Every night I dread going to sleep. I can predict another sleepless night that awaits me. I lay in bed watching shows on my tablet, hoping the sandman will come along and sprinkle magical sleep dust on my head. My sleep is restless. The cat jumps on my bed, there’s a noise outside a car screeching by and I’m awake. I am tired the entire next day. I’d love to go to the gym again, but I can’t because my body literally feels like it is still asleep. Coffee is my driving energy force throughout my day. Without it I feel lost and I’d rather stay in bed all day.
My life goals have drifted out of sight. Without sleep, I have an extra barrier to push through just to get through my day. I do not know how I will find the energy to go back to the gym. I’ve tried it all….the special teas, reading books, a new bed, and light stretching before bed. I’ve had this routine with sleep for years. I’ve read all the stuff online about sleep, but I am stuck and I do not know how to change. I really don’t want to go the route of addictive medications. I’m too the point I need outside help.
Insomnia and sleep difficulties can be a debilitating sleep disorder to live with. Symptoms can include:
- Difficulty falling and staying asleep at night
- Not feeling rested upon waking
- Feeling irritable, anxious, or depressed
- Difficulty with concentration, or focusing on tasks at hand
- Increased mistakes or accidents
- Daytime fatigue or tiredness
Getting quality sleep is essential to our lives and our health. Without proper sleep, it can affect our work performance, risk accidents, create health issues, and increase the likelihood for mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
My work with you will be to guide you towards the understanding of when and how sleep became an issue for you. Together we will identify short and manageable goals towards making changes to improving your sleep. Sometimes simple changes such as identifying your level of stress, or seeing changes in your life by developing a routine or schedule can make improvements towards sleep. My hope is to create an environment of understanding towards your relationship with sleep, creating a new language and routine with sleep, and overall improving your life when sleep is attainable.
I’d love the chance to work with you to gain better quality sleep and help you resolve your sleep quality.