SWICA is committed to helping individuals with sleep problems

Sleep problems (e.g. problems falling asleep, sleeping through the night, or waking too early) which persist over a long period can have serious consequences. There are correlations with diabetes, chronic pain, depression and cardiovascular disease. There may also be an increased risk of accident. In the short term, an individual‘s wellbeing, performance capacity and ability to concentrate may also be affected.

Do you suffer from a sleep disorder? Test your sleep quality.

Having the occasional bad night's sleep is perfectly natural and has no adverse effect on health, but a persistent sleep disorder should be treated. You can find out if you suffer from a sleep disorder by answering five specific questions below.

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People who are plagued by sleep problems night after night can do something about it. Non-pharmacological therapies can have a positive impact on sleep behaviour.

Helpful measures

Try to remain calm even if you experience occasional sleep problems. One convenient first step is conducting a coaching call with santé24. This will help you to put the problem in context and tackle it of your own accord. santé24 can also offer SWICA customers a psychological/psychiatric appointment and, within this context and where necessary, a scientifically tested online self-help sleep course. This consists of a number of modules which can be completed individually and independently. The psychologists at santé24 will accompany you through the modules and offer support, motivation and specific feedback. If, however, the sleep problems are the result of physical problems (e.g. loud snoring, restless legs or teeth-grinding), it is best to seek medical help to identify the best possible treatment.

Tips for getting a good night‘s sleep

Reduce the amount of time spent in bed and keep regular sleeping hours in order to build up natural sleep pressure
Do not sleep for long periods during the day
Lower your anxiety level by putting your alarm clock out of sight
Get up if you experience a long period of wakefulness
Keep active during the day and take some exercise in the fresh air and daylight
Develop a relaxation ritual which helps you gradually relax in the evening
Avoid coffee, black tea, fruit juice and other stimulating drinks before you go to bed
Do not consume stimulating online media content on your smartphone or computer before you go to bed
If all else fails, why not try a coaching call with santé24?
Personal consultation

Would you like more information or a personal consultation? SWICA Client Services would be happy to assist. Call us on 0800 80 90 80 or send us a message using the contact form below.

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What our partners have to say

At Seeklinik Brunnen we do everything in our power so that our patients can sleep well again. Studying the cases in detail and providing holistic treatment is therefore very important to us. But it's equally important for us to rely on and work well with partners such as SWICA, which will support your customers in regaining their ability to sleep well. Dr phil. Eva Birrer, Director of Sleep Medication and Therapies at Seeklinik Brunnen.
Sleep disorders will be a major challenge for future healthcare systems. Using procedures where all partners are involved opens up new opportunities in prevention and therapy. We very much appreciate working with SWICA, also when it comes to providing comprehensive care in the field of sleep medicine and therapy. Dr Jens G. Acker, Chief Physician for Sleep Medicine in Zurzach and at Zurich Airport
Sleep disorders are widespread and in many cases go untreated altogether or are not treated according to guidelines. Thanks to digital treatment programmes such as HelloBetter, everyone can now access the gold standard of sleep therapy at any time. With its HelloBetter offer, santé24 contributes significantly to the quality of life of SWICA customers. Dr Hanne Horvath, psychologist and founder of HelloBetter, GET.ON Institute for Online Health Training GmbH