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Find difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Millions of people around the world are reported to suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders. sleep disorders disorders are often reportedly caused by anxiety, stress and depression. Popping pills can give immediate solution , the pills can’t address the underlying problem, that is important to notice or treat and may have harmful, long-term side effects. Various studies have shown that psychotherapy is one of the most effective treatment options for those challenged with insomnia.

Signs and Symptoms of Insomnia

  • Persistent sleeping difficulty
  • Waking up during the night or too early in the morning
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Not feeling well-rested after a night’s sleep
  • Headache, fatigue or irritability
  • Involuntary falling asleep during activities
  • Ongoing worries about sleep
  • Lack of concentration or slowness in activity
  • Increased errors

Types of sleep disorder

·       Insomnia: It is a sleep disorder in which the person fine it difficult to fall asleep or difficulty in slaying asleep.

·       Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia is a condition in which the person experience excessive sleepiness during the daytime. It may also happen after long stretches of sleep.

·       Narcolepsy: It is a chronic sleep disorder in which there is daytime drowsiness and then sudden attacks of sleep.

·       Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a type of serious sleep disorder in which the breathing stops and starts in between deep sleep. When you snore loudly and feels tired even after a full night’s sleep, you may have sleep apnea.

·       Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Circadian rhythm sleep disorder is a disorder in which the person find it difficult falling asleep, difficulty waking up during the sleep cycle, difficulty waking up early in the morning and have difficulty falling back to sleep.

·       Nightmare disorder: It is also known as dream anxiety disorder. It is a sleep disorder which is characterized by frequent nightmares.

·       Restless leg syndrome: It is a condition which causes an uncontrollable urge to move the legs because there is a sensation which is uncontrollable.

How do you know you need counseling/Therapy?

One can find out if the need counseling or therapy by checking the following points:

 

  • You are feeling tired after waking up almost daily.
  • You feel sleepy at work not able to concentrate or focus on work.
  • You want to bring a change, but you’re unable to do so  on your own, you might want to seek counseling.
  • You’re experiencing disturbances which is impacting your day-to-day life like work, social engagement etc.
  • You’re experiencing disturbances which impact your overall wellbeing.
  • Your emotions are high at night and you are not able to sleep because of them.
  • Feeling disconnected from yourself and your loved ones and lazy all the time.

Role of counselling & Therapy in Sleep disorder

Therapists who specialize in sleep disorder can help you immensely in recovering from them. These professionals are skilled in addressing these issues. They can help you in manage your sleep issues by going into the root level of issue, through emotional exploration, cognitive restructuring, and problem solving techniques. Help you in dealing with life stressers, which are contributing sleep problems. The client can work along with the therapist to set short term and long term goals to deal with sleep disorder. 

How does TalktoAngel Help you in overcoming your sleep disorder?

TalktoAngel is an online platform that provides quality therapy and other mental health services online. We have qualified and experienced professionals working with us. Sleep disorder is one of our areas of expertise. We have experts and specialists who have successfully worked previously on cases of sleep disorder. Studies have proven that online mental health services are as effective as the conventional mode. Furthermore, at TalktoAngel, we put your needs first. We can help you with flexible appointments, personalized and customized intervention plans all at the tip of your fingers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • If you think your sleep issues has turned into sleep disorder, it is best to contact a counselor/therapist who specializes in sleep disorders. However, if you think it is sleep disorder that you can overcome on your own, you can start with observing and understanding the pattern of your sleep. This should be followed with sticking to a sleep schedule. You can also improve you sleep patterns by having a track of what you eat and your lifestyle. Limiting the daytime snaps will also be of great help.
  • Sleep issues are not mental disorders, but sleep disorders and mental illnesses are closely related
  • Sleep disorder can be caused to due to a number of reasons. Some of them are allergies and respiratory issues, frequent urination, chronic pain due to fibromyalgia or arthritis etc and stress and anxiety.
  • You cannot take medication for sleep disorder without the consultation of a psychiatrist. It is unprofessional and ethically wrong for us to disclose any medication in this manner. You can consult with one of our professionals. Moreover, medication is only effective in the long term if coupled with effective psychotherapy.

Consulting a mental health expert can help you cope with insomnia or other sleep problems and improve the quality of your life.


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