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Insomnia Therapy & Counselling

Insomnia is the medical name for the inability to sleep.

It may be that you have difficulty in getting to sleep or getting enough sleep.

Sleep is something everybody needs and it plays a vital role in both our physical and mental health.

A good night’s sleep allows our brain to process the information collected through the day and if we are deprived of sleep we can suffer real physical problems.

Moreover, sleep deprivation has been used as an effective means of torture by those practicing such things.

As well as making you feel tired, the lack of sleep can lead to physical illness and increase your risk of heart disease and obesity.

Mentally, not getting enough sleep can lead to anxiety and can make it hard for you to concentrate.

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Insomnia Symptoms

The most common symptoms associated with insomnia include:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep.
  • Waking up multiple times during the night.
  • Lying in bed wide awake for long periods.
  • Waking up very early in the morning unable to get back to sleep.
  • Feeling irritable and tired during the day.
  • Difficulty concentrating on tasks due to tiredness

Expriencing these symptoms on a regular basis and for longer than three months indicates a long-term insomnia problem.

However, having some of these symptoms now and again is perfectly normal and your sleep should return to normal over time.

Environmental stresses, worrying about paying bills or debts, getting to bed at irregular times and a whole range of other factors can also lead to disrupted sleep.

You can read about some of the other known causes of insomnia below.

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What Causes Insomnia?

The most commonly known causes of Insomnia include:

  • Anxiety.
  • Stress.
  • Depression.
  • A noisy environment.
  • A bedroom that is too hot or too cold.
  • An uncomfortable bed or mattress.
  • Stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine.
  • Recreational drugs such as cocaine.
  • Working on shifts.
  • Chronic pain conditions.

Additionally, there is evidence that using your smartphone just before you go to bed can disrupt your circardian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle) due to the blue light emitted by your phone.

For this resaon, the National Sleep Foundation recommend not watching the TV or using smartphones for at least 30 minutes before going to sleep.

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Therapy & Counselling for Insomnia

We offer a number of different types of therapy and counselling for insomnia and sleep-related problems.

Choosing the most suitable therapy depends on a number of different considerations including factors such as:

  • How long you have had the problem.
  • Your personal preferences.
  • How your problem is affecting you today.

You can read more about the different types of therapy for anxiety on the following links:

Although all therapies use slightly different approaches, the one thing they all have in common is the relationship that is formed between the client and therapist.

Research suggests that this therapy relationship may be the most important factor in achieving a good therapy outcome.

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Arrange a FREE initial consultation

If you’d like to find out more about overcoming or recovering from insomnia then why not arrange a free initial consultation with us.

During this consultation we will discuss your particular problems and the potential solutions in a safe and confidential environment without you having to commit to any therapy or counselling going forward.

This consultation lasts around 50 minutes and is a great opportunity to meet our therapists and decide if you would like to proceed with any support.

Call Paul on 07434 776125 or e-mail him on paul@leepsychology.com

Call Joan 0n 07434 776504 or e-mail her on joan@leepsychology.com

Contact Paul

You can contact Paul on:

07434 776125

or by e-mail at:

paul@leepsychology.com

Contact Joan

You can contact Joan on:

07434 776504

or by e-mail at:

joan@leepsychology.com

Joan

Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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Lee Psychology, Maypole House, Yew Tree Court, Wombourne, South Staffordshire, WV5 9JB.

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