Introduction to Sleep Issues
Are you struggling with sleep in NYC? Does your sleep suffer from different factors like work, stress, anxiety, social life, breathing issues, etc? Have you tried medications that don’t work or never worked for you? Don’t worry, there are various ways to solve your sleeping issues. You may notice that you are overthinking at night or waking up in the middle of the night. Do you consume medications, caffeine, or alcohol before bed? Do you wish your environmental factors like too much light or noise could change and become more relaxing. Our team of sleep expert therapists are here to help get to the bottom of your sleep issues in NYC!
Sleeping Issues Are a Common Experience
Various New Yorkers are just like you and have their own sleep issues. In a city like New York where everyone is always running around, it can be hard to relax and unwind properly. From your work life to your social life, getting the rest your body needs to maintain your mental health can be tricky to get. Many of your peers are probably experiencing the same sleeping difficulties you are going through. There are plenty of stressors that lead to bad nights of sleep. It is no surprise that getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge for many people. With the demands of work, family, and other responsibilities, it can be difficult to make time for rest and relaxation. This can lead to feelings of fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating during the day.
Treatment for Sleep Issues Can Help
At MindWell NYC, we offer CBT for sleep issues. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a non-medicated treatment aimed at reducing behavioral insomnia. We start by identifying the three Ps of insomnia: predisposing factors, precipitating factors, and perpetuating factors. By addressing the perpetuating factors, the things we do to try to help insomnia but actually make it worse – we can break the cycle of sleep problems. Our approach involves assessing all behaviors surrounding sleep that could be potential targets, then working collaboratively with you to establish sleep practices that encourage restful sleep. This includes identifying and addressing unhelpful cognitions about sleep, improving bedroom conditions, establishing a consistent sleep schedule, and improving sleep efficiency.
Sleep Issues Therapy
When you meet with one of our MindWell NYC therapists, we work with you to develop a sleep issue resolution plan that is tailored to your individual needs. We first assess all behaviors surrounding sleep that could be potential targets, then collaborate to set up sleep practices that encourage good sleep, such as attending to unhelpful cognitions about sleep, improving bedroom conditions, setting a consistent time in bed, decreasing time in bed for greater sleep efficiency, etc. For instance, you may have effective coping mechanisms or relaxation techniques that you already use. By combining these existing tools with new skills that you will learn in therapy, we can help you move towards a future that is full of sleep at night. Improvements made last far beyond the end of treatment, and you can become your own best sleep expert.