Get a good nights sleep


Sleepwell Nova Scotia is helping people manage their insomnia without relying on sleeping pills.

Fight Insomnia

Nearly everyone has experienced trouble sleeping from time to time. However, for some people insomnia is all consuming, lasting weeks, months, or even years. It can result in poor health, hopelessness, or worse. However, there is hope. There are things that can be done and techniques that can be learned that turn around even the most chronic cases of insomnia. To learn more see Get Your Sleep Back.


Your options

The most frequently used quick fix for insomnia is sleeping pills, available off-the-shelf in pharmacies or by prescription from your doctor. Their use has increased in adults and dropped only slightly in people over 65 years old. Take the quiz to see if you know what you need to about the benefits and risks of sleeping pills (in English or French). Sleepwell Nova Scotia supports people getting their sleep back without the use of sleeping pills, especially using something called cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia. You can learn more about it at How to Get Your Sleep Back.

The Sleepwell NS Team

The Sleepwell Nova Scotia project team is made up of physicians and pharmacists who are interested in helping people with insomnia get their sleep back without the use of sleeping pills.

Dalhousie Continuing Pharmacy Education

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Medication Info Share

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Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia

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Drug Evaluation Unit, Capital Health Authority

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

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Dalhousie Continuing Professional Development

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Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

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