Even when he went to bed at 7pm, Nigel Ali was still only getting three hours a night sleep. Like thousands of others who suffer insomnia in the U.K, once Nigel woke up he couldn't get back to sleep, and thoughts would churn through his mind.
The cycle of anxiety and sleep deprivation saw Nigel's mental health decline over several months last year. It was only after he went to his GP for something else - a lump on his eye - that he finally made a breakthrough. Try MEN Premium now for FREE...
just click here to give it a go. Nigel, 59, from Rochdale, decided to tell his doctor about his feelings by writing them down on a piece of paper.
And, on handing the list over to the medic, Nigel instantly felt better for opening up to someone else. On hearing about his mental health struggles, the GP suggested Nigel contact NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Talking Therapies, a service run by The Big Life group in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk