Sleep problems (insomnia, broken sleep, early morning awakening) are highly prevalent amongst adolescents and adults. Adults now average six hours sleep a night, which contributes to suboptimal cognitive performance during the day, as well as fatigue, irritability, caffeine dependence and increased risk of suffering from anxiety and mood disorders. Sleep is a critical physiological process that maintains the integrity of our cells and body systems. Optimal sleep contributes significantly to optimal levels of health and vitality. Chronic poor sleep will eventually begin to impact mental health due to its effect of increasing inflammation in the body. Inflammation, in turn, leads to reduced neurotransmitter production and an impaired immune response.
At Vital Mind Psychology, we have specialised skills in the treatment of sleep problems using psychological, lifestyle as well as nutritional approaches.