Aren’t you feeling rested after waking up? or Can’t you sleep at night at all?
If the answer is yes, then you must be suffering from insomnia. Sometimes we all face the problem of occasional insomnia for a short period. But when this condition stays for a long period of time then you are suffering from serious insomnia and sleep orders which has an adverse effect on our emotions and lifestyle.
According to statistics, almost 30% of American adults are facing symptoms of insomnia. The US economy costs about $63 billion a year because of lost roductivity related to insomnia.
What Are Insomnia And Emotions?
There is an intricate relationship between insomnia and emotional health. Each of them can influence each other for worse and better. According to a research conducted by the Chief of the Neuromodulation and Sleep disorders, it was found that emotions and sleep are related through a bidirectional link. This bidirectional hypothesis has described that insomnia causes impaired concentration, reasoning, alertness, attention, and problem-solving. Insufficient sleep decreases a person’s efficiency and productivity during waking hours.
Another study by the American Psychological Association showed that there is a direct relationship between emotional empathy and quality of sleep. People who are experiencing obstructive sleep apnea, including disrupted sleep and insomnia are at the risk of psychiatric disorders and depression. The risk is dramatically elevated.
How Can Counselling Help in Insomnia And Emotions?
According to insomnia statistics, almost 10 million people in the USA take the help of sleep medications. If you are going through insomnia for a long period and desperate for sleep then it is not unusual to look for an over-the counter sleep aid or sleeping pills. But it is not the permanent solution to your sleep disorders. Medications may help you to sleep for a short time or for a few days. But it will never cure your underlying symptoms and problems of sleep disorders. Rather, in the long term, it will make your sleep problems even worse.
So, experts always recommend taking the help of counseling and sleep therapy for solving insomnia and emotional problems related to it Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation therapy, stimulus control therapy are considered standard treatments for sleep disorders or insomnia by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help to remove the negative emotions that come into your mind before sleeping which restrain you to fall asleep. This can help you by changing the ways of your emotional thinking and your behavior which will improve your sleep.
Hope this article helped you know how insomnia is harmful to you and your lifestyle. If you are suffering from regular sleep problems or chronic insomnia then it’s time to take some action. With our experienced counsellors in sleep medicine and psychiatry, we can solve your insomnia and emotional problems as soon as possible. Let’s get started on a treatment plan with Mclean Counseling Center today and get your sleep back on track!