Sleep Problems

Treatment Description

There is a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Living with a mental health problem can affect how well you sleep and how well you sleep can impact your mental health.

A sleep problem is an ongoing difficulty getting enough sleep so that you feel able to function well during your waking hours. So, if poor sleep is having a significant impact on your daily life, it is likely that you are suffering from a sleep problem. They are extremely common with one in three adults claiming to have difficulties sleeping.

The signs of a general sleep problem can include the following:

  • Problems getting to sleep
  • Problems staying to sleep
  • Lightly sleeping
  • Waking up in the night and not being able to fall back to sleep
  • Waking up too early every morning
  • Constant fatigue
  • Reliance on sleeping aids
  • Problems concentrating

Counselling can help you to recognise underlying issues regarding sleep and help identify potential stresses and lifestyle choices which could be affecting your quality of sleep. Issues such as anxiety, one of the main causes of sleep problems, can also be explored