What Are Sleep Difficulties?

Sleeping disorders are conditions that affect how well and how much you sleep each night. The causes can range from poor sleeping habits, medical problems, inability to fall or go back to sleep, to frequent disturbance during the night. Lack of sleep can leave individuals feeling tired, emotional, dysfunctional, and with impaired memory. The most common cause of sleep problems is Insomnia, however other causes of sleep disturbance include Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Parasomnias. In most cases, sleep disorders can be easily managed and treated effectively, once they are properly diagnosed. If you are experiencing sleep disturbance our clinical psychologists can provide the necessary treatment to help you manage and relieve your symptoms.


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Sleep Difficulties

Inadequate sleep can pose a serious threat to your health and safety if left untreated. Sleep deprivation can lead to car accidents, poor performance, mood swings, memory loss and often contributes to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Our Psychologists at Spectrum Therapy can speak to you personally about your sleep patterns, conclude the root cause and design a treatment program suited to you. Psychologists can provide expert treatment for sleep disorders, offering those suffering with the disorder an opportunity to reduce the effects of their condition. They will also discuss good sleep hygiene along with other advice in your treatment. 


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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 

Our experienced Psychologists can apply Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help improve your sleeping habits. The treatment will provide you with advice and information about sleep norms and habits, sleep goals and the influence of naps, exercise and other external influences. This will help you to identify and change habits that affect your sleeping habits. Furthermore, teach you how to control or eliminate negative thoughts that may be the cause of it. This form of treatment is a suitable choice, especially if you are suffering from long term sleep problems. It addresses the underline issue instead of relieving symptoms. 

Mindfulness & Relaxation Training:

Mindfulness and relaxation training will help relieve the symptoms of sleep problems by eliminating negative thoughts. This technique is ideal for individuals suffering from chronic sleep disturbance. The treatment will help you learn mindfulness mediation to help calm your body and reduce anxiety or stress. Relaxation training is often used to treat Insomnia sleeping disorder.

There are several types of psychotherapy that can be used to help treat sleep problems. Most of these therapies focus on changing behaviour and learning skills like relaxation, becoming self-aware, and taking control of situations.


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