Sleep is of course fundamental to our very existence as living beings. Culturally here in the UK and in many other countries, people aren’t getting the right amount of sleep. Being stressed out, anxious and over worked are all major contributing factors. Insomnia is a sleep disorder which is recognised simply by an individual’s trouble sleeping. This can be characterised by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep as long as desired. Many people experience waking up in the middle of the night, usually between the hours of 2 and 4am.
The lack of quality sleep can put enormous strain on the body’s organs and functions. The body also craves carbohydrates and sugar more so on days when you’ve not had enough sleep, therefore stress, sleep and weight gain are all linked. You can simply tell if you’re not getting enough sleep if you feel tired on most days.
Some of us are morning people who rise early feeling more alert and get more tired as the day goes on. Whilst others are evening people who struggle in the morning and feel more alert as the day goes on. So, it’s important to become attuned to our body’s preferable patterns and to also deal with the stresses in our lives.
Through a combination of approaches and learning about how the brain works in relation to stress, anxiety, weight and sleep you will understand their links and begin to see the solutions for dealing with them in a fundamentally practical and easy way.
For many people accepting tiredness is just another part of daily life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Your body and your mind will feel much better and thank you greatly for reestablishing the importance of self-care and dealing with those issues inhibiting you from having a good nights sleep. As with all treatment approaches we do not delve into past experiences, stresses or traumas, as the engagement with them is not important in the making of the solutions.