Sleep or Insomnia Counselling in Glasgow

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Vicki Creanor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G44  (Online Only)
Before completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I completed a Masters in Psychological Therapy, focussing on treating adults with problems such as anxiety, depression & sleep disorders using a CBT framework.
Within my practice, it is imperative that all clients are aware that therapy is taken at their individual pace. Following a thorough assessment, I help clients understand their current difficulties by building a narrative of what past events have contributed to the current problem and what may be maintaining it. From this, we collaboratively create an individual treatment plan that targets the presenting problem/s using the most relevant therapeutic approach available.
Before completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, I completed a Masters in Psychological Therapy, focussing on treating adults with problems such as anxiety, depression & sleep disorders using a CBT framework.
Within my practice, it is imperative that all clients are aware that therapy is taken at their individual pace. Following a thorough assessment, I help clients understand their current difficulties by building a narrative of what past events have contributed to the current problem and what may be maintaining it. From this, we collaboratively create an individual treatment plan that targets the presenting problem/s using the most relevant therapeutic approach available.
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Sleep Therapy Scotland
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2
Do you have problems with... falling asleep, staying asleep or still feeling tired after a night's sleep? At Sleep Therapy Scotland work with a full range of sleep related problems such as Insomnia, as well as emotional and psychological difficulties which can often impact sleep - such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD
Do you have problems with... falling asleep, staying asleep or still feeling tired after a night's sleep? At Sleep Therapy Scotland work with a full range of sleep related problems such as Insomnia, as well as emotional and psychological difficulties which can often impact sleep - such as Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD
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Lisa Berry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
I am trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, am a Registered Member of the BACP, with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-i), and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
I am trained as a Person-Centred counsellor, am a Registered Member of the BACP, with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CBT for Insomnia (CBT-i), and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have over 9 years' experience in counselling adults and young people, in various settings including educational, EAP, third sector and private practice. I have worked with Employee Assistance Programmes for the last 6+ years, offering counselling and helpline support to employees of various organisations, including the Police and NHS. I previously worked for a charity supporting adult survivors of historical abuse, for which I underwent additional training. I have supported people experiencing various issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm, trauma, relationship issues, stress, bereavement, sleep and work-related issues.
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Let Me Sleep
PhD
Verified Verified
Glasgow G2  (Online Only)
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
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Leandra McCluskey
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G76
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed or want to work on something specific, I am trained and skilled to help with issues such as, anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationships, stress, worry, panic, phobia’s, OCD, abuse, trauma, bullying, family issues, social anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, loneliness, suicidal thoughts or sleep problems / insomnia.
Hello, I'm Leandra. You may be here because you are struggling and considering counselling. You might have had experiences which have left you feeling anxious, sad or frightened. These experiences may be impacting on different areas of your life, like work, relationship, social life, personal well-being, or self-esteem. I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and an Individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I can help you in coping with the problems and challenges life brings, so you can reach your full potential and overcome your difficulties.
Whether you are feeling overwhelmed or want to work on something specific, I am trained and skilled to help with issues such as, anxiety, depression, anger, loss, relationships, stress, worry, panic, phobia’s, OCD, abuse, trauma, bullying, family issues, social anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, loneliness, suicidal thoughts or sleep problems / insomnia.
Hello, I'm Leandra. You may be here because you are struggling and considering counselling. You might have had experiences which have left you feeling anxious, sad or frightened. These experiences may be impacting on different areas of your life, like work, relationship, social life, personal well-being, or self-esteem. I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and an Individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I can help you in coping with the problems and challenges life brings, so you can reach your full potential and overcome your difficulties.
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Gillian Wardhaugh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G1
Having worked as a CBT therapist for individuals affected by childhood sexual abuse, I am well equipped to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, sleep disturbances, phobias, health anxiety, panic, social anxiety, stress and many other issues.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
Having worked as a CBT therapist for individuals affected by childhood sexual abuse, I am well equipped to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement, sleep disturbances, phobias, health anxiety, panic, social anxiety, stress and many other issues.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
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Dr Cheryl Venart - Neurodivergent Specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
As a Health Psychologist, I can also help with; changing health-related behaviours, coping with transitions, sleep habits, weight management, managing health conditions, long covid and improving your physical health.
Looking to grow or develop? Perhaps you have autism and/or ADHD and are needing some support? As a Health Psychologist, I work holistically to consider your mental and physical health. Having lived experience of being a neurodivergent Psychologist, I am also uniquely skilled in supporting neurodivergent clients, life coaching (ADHD, sensory challenges and advocacy), self-esteem and moving into acceptance of self. I work with adults of all ages, and young people. I work with clients who may wish for positive coaching, support with sleep, a wide range of health conditions or are perhaps caring for someone.
