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.
Common Symptoms include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking up too early
- Sleeping 8 hours but not feeling rested
- Intrusive thoughts
- Extreme fatigue throughout the day
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 The Mental Health Company 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.