What is it?

Sleep issues can include not being able to get to sleep, not sleeping enough, waking up in the night and sleeping too much. 

What does it feel like?

You may find that your thoughts race while you are trying to get to sleep, or that you don’t feel tired when you go to bed. Sleep is important in our functioning both physically and mentally and our concentration, ability to complete tasks and memory may all be impacted by sleep difficulties. Problems sleeping may also be linked to other difficulties such as depression, stress or anxiety. 

Potential therapy options

Usually the best treatment options for this difficulty are based around increasing your knowledge of the problem, having a better understanding of your thinking, and making some changes to your behaviour.  The evidence suggested cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is usually the most effective treatment.  We have a number of interventions that use CBT to help people overcome this problem including SilverCloud online CBT, the Stress and Mood Management course, and some of our one-to-one CBT-based interventions.

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