Overcoming Sleep Issues with Your Psychologist

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Sleep problems can affect people of all ages, at any point in their life and they can be extremely disruptive.

When a person suffers from persistent sleep issues, whether insomnia, nightmares or night time waking, this can have a damaging effect on social relationships, mental health and work performance and can lead to severe health problems.

Sleep problems can occur because of underlying problems such as stress, depression or anxiety, or develop out of poor daytime or night-time routines.  With the help of our psychologists in Newcastle, you can get to the bottom of your sleep problem and get the help you need.

Why Therapy for Sleep Problems

When desperate for sleep, it can be tempting to reach for an over the counter sleep aid or prescribed medication, but these approaches won’t cure the problem in the long term.

By addressing the underlying problems, whether due to poor sleep habits or other reasons (such as stress, overthinking, or anxiety), our approach to therapy for sleep problems aims to reduce their frequency and teach individuals ways to adapt their habits for better sleep.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia is a specialist for of therapy for sleep issues, as it tackles both the practical aspects of what causes insomnia, nightmares and problems with waking up, as well as the unhealthy thought processes that can keep people from falling to sleep.

Types of Sleep Disorder

There are several different types of sleep disorder and even the same sleep problem can present itself differently for different people and have different causes.

Insomnia is one of the most common issues we see at our sleep clinic, and can cause trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep and restlessness as a result of hyper arousal, stress, anxiety or behavioural conditioning.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist) at Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling is one of the few psychologists in the UK who is trained to treat insomnia, nightmares, and difficulty with staying asleep.  He is also able to help with restless leg syndrome as well as sleep paralysis using a range of therapies.

Making an Appointment

Our Newcastle psychologists can conduct sleep issue consultations with individuals, couples and families, depending on the needs of the person. During the initial appointment, they will work to identify what the issue is, why it is occurring and put in place a plan to help you sleep better using an approach that is the most suitable for your problem.

Contact us today using the form below if you are having trouble with your sleep.

Dr Stuart Sadler (Chartered Psychologist)

Best wishes,

Dr Stuart Sadler

Lead Clinical Psychologist

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