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Dr Zak Taylor

Dr Zak Taylor

BMBS, BmedSci

Dr Taylor is a specialist psychiatrist with a wealth of knowledge and experience across all areas of psychiatry but understands the important relationship between sleep, the quality of sleep, and how this can impact both physical and mental health. 

Sleep, often overlooked, is a foundational pillar of health. By prioritizing and correcting sleep issues, you not only improve sleep quality but also lay the groundwork for overall health and well-being.” 
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What’s keeping you awake?

Many things can cause insomnia, which can be defined as a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty falling asleep, difficulty remaining asleep, or, if you’re really unfortunate, both. Experts agree that time and cause are the key components of insomnia. Time refers to how long your sleep disorder or insomnia has been present, and the cause can be split into insomnia unrelated to any other health condition or linked to another illness you may have.

Anxiety and stress

Worries about work, school, health, finances, and so on can make getting a good night’s sleep extremely challenging.

Jet lag

Travelling across timezones plays havoc with your body’s internal clock, which causes “circadian dysrhythmia” or “jet lag”.

Sleep Apnoea

Sleep apnoea has a massive impact on your health, so if you’re TATT, Tired All The Time, you may be suffering from sleep apnoea.

Poor sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene is your regular bedtime routine. Irregular sleep, daytime napping, or too much screen time can affect how easily you fall asleep.

Physical illness

Several health conditions can interfere with a good night’s sleep. Anything that causes physical pain is likely to disrupt sleep in some way.

Diet and lifestyle

Regular exercise and avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can also help promote better sleep

How we can help

If you’re unsure what type of insomnia you have and what to do about it, begin a consultation with Dr Zak Taylor to get to the root of your sleep disorder.

Complete treatment questionnaire

Complete the online screening quiz to determine if your sleep disorder is something we can treat.

Book an appointment

Choose a date and time that is convenient for you to talk to Dr Taylor. The cost of an appointment, private prescriptions, and any medicines supplied is a single cost of £59.

Speak with our sleep specialist

Initially, we offer an in-person or virtual consultation to delve deeper into the specifics of your sleep issues and set objectives for further evaluation and treatment. This includes analyzing your sleep-wake patterns and circadian rhythms and assessing your general health and well-being.

Get personalised recommendations

Based on this initial consultation and your established goals, we may recommend various tests, including blood work and sleep evaluations. Conveniently, most sleep tests are conducted at your home, eliminating the need for you to visit a sleep laboratory.

Receive a private prescription

If Dr. Taylor, a qualified psychiatrist, decides you need prescription medicine, he will write a private prescription, which we will deliver to you. The cost of the prescription is included in the consultation fee.

Treatment consultation

Dr Taylor is a specialist psychiatrist with a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of psychiatry. He understands the important relationship between sleep and sleep quality and how this can impact physical and mental health. 

Chat, phone or video call

Online prescriptions

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Your questions answered

If you have insomnia, whether it’s having difficulty falling asleep or maintaining a whole night’s sleep, you’ve probably got many questions about your condition. Our advice and guides section is regularly updated with articles that can help.

The cost of an appointment with Dr Zak Taylor, private prescriptions, and any medicines supplied is a single cost of £59.

Yes, we only work with doctors who are registered with the GMC.

All consultations with our prescribers are either by phone or video link.

Some prescription-only medicines, such as zopiclone, require a doctor’s consultation before a prescription is issued. However, other prescription medicines, such as melatonin and promethazine, can be purchased from the website after completing a health questionnaire, which our prescribers will check.

The prescription-strength sleeping tablets that require consultation first are zopiclone and zolpidem. This is because, in addition to being classed as prescription-only medicines, they are also controlled drugs and have additional requirements before supplies can be made.

Sleephelp works with our partner APC Labs to bring you the latest dosage form technology. We can compound melatonin into a transmucosal film tablet, which you attach to the inside of your mouth. It starts to dissolve immediately. Being absorbed through the inside of the cheek means it gets into your bloodstream faster, which means it starts to work faster than conventional tablets.

Yes, the compounding and dispensing pharmacies we use to source the medications are registered in the UK with the GPhC. All our medicines are produced to the highest standards.

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