Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Bristol

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Chris James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
I'm a highly experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist providing evidence-based psychological interventions (including CBT) for a range of difficulties including insomnia, adult ADHD, anxiety, work-related stress and burnout, trauma, depression, OCD, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties.
Psychological support is about investing in you. Life can be chaotic, intense, confusing, and we can be left feeling disconnected from ourselves, our lives, and the people around us. Sometimes we just need some space to stop and think. Psychological support is also about developing a deeper understanding of yourself - who you are, what you need, what matters to you. For others, it's about building on existing skills - how to get more out of relationships, improving communication, being more assertive, boosting your sleep and performance, learning to be the best version of yourself.
029 2271 1631 View 029 2271 1631
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Dr Holly Milling: Sleep Specialist + Adult Adhd Assessments
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Sleep Clinic: I run a specialist adult sleep service (thesleeppractice.
Dr Holly Milling B.Sc., M.sc., DClin.Psy, PG.Dip. is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist, and Mindfulness teacher. She is a trusted and experienced Behavioural Sleep Medicine specialist with years of experience working with neurodiversity. You will receive compassionate & evidence-based treatment from Holly, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic). It's easy to get started; simply book a free 15 minute consultation where you can discuss your needs with Holly and get booked in for assessment and support.
Sleep Clinic: I run a specialist adult sleep service (thesleeppractice.
Dr Holly Milling B.Sc., M.sc., DClin.Psy, PG.Dip. is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural therapist, and Mindfulness teacher. She is a trusted and experienced Behavioural Sleep Medicine specialist with years of experience working with neurodiversity. You will receive compassionate & evidence-based treatment from Holly, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic). It's easy to get started; simply book a free 15 minute consultation where you can discuss your needs with Holly and get booked in for assessment and support.
020 4538 3439 View 020 4538 3439
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Daniel Fryer
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I use a highly effective form of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) known as rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) as well as clinical hypnotherapy (either separately or combined) to help you with a variety of issues including all forms of anxiety, as well as work stress, life stress, anger management, insomnia, IBS, confidence issues and more.
Hello there, I'm a mental health and wellbeing consultant and have been in practicefor nearly 20 years now. I've worked in a variety of settings, including private practice (in both London and Bristol), the NHS, occupational health, private healthcare and The Priory Hospital. I also develop workshops, webinars and live presentations and am the author of two pop psych self-help titles. I bring wit, wisdom and experience into the room. If you need help with your anxiety and stress, including work stress, life stress and burnout, if you want help with your confidence, or in overcoming a life challenge, I can help
I use a highly effective form of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) known as rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) as well as clinical hypnotherapy (either separately or combined) to help you with a variety of issues including all forms of anxiety, as well as work stress, life stress, anger management, insomnia, IBS, confidence issues and more.
Hello there, I'm a mental health and wellbeing consultant and have been in practicefor nearly 20 years now. I've worked in a variety of settings, including private practice (in both London and Bristol), the NHS, occupational health, private healthcare and The Priory Hospital. I also develop workshops, webinars and live presentations and am the author of two pop psych self-help titles. I bring wit, wisdom and experience into the room. If you need help with your anxiety and stress, including work stress, life stress and burnout, if you want help with your confidence, or in overcoming a life challenge, I can help
0117 325 6775 View 0117 325 6775
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Deborah Louise Creed
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
07576 088328 View 07576 088328
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Meirav Dagan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
0117 456 5103 View 0117 456 5103
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Dr Michelle Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS9
I also provide specialist support in relation to physical health issues such as stopping smoking, improving sleep, alcohol consumption, weight management, movement/physical exercise, lifestyle choices and habit change.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
I also provide specialist support in relation to physical health issues such as stopping smoking, improving sleep, alcohol consumption, weight management, movement/physical exercise, lifestyle choices and habit change.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
0117 463 0225 View 0117 463 0225
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Laura Evans
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
Hi, I’m Laura and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist and mental health nurse with around 15 years' experience in mental healthcare, CBT and counselling. I have worked within the NHS (including significant child & adolescent mental health (CAMHS) experience), university voluntary and private sectors. I support adults and children who may be struggling with: anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, social anxiety), depression and low mood, OCD, phobias, low self-esteem, perfectionism, body image difficulties and body dysmorphia, stress, panic disorder and panic attacks, trauma and sleep difficulties.
