Insomnia takes a variety of forms; for some people it can mean staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning until the wee hours of the morning before finally dozing off into slumber. Others fall asleep quite easily only to be woken a few hours later and then not be able to get back to sleep for a long period of time. Both are forms of insomnia, some people may struggle with one of all elements of going to sleep and staying asleep.
Most people will experience insomnia at some point in their lifetime.
There can be many causes of insomnia which include stress, loss of a loved one, or particular medicines or drugs can enhance insomnia.
Women and men can both suffer from insomnia but it is more common in women. Chronic insomnia is when insomnia continues without reprieve for a long period of time.
There are certain treatments to assist the body to return to a healthier sleeping pattern. A popular option includes cognitive behavioural therapy that helps develop habits that promote a healthy sleep.
If you are concerned that you have insomnia, get in touch to find out how we can assist you on the road back to better sleep.
Cognitive Behavioural Insomnia Therapy – Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, sometimes called CBT-I, is an effective treatment for chronic sleep problems and is usually recommended as the first line of insomnia treatment. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-I) helps you change thoughts, to alter how you feel and eventually change your sleep performance. CBT-I helps you develop habits that promote a healthy pattern of sleep.