Sleep Disorders are curable. As you are aware, sleep is an essential component of our physical and of course our mental functioning, which informs our well-being. It allows our mind to recharge its battery and process the occurrences of our increasingly stressful as well as complicated lives, leaving us feeling refreshed, energized, and hopefully prepared for yet another day. Unfortunately, it is only when sleep starts to turn into an issue that we truly understand just how truly important and absolutely necessary it is to both our physiological as well as our psychological health.
Thankfully, sleep disorders counseling and psychotherapy often can be an effectual aid to help individuals overcome chronic sleep issues. Your psychotherapist or psychologist can help you to uncover and process the underlying issues, guiding you to look at and deal with potential stresses and lifestyle choices that could be impacting your sleeping patterns. They are able to also demonstrate relaxation techniques which may help you to relax before you go to bed. Additionally, CBT or Cognitive-Behavioral techniques can be used to assist you in overcoming any anxiety-related issues that unfortunately are one of the major causes of sleep-related problems.
Benefits of counseling and psychotherapy for Sleep Disorders
- Discover the underlying root reasons responsible for your sleeping problem
- Assesses sequences in your sleeping, bedtime routine and sleep hygiene
- Surveys elements in your particular situation which may exacerbate sleeping problems
- Learn and practice relaxation techniques
- Target’s worries and anxieties which may prevent you from going to and staying asleep.
At Reconnect Relationship Therapy Beverly Hills & Laguna Beach, CA, our therapists have considerable training and experience in effectively dealing with sleep problems and can assist you to start your way to a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, if you would like to integrate counseling as well as psychotherapy coupled with medication, we can refer you to a psychiatrist to ensure you are in receiving the quality of care.
Information guide to sleep disorders
Sleep disorders impact a large number of people and can lead to a multitude of psychological as well as physiological problems. Yet, they can also be a result of pre-existing issues. For example, depression, anxiety, and stress can all lead to problematic sleep. This can lead to an unhealthy cycle whereby individuals can become severely distressed due to lack of sleep, which can then prevent them from going to sleep in the future, leading to depression, and so on.
It is important to note that the amount of sleep a person requires can vary significantly from person to person. It is often said that humans require eight hours of sleep per night, each individual is actually different. Age, diet and our levels of physical and mental activity all impact how much sleep we need and so at the end of the day, what is sufficient for one person may not be for another. If you are suffering from one of the issues listed above, then you may benefit from sleep disorder counseling and psychotherapy.