Hi, I’m Laura and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist and mental health nurse with around 15 years' experience in mental healthcare, CBT and counselling. I have worked within the NHS (including significant child & adolescent mental health (CAMHS) experience), university voluntary and private sectors. I support adults and children who may be struggling with: anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, social anxiety), depression and low mood, OCD, phobias, low self-esteem, perfectionism, body image difficulties and body dysmorphia, stress, panic disorder and panic attacks, trauma and sleep difficulties.
01275 402894 View 01275 402894
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Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Sleep better, make easier and better decisions and reach those personal goals.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
Sleep better, make easier and better decisions and reach those personal goals.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
0117 456 5132 View 0117 456 5132
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Hannah Lehrain
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Does depression or anxiety stop you from living the life you want? – As an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist I offer NICE recommended, evidenced-based treatments for Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (worry), Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self Esteem, OCD, Panic Attacks, Phobias, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Stress. I am also trained in IPT, a pragmatic and focused approach to treating depression, which focuses on resolving difficulties by helping patients to address interpersonal problems and relationship-based issues.
Does depression or anxiety stop you from living the life you want? – As an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist I offer NICE recommended, evidenced-based treatments for Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (worry), Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self Esteem, OCD, Panic Attacks, Phobias, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Stress. I am also trained in IPT, a pragmatic and focused approach to treating depression, which focuses on resolving difficulties by helping patients to address interpersonal problems and relationship-based issues.
0117 456 2877 View 0117 456 2877
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Gerard Richard Szary
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
The same arguments with your partner over the same stuff. Frustration and resentment because they do not accept what is important to you ,but ignore it and behave the same way. The atmosphere after an argument continues until you make it right .So stress is a regular feature of your life that affects health , sleep,emotional wellbeing ,sex and work,. Your worries and concerns are about the future. Dependents are also impacted by arguments and strained stmosphere. Your partner's absence is a relief. You think of separation, Can this relationship change to meet my needs and my dependenrs' needs? What's the future for us?
The same arguments with your partner over the same stuff. Frustration and resentment because they do not accept what is important to you ,but ignore it and behave the same way. The atmosphere after an argument continues until you make it right .So stress is a regular feature of your life that affects health , sleep,emotional wellbeing ,sex and work,. Your worries and concerns are about the future. Dependents are also impacted by arguments and strained stmosphere. Your partner's absence is a relief. You think of separation, Can this relationship change to meet my needs and my dependenrs' needs? What's the future for us?
01446 509864 View 01446 509864
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Flourishing Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
01454 802679 View 01454 802679
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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Thursday.
I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Thursday.
07815 563832 View 07815 563832
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Juliana Garcia
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Whatever issues you are facing right now, I offer a safe, confidential and judgement-free space in which we can reflect on them and, by better understanding your conflicts and experiences, grow in self-awareness. I believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship with my clients, so that we can work together towards effecting change and constructing meaningful relationships.
Whatever issues you are facing right now, I offer a safe, confidential and judgement-free space in which we can reflect on them and, by better understanding your conflicts and experiences, grow in self-awareness. I believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship with my clients, so that we can work together towards effecting change and constructing meaningful relationships.
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Dr Charlotte McEvoy
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Life can be stressful and full of uncertainty, so as a Counselling Psychologist I will use a variety of theories from my years of training and beyond to treat you as a whole person who is more than just their struggles, insecurities and pain. Therapy can help you deeply explore your past or give you tools to cope better in the present. It can allow someone else to understand you so that eventually you can understand yourself. I am a relatable and down to earth person and my aim is to make you feel safe, listened to, valued and understood so that you can build self-awareness, self-compassion and self-acceptance.
Life can be stressful and full of uncertainty, so as a Counselling Psychologist I will use a variety of theories from my years of training and beyond to treat you as a whole person who is more than just their struggles, insecurities and pain. Therapy can help you deeply explore your past or give you tools to cope better in the present. It can allow someone else to understand you so that eventually you can understand yourself. I am a relatable and down to earth person and my aim is to make you feel safe, listened to, valued and understood so that you can build self-awareness, self-compassion and self-acceptance.
0117 325 5825 View 0117 325 5825
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Dr Matt Sopp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
01276 535291 View 01276 535291
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Patrick Fountain
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Welcome to Repertoire Counselling. At a certain point life feels overwhelming, we struggle to carry and understand the weight of our feelings, leading us to feel lost, stuck, alone, anxious, angry and fighting through life all by ourselves. My journey to becoming a therapist emerged out of painful experiences, which I am grateful because I love helping my clients to navigate their way through all that life has to throw at them. Talking to someone outside of your situation, who is not a family member or a friend can help in gaining relief, self-understanding, self-acceptance and help to build resilience and envision a way forward.
