Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Smethwick

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Lydia Ewins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
From time to time we can experience personal difficulties, crises, relationship and work-related problems that leave us finding it hard to cope, understand things and make decisions. I aim to help you to gain perspective about the issues troubling you; explore the causes of your problems and consider what might be stopping you from reaching your potential.
From time to time we can experience personal difficulties, crises, relationship and work-related problems that leave us finding it hard to cope, understand things and make decisions. I aim to help you to gain perspective about the issues troubling you; explore the causes of your problems and consider what might be stopping you from reaching your potential.
0121 726 1181 View 0121 726 1181
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
0121 285 7990 View 0121 285 7990
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MindCalm Ltd
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
0121 817 7969 View 0121 817 7969
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Eloise Jenkins
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
0121 752 9141 View 0121 752 9141
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Daniel Bains
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smethwick B66
We all deserve to be truly heard, seen and accepted for who we are. Without judgement, I’m here to support you through the process of therapy. Initially, we’ll work to unpack what has brought you here today. Whether that be feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, feeling stuck in depression or learning to process difficult past experiences. It can be hard to manage these feelings alone. I’m here, to walk alongside you. To sit with you in the difficult moments. To support you in finding a way forward. To help you live a life that feels true to yourself.
We all deserve to be truly heard, seen and accepted for who we are. Without judgement, I’m here to support you through the process of therapy. Initially, we’ll work to unpack what has brought you here today. Whether that be feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, feeling stuck in depression or learning to process difficult past experiences. It can be hard to manage these feelings alone. I’m here, to walk alongside you. To sit with you in the difficult moments. To support you in finding a way forward. To help you live a life that feels true to yourself.
0121 285 4116 View 0121 285 4116
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Cheryl Livesey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
07906 985823 View 07906 985823

