We can all suffer from insomnia. It’s no fun lying in bed awake, especially when you are stressed or on edge because of an important appointment or personal matter. Sometimes the lack of sleep can even affect our performance the following day.
Insomnia is not just trouble in getting to sleep. Have you ever found that there are times when you can fall asleep without difficulty, yet you wake up in the middle of the night with your mind racing? Worry releases stress related hormones and this can exacerbate the situation making it tough to get back to sleep.
The majority of us wake at times on the odd night, but soon fall back to sleep and waking up for brief moments can be quite natural. This is not an unusual experience and some might argue that it is nothing more than a side effect of modern life.
It is possible to become frustrated or even angry if you’re wide awake when it’s dark outside, particularly if you’ve been unable to sleep for a number of hours. Clock-watching, getting up and checking your phone can all add to the problem, leaving you tired and exhausted in the morning.
The good news is that with the right approach and mindset you can beat insomnia and use techniques that will help you have a good night’s sleep helping you bounce out of bed in the morning. CBT and mindfulness can help you develop new strategies that look at the reasons why you are not getting the right sleep to give you alternatives.
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