Welcome to Repertoire Counselling. At a certain point life feels overwhelming, we struggle to carry and understand the weight of our feelings, leading us to feel lost, stuck, alone, anxious, angry and fighting through life all by ourselves. My journey to becoming a therapist emerged out of painful experiences, which I am grateful because I love helping my clients to navigate their way through all that life has to throw at them. Talking to someone outside of your situation, who is not a family member or a friend can help in gaining relief, self-understanding, self-acceptance and help to build resilience and envision a way forward.
0117 463 0074 View 0117 463 0074
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Cloud Nine Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS15
Your counselling journey will be a unique reflection of you and your needs. Counselling lends itself both to short-term work, for example, to help you identify current challenges and action changes and longer term work, if you wish perhaps to gain a better understanding of established behaviour patterns or how your childhood, relationships or past development can continue to impact you. Non judgemental support, connection and the ability to be truly heard can increasingly be missing in our lives and counselling can provide this. You may already know what brings you to counselling or you may discover this on your journey.
Your counselling journey will be a unique reflection of you and your needs. Counselling lends itself both to short-term work, for example, to help you identify current challenges and action changes and longer term work, if you wish perhaps to gain a better understanding of established behaviour patterns or how your childhood, relationships or past development can continue to impact you. Non judgemental support, connection and the ability to be truly heard can increasingly be missing in our lives and counselling can provide this. You may already know what brings you to counselling or you may discover this on your journey.
0117 463 4345 View 0117 463 4345
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Joe Gruenewald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi and Welcome. I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential. Therapy is an option you might like to consider if you are experiencing difficulties in your life. It can help you think and feel through difficult personal questions, take stock of your life and address the issues that are making life difficult. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of a problem is the first step on the road to making changes. Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, we will explore and discover, what might best assist you.
Hi and Welcome. I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential. Therapy is an option you might like to consider if you are experiencing difficulties in your life. It can help you think and feel through difficult personal questions, take stock of your life and address the issues that are making life difficult. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of a problem is the first step on the road to making changes. Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, we will explore and discover, what might best assist you.
020 4538 6382 View 020 4538 6382
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Miro Cansky
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Update: As of April 2024, I am OPEN to new enquiries. With over 20 years in practice, my main objective is for you to know that you are welcome exactly as you are. Whatever is on your mind can be explored in a non-critical and open way. I want you to know that you are safe in your counselling sessions. You can rest assured that it is okay to ‘blurt it all out’, because we will be able to make sense of things together. You can also take your time to think and be quiet as you gather your thoughts. There is no pressure to go into topics you don’t want to speak about. In short, you can come exactly as you are.
Update: As of April 2024, I am OPEN to new enquiries. With over 20 years in practice, my main objective is for you to know that you are welcome exactly as you are. Whatever is on your mind can be explored in a non-critical and open way. I want you to know that you are safe in your counselling sessions. You can rest assured that it is okay to ‘blurt it all out’, because we will be able to make sense of things together. You can also take your time to think and be quiet as you gather your thoughts. There is no pressure to go into topics you don’t want to speak about. In short, you can come exactly as you are.
0117 456 5396 View 0117 456 5396
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Sian Michelle Orpen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6  (Online Only)
I am an accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR therapist and qualified Mental Health Nurse. My passion is helping people overcome obstacles and become a healthier, happier version of themselves. I provide a relaxed, non-judgemental, and empathic atmosphere where we work together in collaboration to achieve your therapy goals. Addressing mental health concerns can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know where to start. Working together, I will help you to identify the cause of your problems and break these down into more manageable chunks. I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to start to make positive changes.
I am an accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR therapist and qualified Mental Health Nurse. My passion is helping people overcome obstacles and become a healthier, happier version of themselves. I provide a relaxed, non-judgemental, and empathic atmosphere where we work together in collaboration to achieve your therapy goals. Addressing mental health concerns can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know where to start. Working together, I will help you to identify the cause of your problems and break these down into more manageable chunks. I provide a safe, supportive environment for you to start to make positive changes.
01752 741272 View 01752 741272

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Sleep or Insomnia Counsellors

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.