Do you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you have early morning awakenings or have restless sleep despite adequate opportunity to get a good night’s sleep? If so you may be suffering from insomnia.
The Insomnia Clinic
Therapy sessions are carried out on a one to one basis. Even though the CBT-I programme is very structured it is tailored towards the individual’s needs. A new sleep schedule is built around the persons own body clock. This is done by monitoring sleep schedules prior to sessions by means of actigraphy and sleep diaries which are kept throughout the programme.
We can all identify with the odd sleepless night particularly in times of stressful events. For most of us, our sleep will go back to normal when the stressor is no longer an issue. However, for some people, this is not the case and their sleep does not go back to a normal pattern. The longer this goes on the harder it is to break the cycle.
WHAT IS INSOMNIA
‘’I first heard Breege speak on a radio show & I got in touch with her. I had given up all hope of ever getting a normal night’s sleep. The course was tough on occasions but Breege explained everything so well so I understood why such changes were being made. I would highly recommend the course...’’
‘’I suffered from insomnia for over 10 years. I’ve tried sleeping tablets, over the counter remedies, everything, but nothing worked. I really wanted to come off the sleeping tablets so I spoke to my GP who recommended Breege. The sessions were informative and made me realise I was doing all the wrong things....."
‘’I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety for years. I attend counselling on a regular basis and have made great improvement over the years. However, my sleep was a constant battle. It felt like it was the missing piece to my recovery, if I could just get my sleep fixed, I’d be ok. My Gp referred...."
‘’My teenage son was an extremely bad sleep and always had been. He would be awake all night and unable to get out of bed in the morning. Because of this he was missing out on school. He was going into Leaving Cert year and I was extremely worried for him as his performance in school had dropped...."
Sarah (Mum to Glen)
Sleep deprication has adverse effects on health, wellbeing, and productivity in the workplace. When employees are tired at work, their mood, focus, and motivation are negatively affected. The economic burden of insufficient sleep is high, fatigued workers cost their employer money. In fact, a UK study has shown that insomnia is estimated to cost the UK economy 40 billion pounds per year in lost productivity.