Sleep and mental health

Not sleeping well? You could get into a vicious cycle of lack of sleep with increasing stress levels and low mood which could lead to you experiencing a mental health condition.

Getting enough sleep is crucial for your mental health. We’ve created lots of information, tools and advice to help you sleep better. And you don’t even have to be a Bupa customer.

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Better sleep, better mental health

A lot of people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Perhaps it takes you ages to drop off, or you’re awake several times in the night, or you wake up far too early. If this is your normal, we can help.

It’s important because the link between sleep and mental health is very strong. And besides depression, anxiety and stress, lack of sleep can lead to serious physical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Poor sleep also shortens your life expectancy.

Podcast: Why is sleep so important for your health?

In this 40-minute podcast, our expert panel explores why sleep matters. What causes poor sleep? What happens if we don't get enough? What’s the impact of sleep on our physical and mental health?

Our tips for coping with sleep problems

Supporting your mental health in the workplace

Whether you're a manager or an employee, we're here to help support your wellbeing in the workplace, whether you have a policy with us or not.

Workplace Wellbeing Hub

We’re here to help you support your team's wellbeing.

  • Discover how to implement a workplace wellbeing strategy
  • Get practical guidance on how to support your team's wellbeing.
  • Use our range of guides to help support your team
  • Read our informative blog posts covering a range of topics

Workplace mental health

If you’re a manager, we can help you look after your team.

  • Learn how to set up a Wellness Action Plan
  • Improve your organisation's approach to mental health
  • Discover how to play an important role in supporting your team
  • Find out how to feel confident talking about mental health

Support from Bupa’s experts to help you sleep better

Healthy Me, is where you’ll find help in coping with mental health, sleep and anxiety.

If you’re in a crisis or just need some help, don’t hesitate. Here are some really helpful organisations that you can turn to for support.

Mental health support as part of Bupa health insurance

Any onward referrals for consultations, tests or treatment are subject to the benefits and exclusions of your cover. Please check your guide and certificate for further details or contact us to check your eligibility.

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