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Help for sleep disorders in Melbourne

The quality of sleep can be an indicator of general health, and prolonged sleeping difficulties may be a pointer to underlying general or mental health issues. 

Sound sleep is is not just important for physical and psychological health, it is also connected with a sense of emotional well-being.

Even minimal sleep loss can take a toll on energy and efficiency, and there is an abundance of research indicating that it can seriously impair performance behind the wheel and contribute to accidents.

It is not a good idea to ignore sleep problems. Over a prolonged period, these issues can lead to more serious psychological and physical problems. 

What are some of the signs of poor quality sleep?

Physical

  • Decreased energy levels
  • Reduce performance at work or school
  • Being told by other that ‘you look tired’
  • Requiring caffeinated beverages to keep you going

Emotional

  • Emotional imbalances
  • Irritability and frustration

Cognitive

  • Lack of motivation
  • Poor memory recall
  • Having difficulty concentrating or processing information

Strategies to manage sleeping problems

  • Maintain a healthy diet. 
  • Exercise regularly. 
  • Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature.
  • Go to bed and get up at the same time each day.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine consumption before bed.

When to seek professional assistance

Sleep difficulties can be treated and there are a number of effective treatments available. Psychologists at Psychology Melbourne use a combination of evidence-based approaches, and work with your GP who can prescribe medications, if required.

For more information or to make an appointment contact us on our Live Chat or phone (03) 9629 1001 or send us an email via our contact form.

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