Sleep and mental health go hand in hand. Rarely do you have good sleep if your mental isn’t good and vice versa. Often one sign of depression is excessive sleeping. If you are anxious, you may not be able to sleep. Not sleeping is just one definition of insomnia. If you don’t get enough sleep, you could end up depressed or anxious about not getting sleep. It’s a vicious cycle seen in local adult counseling centers all the time.
Signs and Symptoms
When you hear the word “insomnia,” you probably think of it as being awake all night unable to sleep. Some symptoms associated with insomnia are outlined below.
- Sleepiness during the day
- Trouble with concentration, focusing, or remembering
- Making errors or having accidents more frequently
- Awaking during the night
- Waking up too early
- Easily irritated, anxious, or depressed
- Not feeling rested in the morning
- Difficulty falling asleep
Any one of these symptoms could point to an issue with insomnia.
How Therapy Can Help Your Insomnia
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common approach when working with insomnia. The key is identifying the rooft of why you aren’t sleeping. Keeping a diary is a great benefit to both you and your counselor in this process. As you recount your activities day by day, the sources of disruption reveal themselves. Once you know what the culprit is, you can move on to a strategy in managing that circumstance or that behavior which will in turn result in better sleep and improved mental health overall.
Garrett Counseling – Your Local Adult Counseling Center
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, or insomnia, contact Garrett Counseling today! Our depression counseling experts can help get you the sleep you need to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Call us today (256) 239-5662 to speak with one of our professional team members, or click here to contact us online.