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Sleep Disorders

In order for the human body and mind to operate at full capacity, everyone needs an equilibrium between diet, exercise and sleep. Sadly, the pace of modern life often makes this balance extremely difficult to maintain and it is often sleep that becomes neglected and affected as a result. There isn’t a single function of the human body that isn’t adversely affected by a lack of sleep – the importance of regular, consistent rest cannot be overstated, otherwise sleep disorders can be experienced.

How Common Are Sleeping Disorders?  

While those suffering from a sleep disorder may feel as if they’re the only one affected it is, in fact one of the most common conditions of its kind. In fact, estimates suggest that somewhere in the region of 6% of all adults are sleep deprived but accept this to be a normal part of life. In reality, it is anything but – sleeping problems can put an enormous strain on mental and physical health, ultimately affecting the way we live our lives socially, domestically and professionally. Our take on sleep disorders is one that acknowledges the importance of even the mildest and rarest of conditions.

Types of Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders present in dozens of different ways, though the most common examples of all include:

  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleepwalking
  • Bedwetting
  • Night Terrors
  • Parasomnia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Chronic Tiredness

Of all of the above, insomnia is by far the most common sleep disorder affecting UK adults today and is considerably more prevalent among females than males. An exact definition of what qualifies as a case of insomnia is difficult to define, as how much sleep any given person needs each night varies in accordance with a variety of factors. However, if you are under the impression that you rarely sleep as sufficiently as you feel you need to and suffer from daytime drowsiness on a regular basis, there’s a chance you may be suffering from insomnia.

Symptoms Of A Sleeping Disorder 

There are dozens of triggers both of a medical and environmental nature that can cause insomnia, though in most cases the primary symptoms will be similar, which may include:

  • Trouble Getting to Sleep – Difficulties in falling asleep can often trigger anxiety, which in turn makes restful sleep even harder to achieve.
  • Difficulty Staying Asleep – Another common symptom is that of waking up repeatedly throughout the night for any or no reason.
  • Waking Up Too Early
  • Lack of Daytime Concentration
  • Drowsiness During Daytime
  • Mood Swings

It will of course require a full assessment to pinpoint a genuine case of insomnia – the above symptoms however represent the most common indicators.

How To Treat A Sleeping Disorder

With the help of our private psychiatrist London, it is perfectly possible to restore restful sleep and get the course of normal life back on track. Treatment approaches will vary significantly in accordance with the unique nature of each case but, in most cases, will include cognitive behavioural therapy and relaxation exercises. To find out how we can help you, simply call us on 0207 118 0407 or request a callback. Someone from our dedicated team will then call you back to discuss your problems and schedule an appointment with our private psychiatrist, Jeremy Beider.

Case Study:

46-year-old jeweller Morris was used to functioning on little to no sleep after spending most of his life struggling to rest. However, he contacted us at his wife’s request and was astonished to find he was in fact suffering from advanced-level insomnia. With a little help from Psymplicity, it wasn’t long before Morris was resting more peacefully and consistently than he had in decades – he remains one of Psymplicity’s proudest success stories to date.

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