What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a disorder where you find it difficult to get to sleep or staying asleep. Insomnia is often caused by stress and tension e.g. worrying about an upcoming interview. Once sleeping difficulties start they may continue for a long time after the stress or worries have passed. Bad sleeping habits often prolong the problem. Worrying about not being able to sleep can also exacerbate the problem, causing more sleepless nights.
What are symptoms of Insomnia?
Most adults need between seven and eight hours of sleep each night. If we don’t get a restful night, we can feel under-par and exhibit a number of sleep deprivation symptoms such as:
If you are troubled with sleeping difficulties, speak to one of our psychologists who can help you identify the underlying cause for your insomnia and recommend the most effective treatment.