Do you struggle to fall asleep when you go to bed, or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep?
Insomnia symptoms affect approximately 33% to 50% of the adult population at any time, with up to 15% of people developing chronic sleep problems. Despite it being the most common sleep disorder, few people seek professional help and it remains a largely under-treated problem.
Everyone has the occasional bad night, but when sleep problems become persistent, it can be very distressing. In particular, research has shown how insomnia can have a negative effect on work performance, personal relationships, mood and quality of life.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been shown to be a highly effective treatment for insomnia. It is recommended as the treatment of choice for chronic insomnia by the UK healthcare advisory body NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). One of the major benefits of CBT is that, unlike sleeping medication which only works as long as it is taken, this psychological treatment provides sustained long-term improvement in sleep, well beyond the completion of therapy.
If you are suffering from problems with sleeping and would like more information on how to get support, then I hope you find this website helpful.