Insomnia is a term used to identify a sleeping disorder, where an individual regularly has trouble sleeping, trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
Symptoms are varied and can differ from one person to another but could include:
- Difficulty initially falling asleep
- Waking up several times during the night
- Lying awake throughout the night
- Feeling tired even after sleeping
Causes of Insomnia
Insomnia itself is a symptom of an underlying issue in your life whether that is an emotional cause such as; stress, depression or anxiety or a physical cause such as; your bedroom being an uncomfortable temperature, the shifts you work fluctuating, substance use such as; alcohol, caffeine or recreational drugs. The key to eliminating insomnia from your life is pinpointing the cause or causes of the insomnia you are suffering from and working through this until it does not have the same negative impacts upon your life.
Effects of Insomnia
Again, the effects, like the symptoms, of insomnia can vary from person to person but can become more severe the longer the condition persists. This can begin with feeling tired, in the short term, but if left untreated can progress to an inability to concentrate, causing issues at school or work or finding that you are becoming irritable due to constant feelings of tiredness.
All of these effects can have a detrimental impact on your day to day life, your work or studying can suffer, relationships can become strained, and deadlines can be missed.
Healthcare professionals recommend a certain amount of time is spent sleeping each day to help your cognitive functions, this is on average:
7 to 9 hours for adults
9 to 13 hours for children
12 to 17 hours for babies (information from NHS website)
Without the recommended hours of sleep, feelings of tiredness can be exacerbated, and negative feelings or low mood can also begin to be experienced. This could be due to the feelings of exhaustion or because of the consequences of feeling tired and suffering from insomnia. Regardless of the stage of your insomnia, I recommend you seek help and support for this as soon as possible to minimise the impact of this on your life.
How can I help
I will help you to identify and work through the underlying cause of your insomnia as without knowing the cause it maybe more difficult to totally eradicate from your life. Once I have worked with you to identify the cause, I will be able to know which process by which I can help you to overcome the insomnia you are suffering from.
I have extensive experience in treating insomnia using a variety of holistic approaches, resulting in you eventually becoming non-dependent on medication. A telephone consultation will help to get to know you prior to alleviating the insomnia and underlying causes that are creating this issue in your life.
If you want to remove this exasperating condition from your life and not just mask the symptoms, I recommend you get in touch using the contact details below, so you can begin to enjoy the journey back to restful night’s sleep.