Resources for Effective Sleep Treatment (REST) is a three year quality improvement project funded by the Health Foundation as part of their Engaging With Quality in Primary Care initiative.

The project aims to improve treatment for people with insomnia by promoting a range of treatment options beyond sleeping pills and is being carried out across Lincolnshire.

Since joining REST we have significantly changed our approach – we have reduced hypnotic prescribing by using alternative strategies including sleep diaries and simple CBTi techniques.

Dr Zubair Qureshi

I think that the REST project is a tremendous initiative. For years, sleep has been a rather neglected topic in the NHS. The REST project provides practical, evidence based help, and I would encourage GPs to make full use of it.

Professor Colin Espie