As a Health Psychologist, I can also help with; changing health-related behaviours, coping with transitions, sleep habits, weight management, managing health conditions, long covid and improving your physical health.
Looking to grow or develop? Perhaps you have autism and/or ADHD and are needing some support? As a Health Psychologist, I work holistically to consider your mental and physical health. Having lived experience of being a neurodivergent Psychologist, I am also uniquely skilled in supporting neurodivergent clients, life coaching (ADHD, sensory challenges and advocacy), self-esteem and moving into acceptance of self. I work with adults of all ages, and young people. I work with clients who may wish for positive coaching, support with sleep, a wide range of health conditions or are perhaps caring for someone.
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Michelle O'Shea
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Not Verified Not Verified
Glasgow G51  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Michelle and I’m a Clinical Psychologist. I qualified in 2016 and have since worked with adults and older adults with a range of difficulties such a low mood, anxiety, stress, insomnia or struggling to cope with changes in their health. I have a particular interest in helping people adjust to changes in their own, or family members, physical health and managing the challenges that comes with this.
Hello, my name is Michelle and I’m a Clinical Psychologist. I qualified in 2016 and have since worked with adults and older adults with a range of difficulties such a low mood, anxiety, stress, insomnia or struggling to cope with changes in their health. I have a particular interest in helping people adjust to changes in their own, or family members, physical health and managing the challenges that comes with this.
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Fiona McCarthy Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
If you are having difficulty coping at present or experiencing problems with your mental health, it may be helpful for you to discuss these with a trained therapist. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and work towards goals for recovery within a safe and supportive environment. I am skilled in treating anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias as well as depression, low self esteem, stress and sleep disturbance.
If you are having difficulty coping at present or experiencing problems with your mental health, it may be helpful for you to discuss these with a trained therapist. I will work collaboratively with you to identify and work towards goals for recovery within a safe and supportive environment. I am skilled in treating anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias as well as depression, low self esteem, stress and sleep disturbance.
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Carla Canepa
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
People face several situations and problems throughout their lives that they cannot always solve without professional help. The first step is to recognise that we cannot face alone these issues that affects and alters our daily lives. If you are feeling anxious, sad, tired or depressed, you are suffering a loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy, you cannot control everyday situations or emotions, if you have trouble sleeping or sleep a lot or even if you are experiencing lack of appetite or overeat, get in touch.
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Lucy Lewis Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
I can help with a range of issues you may be struggling with including; eating, sleep, insomnia, trauma (including PTSD and C-PTSD) and depression. Whatever you are looking for, please get in touch and we can discuss goals together and what you are looking to get from therapy.
I can help with a range of issues you may be struggling with including; eating, sleep, insomnia, trauma (including PTSD and C-PTSD) and depression. Whatever you are looking for, please get in touch and we can discuss goals together and what you are looking to get from therapy.
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Dr Lindsey Jane Burns - Women's Health Neurodivergent Specialist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glasgow G3  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulties due to e.g. ADHD, or women’s health issues? As a Health Psychologist I work with individuals to support behaviour change and well-being in both personal and work lives. This includes issues relating to women’s health (e.g. menopause), neurodiversity in the workplace, the management of chronic health conditions, weight management, stress management and sleep. My background gives me a thorough understanding of the business environment and its potential issues. I use a cognitive behavioural, solutions focused approach and can help you identify clear goals and make positive changes in your life.
Are you experiencing difficulties due to e.g. ADHD, or women’s health issues? As a Health Psychologist I work with individuals to support behaviour change and well-being in both personal and work lives. This includes issues relating to women’s health (e.g. menopause), neurodiversity in the workplace, the management of chronic health conditions, weight management, stress management and sleep. My background gives me a thorough understanding of the business environment and its potential issues. I use a cognitive behavioural, solutions focused approach and can help you identify clear goals and make positive changes in your life.
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Dr Hannah Ranaldi - Health Specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Others come to me due to changes in their sleep or activity levels, or with low self esteem, chronic stress, and loss of identity.
Are you looking to adapt, cope, and manage changes in your health and wellbeing? As a Health Psychologist, I specialise in working with women’s health (e.g., menopause and menstrual conditions), stress and burnout, chronic pain, and managing long-term conditions (e.g., heart conditions, diabetes, chronic fatigue, long Covid, and gut health). Psychological approaches can help manage and reduce symptom severity and help improve overall quality of life, so that you feel less restricted by your health and able to start living a rich and meaningful life. My clients often arrive feeling stuck, or depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed.
Others come to me due to changes in their sleep or activity levels, or with low self esteem, chronic stress, and loss of identity.
