World Sleep Society and aims to lessen the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.
We could all benefit from improving the quality and amount of sleep we get. It may be simply a case of making small lifestyle changes to help get to sleep easier. Up to a third of the UK population may suffer from insomnia (or have suffered from insomnia in the past) or other sleep problems. These problems can affect mood, concentration and energy levels, our relationships and our ability to stay awake and function properly during the day.
Common mental health problems like anxiety and depression can often underpin sleep problems. One study showed that as many as two thirds (67%) of UK adults suffer from disrupted sleep, with almost a quarter (23%) having to make do with less than five hours of sleep a night. There can often be a psychological or emotional reason that sits behind our lack of sleep. If this is you or a loved one, do feel free to get in touch to see what we can do to support you.
There are 3 simple steps to help improve your sleep patterns that can be implemented now!
Where you sleep is important and the bedroom and bed is most commonly associated with sleep so these should be treated as your relaxation sanctuaries. Temperature, noise, light all play a part in your sleep health so watching TV in bed late at night or even using your phone may hinder your wind down time and you may find it hard to fall into a restful sleep quickly.
We all know that poor health can affect sleep, as well as poor sleep affecting health. Mental health problems such as depression and anxiety often go hand in hand with sleep problems. It is important to get any health and mental health concerns addressed for both physical symptoms and addressing any worries that may keep you from getting that restful night’s sleep.
Your diet can play a huge role in your sleeping patterns with stimulants such as caffeine making it harder to sleep, and heavy or sugary refreshments close to bedtime may make it difficult to relax and get to sleep.
Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. Some studies indicate that between 10% and 50% of people experience insomnia worldwide. The issue can have a contributory impact on serious health and wellbeing.
Insomnia can be the result of many different things, ranging from stress, anxiety and chronic pain to name but a few. It can even be as sleeping in a new house or with a new partner.
Hope Therapy offers Mental Health and Wellbeing Support throughout the UK, via our experienced team.
We understand how nerve-racking these times can be and how it can affect people differently. As such our experienced team will not only focus on your support but will also help you in becoming ready to start the journey too. If you would like to book a free 15 minute consultation to speak to one of our counselling teams, please use the diary system to select your preferred time. However, if you would simply like to get in touch, then please use the contact form here.