Are You Having Trouble Sleeping?
Do you have problems sleeping that are starting to affect your day-to-day life?
- Are you falling asleep relatively well but tossing and turning so much that you wake up still feeling exhausted?
- Perhaps you lie awake anxiously staring at the ceiling, wishing you could close your eyes and wake up refreshed.
- Do you wake up too early (ie., 4am) and wake up feeling unrested?
- Or maybe you are so stressed out from work, relationships, or the expectations that you place on yourself that sleep feels like a luxury you can’t afford.
Not getting enough restful sleep can affect your mood, concentration, and your ability to perform at your highest level. Even the anticipation of not being able to rest can cause worry and dread, making falling asleep even harder. So you may feel more irritable, anxious, or depressed on a daily basis. As a result, you may be developing unhealthy coping mechanisms or taking medications to cope, which aren’t really solving your problem. Or you could be experiencing physical health problems, including headaches, digestive issues, chronic pain, or high-blood pressure that have given you a reason to reach out for help.
At Eddins Counseling, we know that sleep is an essential part of our overall well-being. And with our guidance and support, you can overcome stressors keeping you awake and get a restful night’s sleep that will restore your energy and ability to live the life you want.
If You’re Struggling With Insomnia, You’re Not Alone
Sleep issues are a common occurrence, especially if there is a lot of apprehension about a future event or stress in a person’s life. But when you constantly feel so wired and tired that you can’t even function well, you may be experiencing symptoms of insomnia.
According to the Cleveland Clinic*, 1 in 10 people report having chronic insomnia while approximately 50 percent of adults experience occasional insomnia. It can commonly occur alongside anxiety, depression, and PTSD with the potential to heighten the symptoms of each of these conditions. Anyone can experience insomnia, and it often encompasses more than just the difficulty of falling asleep. For instance, we live in such a highly stimulating, fast-paced culture that shutting down our thoughts at the end of the day can be nearly impossible. Our increased dependence upon technology, cell phones, and digital devices only furthers that cycle of over-stimulation and lack of sleep. Just worrying about getting a good night’s rest can further reinforce trouble falling asleep.
If disruptive sleep patterns continue over a long period of time, other health issues may start to arise. Your immune system could become weakened and your body may not be able to do the normal repair work it usually does during sleep. Fortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) at Eddins Counseling can help finally get a full night of sleep.
With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, You Can Experience Restful Sleep
It can be challenging to overcome insomnia without the right tools. You could be so used to the cycle of disruptive sleep that you find it hard to imagine a life where you wake up feeling refreshed each morning. However, working with a cognitive behavioral therapist who specializes in insomnia treatment could help you normalize your sleeping patterns in as little as 2 to 4 weeks. We’ll work to develop a strategy and plan—based on your unique situation—for increasing the overall health of your sleep
With CBT-I we can look at the thoughts, habits, and stressors that started impacting your sleep in the first place. During sessions, we’ll assess what kind of sleep disturbances you’re experiencing. Then, we’ll follow a structured program to help identify thoughts and behaviors that are perpetuating the problem and walk through specific strategies to overcome the underlying issues. We’ll make sure that we understand all the symptoms of your insomnia so we can get to the root of what’s causing it.
By doing a thorough assessment, we’ll ensure that your treatment plan is solution-oriented and specific to what you’re going through. You will have an active role throughout this process by keeping track of your sleep and experimenting with some solutions throughout the next 6 to 10 sessions. Our treatment method uses different strategies to quiet the overactive mind, manage worry, and increase your body’s natural ability to sleep soundly. We’ll find out what will empower you to break the cycle of poor sleep and start to reset your biological clock.
Insomnia is a common struggle, and our group practice recognizes that fact because many of us have been there before. Since 2009, we’ve been working with clients to help reduce their sleep problems and improve their overall quality of life. By taking the first step and reaching out for support, therapy can help you improve your energy levels, your sense of fulfillment, and your presence in life.
Maybe you’ve considering counseling for insomnia before, but you still have questions.
How do I know if therapy for insomnia will be worth the cost? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is recognized as the first line of treatment for insomnia. You may have already invested in medication or other alternative methods to combat insomnia and realized that they haven’t been effective or you’re concerned about dependence. Once you start to figure out a method that works for you, you won’t have to waste time or money on resources that are ineffective. We also offer a seven-week group program that’s a great place to start if you’re looking to reduce cost.
What if I don’t have time for therapy?
When you start seeing results and sleeping better, you’ll regain the time you’ve been losing to unhealthy sleeping patterns. Plus, we offer online therapy and sessions can be done from the convenience of your home or office, allowing you greater freedom, comfort, and flexibility in scheduling appointments.
What if I don’t have the energy to participate in therapy?
Insomnia may be the single biggest contributor to your exhaustion. Therapy can help you recoup that energy by finding a sleep program that works for you. Because our sleep therapy sessions can be done from home, you simply need access to a phone or computer. One of the obstacles to healing insomnia is certainly a lack of energy. But with our help, you can finally wake up feeling renewed, refreshed, and recharged.
Let Us Help You Enjoy A Restful Night’s Sleep
If you’re ready to start sleeping well again, we invite you to reach out to our client care coordinator in Houston, TX at 832-559-2622 or schedule an appointment directly with an insomnia therapist online.