Are you looking to adapt, cope, and manage changes in your health and wellbeing? As a Health Psychologist, I specialise in working with women’s health (e.g., menopause and menstrual conditions), stress and burnout, chronic pain, and managing long-term conditions (e.g., heart conditions, diabetes, chronic fatigue, long Covid, and gut health). Psychological approaches can help manage and reduce symptom severity and help improve overall quality of life, so that you feel less restricted by your health and able to start living a rich and meaningful life. My clients often arrive feeling stuck, or depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed.
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Photo of Dr Nadia Balmain, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
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.
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Photo of Cindy Knapton CBT, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Cindy Knapton CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is overwhelming and we don't have all the answers. Stressful events can cause negative thoughts and anxiety which keep you on edge and impact sleep. To cope, you may try really hard to fix things, please others, or avoid activities and settings you previously enjoyed, as it all seems too much. This keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle, which is just exhausting. The good news is that CBT can help. By understanding your experience, you can learn achievable coping strategies that work for you. This means you can feel more in control, manage difficult emotions and get back to being you.
Sometimes life is overwhelming and we don't have all the answers. Stressful events can cause negative thoughts and anxiety which keep you on edge and impact sleep. To cope, you may try really hard to fix things, please others, or avoid activities and settings you previously enjoyed, as it all seems too much. This keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle, which is just exhausting. The good news is that CBT can help. By understanding your experience, you can learn achievable coping strategies that work for you. This means you can feel more in control, manage difficult emotions and get back to being you.
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Photo of Tania Casella This Can Heal Too, Psychologist in Glasgow, Scotland
Tania Casella This Can Heal Too
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glasgow G74
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
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Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1  (Online Only)
​I'm your mojo-returner! I'm an EMCC Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, Accredited Coach Supervisor, and BACP Accredited Therapist, with over a decade, and thousands of hours of experience, in supporting extraordinary people, just like you, to make significant changes in their lives. Ready to crush your goals? DM me for transformative coaching and therapeutic consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and senior executives. More than just coaching, this flexes and shifts with YOUR needs.
​I'm your mojo-returner! I'm an EMCC Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, Accredited Coach Supervisor, and BACP Accredited Therapist, with over a decade, and thousands of hours of experience, in supporting extraordinary people, just like you, to make significant changes in their lives. Ready to crush your goals? DM me for transformative coaching and therapeutic consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and senior executives. More than just coaching, this flexes and shifts with YOUR needs.
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Photo of Geraldine Mynors, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Geraldine Mynors
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with with anxiety, depression, uncertainty about which way to turn, and even despair? Perhaps you find yourself stuck in the same life patterns over and over and wonder where these come from. Maybe you feel your life is at a crossroads and you need a helping hand to make sense of your options. Are you looking for a therapist who has lots of different approaches and tools in her toolbox and a lot of life experience, and who will really listen to you and work with you to help you improve your experience of life?
Are you struggling with with anxiety, depression, uncertainty about which way to turn, and even despair? Perhaps you find yourself stuck in the same life patterns over and over and wonder where these come from. Maybe you feel your life is at a crossroads and you need a helping hand to make sense of your options. Are you looking for a therapist who has lots of different approaches and tools in her toolbox and a lot of life experience, and who will really listen to you and work with you to help you improve your experience of life?
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Photo of Katie Hinshaw, Psychotherapist in Glasgow, Scotland
Katie Hinshaw
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G71  (Online Only)
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
At Clearpath Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer 1-1 Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults (16+) where we will work together at your pace.  My role is not to tell you how to live your life, but to help you find a way forward and heal from your personal experiences. With my support as a Psychotherapist with a background in Psychology, you can learn more about yourself and grow from your experiences by gaining a deeper understanding of how to live life to your full potential. I am fully qualified in Person-Centred Counselling with experience working with clients from all walks of life and their personal difficulties.
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Barbara McGinley
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G3
Deciding to seek support from a counsellor is a significant step in self-care. Yes, it can be intimadating and daunting, but when you are overwhelmed with the burdens life puts on you, a helping hand to navigate your way to solutions can make all the difference. I am here to support you as work your way through your issues and challenges. I offer a kind, safe place for you to share and explore your issues. I will listen without judgment, with openness, and with empathy. Together we will explore your options and resource from your own inner strengths, discover new ways of coping and restore you to your best self.
Deciding to seek support from a counsellor is a significant step in self-care. Yes, it can be intimadating and daunting, but when you are overwhelmed with the burdens life puts on you, a helping hand to navigate your way to solutions can make all the difference. I am here to support you as work your way through your issues and challenges. I offer a kind, safe place for you to share and explore your issues. I will listen without judgment, with openness, and with empathy. Together we will explore your options and resource from your own inner strengths, discover new ways of coping and restore you to your best self.
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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.