Sleep problems are often related to anxiety, stress or depression. They may present as insomnia, night time waking or nightmares. Insomnia refers to a significant difficulty falling or staying asleep, or both. People can find themselves lying awake in bed for long periods of time with their mind racing and worrying about the consequences of not falling sleep. This can lead them to feel anxious and tense, which makes it even harder to fall asleep. People with insomnia typically report poor quality sleep and not feeling refreshed when they wake up in the morning.
Psychological therapies are an effective way to help with sleep problems. In particular Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has been shown to be effective in the treatment of insomnia.
Several of our therapists can help with sleep problems.