Emotional issues such as anxiety, stress, and depression cause more than half of all sleep-related problems.
Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common and like all medical issues should be monitored by a physician.
Did you know that your sleep pattern is a learned conditioned response?
Trying to get a good nights rest can be difficult and frustrating when your life is filled with stress and overwhelming emotions. You may feel as though you have no control over these problems and may not be aware that your beliefs about these problems have a direct effect on the self-sabotaging emotional response your body is experiencing.
Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and has a direct effect on hormone levels, mood and weight. Problems falling or staying asleep are not only stressful and frustrating, but a lack of sleep can impair the body’s ability to repair itself. Sleep deprivation contributes to adrenal fatigue and a vicious cycle of dysfunction continues. All body systems are affected causing metabolic system imbalance, musculoskeletal system breakdown, neurological system dysfunction, hormonal system imbalance/overload, and immune system dysfunction.
Every time the wake/sleep cycle is altered, it takes time for the body and cortisol levels to normalize. Chronic lack of sleep is strongly associated with decreased immunity, impaired glucose tolerance, and decreased alertness and concentration.
My insomnia therapy is focused on treating the emotional issues and reactions to stress that cause sleep problems which are key breaking the vicious cycle of insomnia and helping you to regain your most natural and restorative sleep pattern. This therapy customized to work with your lifestyle so that changes are easily accepted creating long lasting change.
Sleep patterns affect all aspects of life including relationships.