Sleeping Problems (including Snoring)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has leaflets on Insomnia (Poor Sleep) and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome.

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The Sleep Council

Promotes the benefits to health and wellbeing of a good night's sleep and the importance of buying a good bed. There are a number of helpful free consumer leaflets offering advice on buying a new bed, how to get a good night's sleep and a good night guide for children.

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Sleep Scotland

A charity which supports the parents and carers of children and young people with additional support needs and sleep problems. It aims to help children and young people with additional support needs to sleep better and consequently to improve their daytime performance. Also, to help parents and carers by giving them specific tried and tested behavioural and cognitive techniques to adapt their child's night-time behaviour.

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The Sleep Apnoea Trust Association

Is the action force of the Sleep Apnoa Trust, a registered charity in the United Kingdom to improve the lot of sleep apnoa patients, their partners and their families.

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Keeping Kids Healthy

Advice for parents of children with sleep problems. It includes clips from a video produced by Trafford North National Health Service Primary Care Trust, previously sold to healthy care workers in the UK but now offered to the general public through the site.

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Narcolepsy Association UK (UKAN)

Information and support for people with narcolepsy.

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Insomnia - newer hypnotic drugs (zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate for snoring

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name.

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Soft-palate implants for obstructive sleep apnoea

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Soft-palate implants for simple snoring

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Sleep apnoea - continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Sleeping Well

Information from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Information from the British Lung Foundation.

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Sleep and Children - General Information

Information from HandsOnScotland.

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Sleep Problems

Self-help guide from Moodjuice, an Internet site developed by Choose Life Falkirk and the Adult Clinical Psychology Service, NHS Forth Valley.

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Sleeping Problems

Self-help guide from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.

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Medicine Guide for Insomnia

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Surgery for Snoring

Information from West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust.

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Sleep Apnoea - can I take my Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine on board the aircraft as hand luggage for use in the aircraft cabin?

Frequently Asked Questions of the The Aviation Health Unit.

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Insomnia

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

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Sleep disorders

Information from the Mental Health Foundation.

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Queen Victoria Hospital Sleep Disorder Centre

Information about snoring and sleep apnoea, and their treatment.

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ENT UK

The British Association of Head and Neck Surgeons provides information on Snoring.

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Sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

Information from MIND.

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Sleep problems

Information from MIND.

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London Snoring Centre

A private clinic specialising in a procedure called Somnoplasty to cure snoring.

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Edinburgh Sleep Centre

The Edinburgh Sleep Centre is a private clinic that provides access to the full range of services for patients with all types of sleep disorders across the life span.

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London Sleep Centre

The London Sleep Centre is a private clinics that provides access to the full range of services for patients with all types of sleep disorders across the life span.

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Snorban UK and Eire

Snorban is a mandibular advancement device designed to hold the lower jaw forward during sleep so keeping the throat open and allowing air to pass down without vibrating on the tissues found there. The site deals with using MADs to treat mouth snoring, gives advice and news on snoring and provides an opportunity to order the product on line.

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QuietNight

UK suppliers of SomnoGuard snoring remedy.

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Ear plugs from Snorestore

The UK distributors of Mack's earplugs, made by McKeon's in the USA and the number one selling earplugs over there. Mack's are available in both children's and adults' sizes.

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BSSAA Ltd

Sells snoring related products and provides some information about snoring and sleep apnoea on its website.

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Insomnia

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Sleep apnoea

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Snoring

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Sleep apnoea

Information from BUPA.

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Snoring

Information from BUPA.

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[url=http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/insomnia.html]Insomnia [/url]

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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