Did you know that a third of people have expressed having experienced having insomnia or trouble sleeping to their doctor?
Anywhere between 10-40% of adults have trouble sleeping for at least a short period of time, and 10-15% of people with sleep trouble meet the criteria for what would be considered chronic or severe insomnia.
As a society, we’re sleep-deprived, and trouble falling asleep can make the problem worse, impacting on day to day life and your ability to function at work, at home and cause problems such as depression, anxiety and make it feel harder to cope.
Furthermore, lack of sleep is strongly linked with poor memory, stress, and low mood. Therefore, it’s important to seek specific help to improve your sleep if you haven’t been able to fix whatever is causing your sleep problems (whether insomnia, nightmares or repeated or early waking) on your own.
What is the problem?
Some of the main issues people experience at night are an inability to fall asleep, waking up from nightmares, waking up too early and being unable to fall back asleep, and poor-quality sleep.
All of these problems may stem from the same or entirely different sources of stress, poor sleep hygiene, and problems like anxiety and depression. For some people, this can be linked to a “racing mind” which causes people to have trouble sleeping.
For others, it can also be physical tension or a problematic sleep-wake cycle.
Dr. Stuart Sadler (Clinical Psychologist) can help you to discover what is likely causing your sleep problems and then provide techniques from a range of insomnia therapies, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), to improve the quality of your sleep and help you function better at home, at work or at university.
How will we help you overcome your sleep trouble?
Our sleep specialist in Newcastle will help you understand, manage, and overcome your sleep problem, whether due to insomnia, nightmares, repeated or early waking, using a variety of techniques tailored to you depending on the cause of your problem.
Dr. Sadler offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) as well as Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a newer form of CBT to treat what might be causing your insomnia or associated difficulties.
As a qualified and experienced psychologist, he is also able to help with problems that might be causing or being affected by your insomnia such as depression, anxiety, anger, or other difficulties.
When can I start?
Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling offers appointments via Skype, Zoom, Facetime, and WhatsApp Video to ensure you’re able to continue your therapy even while away or while unable to attend the clinic.
Ensure you begin treatment at our sleep clinic in Newcastle to turn over a new leaf and sleep better. Contact us on 07966645198 or complete our form below to see how we can help.
Dr Stuart Sadler
Lead Clinical Psychologist