleep. Here is the first part:
Ideal sleep environment.
Vicious Cycle Of Sleep – Thoughts, Emotions, Behaviours
Breaking the Vicious Cycle
Anchoring the Day
Anxiety and Worry
Additional resources and information can be found here: