Insomnia is inadequate or poor-quality sleep due to difficulty in either falling asleep, waking up frequently during the night, or waking up
too early in the morning.
Poor sleep impairs our ability to react creatively and appropriately to situations, and has a dramatically negative effect on our physical health.
This leads to a feeling of tiredness, a lack of energy, difficulty in concentrating, and irritability.
It may be due to behavioural factors,
including the misuse or overuse of caffeine, alcohol, or other substances; disrupted sleep/wake cycles caused by shift work or other night-time activity,
together with stress and anxiety. The 'solution' is most definitely NOT sleeping tablets - drugs do nothing to resolve why we have poor sleep patterns.
This 'Guardian' article
clearly underlines this point.
Very often insomnia is the result of underlying anxiety issues coupled with the development of an habitual sleeping difficulty expectation.
Sleeping tablets can be prescribed for immediate relief, or to manage a particularly bad period of insomnia, but are not recommended for long-term use.
Drugs do nothing to help with the cause of insomnia.
We will aim to reframe unhelpful memories in the
subconscious mind and resolve the underlying anxiety issues, significantly improving sleep patterns, moods, and energy levels.
Additionally, I supply Clients with relaxation audio whenever there is difficulty in actually going to sleep.