Insomnia simply means you regularly find it hard to fall asleep or to stay asleep. It has several patterns. You may have trouble getting to sleep initially. Or even if you can fall asleep, you might not be able to stay asleep for as long as you would like. Also you may wake up during the night and not be able to go back to sleep for a long time. Many people have two of the above problems, or even all three. Because of these, you might feel tired during the day. Most people have experienced insomnia symptoms at some time of their lives. At any given time around 10% of people have at least mild insomnia.
Insomnia has many causes which can include:
Chronic pain and other uncomfortable illnesses
Stress at work or in your personal life
A friend or loved one passing away
Anxiety and worrying, including worrying about not getting enough sleep
Another sleep problem ie: Sleep Apnoea
Sometimes there is no clear cause for insomnia, in which case it is called primary insomnia
How We Can Help?
The first place to begin would be to book for a consultation to discuss your sleep habits and history, from here we will consider if you would benefit from having a sleep study .This will monitor your sleep patterns to determine if there is an underlying sleep disorder.
A sleep plan will be designed for each individual to fit best with your lifestyle. Sleep education is implemented based on modern research.