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.
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.