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Dr Holly Milling: Sleep Specialist + Adult Adhd Assessments
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (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. Holly also works for the NHS training and supervising clinicians. Whether you are looking for support with your sleep health or to explore possible ADHD, you will receive compassionate & evidence-based assessment and treatment, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic).
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. Holly also works for the NHS training and supervising clinicians. Whether you are looking for support with your sleep health or to explore possible ADHD, you will receive compassionate & evidence-based assessment and treatment, all from the comfort of your own home or office (via our online clinic).
020 4538 3439 View 020 4538 3439
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Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
These symptoms could be flashbacks, disturbed sleep, anxiety, panic attacks and low mood amongst other symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
These symptoms could be flashbacks, disturbed sleep, anxiety, panic attacks and low mood amongst other symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
01244 735026 View 01244 735026
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Kat Wawer
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
0121 752 9081 View 0121 752 9081
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Celia Frances Moore
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
I manage many young people,adults aged 18 and over (nhs & privately)affected by anxiety,low mood,depression,insomnia,panic attacks,stress and body shy.
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and Counselling.
I manage many young people,adults aged 18 and over (nhs & privately)affected by anxiety,low mood,depression,insomnia,panic attacks,stress and body shy.
If you are looking on this website you are more than likely wanting to engage with therapy.If you are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety,low mood,depression,panic type episodes or other, this will be impacting on your daily living in many ways such as social interactions,focus and concentration on your work,your sleep pattern.Motivation to even get up and start the day can be difficult.Exploring these negative thoughts and moving them into a more positive outlook is key and finding the right tools to help with this, essential to success.This can be found with CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and Counselling.
07971 589377 View 07971 589377
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Adriana Pavelescu
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I'm a Clinical Psychologist(HCPC Registered) &hypnotherapist, owner of Psychotherapy&Hypnotherapy. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of distressing feelings, including childhood trauma, anxiety disorder, panic attack, depression, stress, anger, confidence building, self esteem, phobia's, insomnia. I also offer CBT treatment session for RTA accident and Psychological Medical Report For Court. I use modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy
I'm a Clinical Psychologist(HCPC Registered) &hypnotherapist, owner of Psychotherapy&Hypnotherapy. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of distressing feelings, including childhood trauma, anxiety disorder, panic attack, depression, stress, anger, confidence building, self esteem, phobia's, insomnia. I also offer CBT treatment session for RTA accident and Psychological Medical Report For Court. I use modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy
01788 229228 View 01788 229228
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Plug-in Therapy - Rajie Sokhi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
0121 726 1287 View 0121 726 1287
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The Growth & Guidance Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
0121 285 3639 View 0121 285 3639
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Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
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Neha Chahal
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Have you been having a harder time lately? Are you experiencing a new life transition where you’re not as happy as you had hoped? Or possibly you are looking to make a change in your relationships, work, or daily routine but you’re feeling stuck and unmotivated. Regardless of the specific challenge that has brought you to start therapy, you do not have to go through this journey alone. Therapy can help you accomplish your goals in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental.
Have you been having a harder time lately? Are you experiencing a new life transition where you’re not as happy as you had hoped? Or possibly you are looking to make a change in your relationships, work, or daily routine but you’re feeling stuck and unmotivated. Regardless of the specific challenge that has brought you to start therapy, you do not have to go through this journey alone. Therapy can help you accomplish your goals in an environment that is safe and non-judgmental.
01743 298369 View 01743 298369
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Therapy Online | Counselling with Deborah Finn
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Talking to someone who will really listen and understand can bring a surprising level of relief. Keeping everything inside your head is so hard, and talking to someone who gets it can help you see there are other ways forward. I like working with people who struggle with anxiety, self-criticism and regret, low mood, social difficulties, volatile emotions, anger and resentment. It is exhausting dealing with difficult emotions every day. Before getting to a therapist, most people have tried a lot of self-help and often made some progress, but sometimes you feel stuck with the same problems cropping up. It really does help to talk.
Talking to someone who will really listen and understand can bring a surprising level of relief. Keeping everything inside your head is so hard, and talking to someone who gets it can help you see there are other ways forward. I like working with people who struggle with anxiety, self-criticism and regret, low mood, social difficulties, volatile emotions, anger and resentment. It is exhausting dealing with difficult emotions every day. Before getting to a therapist, most people have tried a lot of self-help and often made some progress, but sometimes you feel stuck with the same problems cropping up. It really does help to talk.
01407 888498 View 01407 888498
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sctherapyandwellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18  (Online Only)
Hi I am Sheena. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer various therapeutic approaches to support you with the difficulties that you may be experiencing. The therapeutic approaches that I offer are short and long-term Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing). I have Accredited status with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
Hi I am Sheena. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer various therapeutic approaches to support you with the difficulties that you may be experiencing. The therapeutic approaches that I offer are short and long-term Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing). I have Accredited status with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
0121 817 7525 View 0121 817 7525
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Dr Kate Eden (Bsc Phd Dclinpsy)
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a Clinical Psychologist who draws on many modalities within my therapeutic work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Compassion Focussed therapy. Although the therapeutic approach is important, I passionately believe that the key to therapy success is building a strong and trusting relationship between the therapist and client. My aim is to provide you with a friendly, compassionate and judgement free space, where you can feel safe to explore any challenges you are facing.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a Clinical Psychologist who draws on many modalities within my therapeutic work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Compassion Focussed therapy. Although the therapeutic approach is important, I passionately believe that the key to therapy success is building a strong and trusting relationship between the therapist and client. My aim is to provide you with a friendly, compassionate and judgement free space, where you can feel safe to explore any challenges you are facing.
01275 402868 View 01275 402868
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Mihaela Rosca
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Mihaela, a registered integrative counsellor and coach specialising in working with loss and grief, life transitions and relationships, and working also with other presentations such as anxiety and depression. Clients who have worked with me say that I have helped them develop a greater sense of self-awareness, self-worth, empathy for themselves and others, and a greater ability to navigate life's ebbs and flows. Working with me, you can expect to deepen your understanding of yourself, the unique resources and skills you possess, how these might support you and what else you need in order to get where you want to go.
Hello! I am Mihaela, a registered integrative counsellor and coach specialising in working with loss and grief, life transitions and relationships, and working also with other presentations such as anxiety and depression. Clients who have worked with me say that I have helped them develop a greater sense of self-awareness, self-worth, empathy for themselves and others, and a greater ability to navigate life's ebbs and flows. Working with me, you can expect to deepen your understanding of yourself, the unique resources and skills you possess, how these might support you and what else you need in order to get where you want to go.
020 4538 0536 View 020 4538 0536
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Crystal Morrison
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oldbury B68
I am a dual qualified BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered Social Worker. I use evidence-based psychological approaches to support adults to learn simple, practical, and effective techniques to help them cope better and keep moving forwards. My methods are based on deep pool of scientific research into behavioural, cognitive, emotional, neurobiological, and evolutionary principles. I am also qualified as an EMDR Therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
I am a dual qualified BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and registered Social Worker. I use evidence-based psychological approaches to support adults to learn simple, practical, and effective techniques to help them cope better and keep moving forwards. My methods are based on deep pool of scientific research into behavioural, cognitive, emotional, neurobiological, and evolutionary principles. I am also qualified as an EMDR Therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories.
0121 661 2913 View 0121 661 2913

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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.