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Better sleep toolkit

We have teamed up with The Sleep Scientist Dr Sophie Bostock, to create a 'Better Sleep Toolkit' aimed at supporting police officers, staff, and volunteers with fatigue and sleep problems. 

In this toolkit, you will find our four week better sleep online course, a series of webinars and some bite sized advice to help you improve your sleep.

Why are we offering it?

The results from our first ever national police wellbeing survey in 2019, told us very clearly that fatigue is a big issue within policing. It identified that 45% of police officers and 30% of police staff reported sleeping less than six hours per night very often or all of the time and that people working shifts experience poor sleep quality more frequently with 27% of police officers and 25% of police staff reporting disturbed sleep.

We do a tough job, and working for the police – especially if you are a shift worker – means that your sleep patterns are vulnerable to all sorts of challenges. These webinars will help you to learn and practice strategies to improve the quality of your rest, no matter how much, or how little, you get.

Dr Sophie Bostock with an introduction to the better sleep toolkit

How do I access the better sleep toolkit?

If you are a serving officer or member of staff within a UK Police Force with a .police.uk email address and you would like to access this content, please go to the login page (at the top right hand side of your screen) and set up an account. You will then be automatically able to access this material. If you already have an account and are logged in, please use the button below to take you to the sign up page.

Go to online course

If you do not have a .police.uk email address but are a serving member of a police force or other policing organisation - then please email contact@oscarkilo.org.uk to request access.

If you have already registered a login for the Oscar Kilo website with a .police.uk email address, but you cannot gain access, please contact us using the email above.

Better sleep webinars

In December 2020, we held our first better sleep webinar: Banish the winter blues, hosted by Dr Sophie Bostock. 

The series continued with four more live sessions covering: Sleep strategies for shift workers; solving stubborn sleep problems, nightmares, snoring and other challenges and sleepless parents survival guide.

Series two has sessions on: Fighting fatigue, sleeping with anxiety, women's sleep and the dream completion technique.

Access the better sleep webinar recordings

As with the better sleep course the recordings are only available for people who work in UK policing. If you are a serving officer or member of staff within a UK Police Force with a .police.uk email address and you would like to watch these webinars, please go to the login page (at the top right hand side of your screen) and set up an account. You will then be automatically able to access this material. If you already have an account and are logged in, please use the button below to take you to the better sleep webinar recordings.

Watch the recordings

How can breath work help you sleep?

What controls when and how well we sleep?

How much sleep do you really need?

Snoring 101 - what it is and what you can do about it

What causes insomnia and how can we solve it?

Night shifts - how to sleep better during the day