Many people suffer with sleep disorders and can’t get a good night’s sleep. They feel fatigued and drained during the day. Tossing and turning and lying awake in bed at odd hours, night after night, is a painful and lonely experience.
There are reasons in your life for this to be happening to you and it is helpful to address it now. It won’t miraculously go away. Your body and mind may be sending you messages about your high level of distress and unhappiness in life. Or, perhaps your drug or alcohol use is interfering with your ability to sleep. It’s also possible that your sleep disorder is a symptom of a physical medical disorder. Listen to it. Don’t try to shut it up or close it down.
Whether you suffer insomnia and struggle to fall asleep, are wakeful throughout the night on and off, or wake-up earlier than desired and can’t get back to sleep, these experiences are all emotionally and mentally painful and energetically draining. They also degrade your self-concept and self-esteem. And of course, you become easily annoyed and irritable, agitated and angry, which is destructive to your interpersonal relationships at home and work.
Sleep disturbances are not minor isolated events. It’s usually a symptom of underlying problems and distress. Or, it is perpetuated by how you manage the environment in which you sleep.
Psychotherapy for sleep disorders is quite effective and, unlike medicine, has no negative side effects. Many people can find relief from the painful cycle of disturbed sleep and simultaneously take care of other things in their life that are stressful. So, it’s a win-win situation.
Don’t tolerate this painful experience. Restore your energy and stamina. Lift your mood and attitude toward life. You owe it to yourself to deal with this now. Don’t wait. Find out why your sleep is interrupted and put an end to it.
Reach out and get help so you can sleep through the night and feel charged all day long.
If you are struggling with a sleep disorder,
Call Dr. Miller TODAY at 805-448-5053