Insomnia is known as a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling or staying asleep. It is a common problem that affects 33% of the world’s population. Even if you were not diagnosed with insomnia, you could still be suffering from chronic sleep problems. Lack of sleep is known to have a significant impact on physical and mental health. Those who have mental health disorders are also more likely to suffer from a sleep disorder. There are over 70 different types of sleep disorders in the world. Some of them include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Disordered breathing
According to Harvard Health Publishing, the overlap between sleep disorders and various psychological problems is so great that research has long suspected that both issues may have common biological roots.
What Are the Benefits of Sleep Management?
Those who do not get enough sleep are at risk for moodiness, fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, and a “fuzzy” mind. Serious health problems may also be a factor for those who are not sleeping enough. This includes various heart problems, high blood pressure, and diabetes. To function properly, adults should be getting anywhere from 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep keeps you more alert, reduces stress, depression, and inflammation. Through a combination of lifestyle and behavioral changes, this can be achieved. Some of these changes include:
- Reducing caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine: Caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine all contribute to sleeplessness. Initially, alcohol may depress the nervous system, and this causes tiredness, however, in a few hours, people wake up again. Nicotine and caffeine are stimulants that speed up the heart rate and thinking.
- Physical Activity: Regular cardio and weightlifting is not only good for you but keeps you asleep throughout the night.
- Relaxation Techniques: Practice relaxation techniques before bed, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. This can help relieve anxiety and racing thoughts.
- Cognitive-behavioral Therapy: Cognitive-behavioral techniques can help retrain your brain to stop attributing every personal problem during the day on lack of sleep or playing “the blame game.”
How Is Sleep Management Incorporated at Harmony Bay Wellness?
At Harmony Bay Wellness, our licensed therapists will work closely with you to come up with an individualized treatment plan to get you on track to better sleep. This includes learning techniques and lifestyle changes, along with psychotherapy treatments. To learn more about how sleep affects your mental health, reach out to a staff member at Harmony Bay Wellness today.
Other Therapeutic Services Available at Harmony Bay Wellness
Harmony Bay Wellness offers individualized mental health therapy in New Jersey that brings you back to your inner spirit, a healthier mindset, and physical wellness. Some of our treatment options include:
- Telehealth services
- Medication-assisted treatment
- NJ psychiatric evaluations
- Mental health therapy services for various conditions
Find out what sets Harmony Bay Wellness apart from other mental health facilities in South Jersey. Call Harmony Bay Wellness at 855.765.6399.