It’s 3:00 a.m. You’d like to be asleep. You want to be asleep. You need to be asleep. Instead, you are awake, making a to-do list for tomorrow or revisiting what happened yesterday or doing anything to pass the time until sunrise. You’ve tried a diet change, natural remedies, and even some medication, but the root problem has not changed. Your body and mind are not getting the restorative rest they need each night. Sound familiar?
A holistic approach to insomnia therapy has been shown to benefit those who suffer from insomnia. Thorough treatment gives practical steps people can take to optimize sleep as well as addresses any underlying emotional issues that may be causing the sleep disturbance.
Insomnia therapy in Pflugerville, TX has trained and experienced counselors who offer holistic care and are ready to help.
The Insomnia Problem
Insomnia can take many forms.
Some people cannot fall asleep, staying awake until early in the morning. Whether you fall asleep at 10:30 p.m. or 2:30 a.m., the alarm sounds at the same time every morning.
Some people cannot stay asleep. Though they might fall asleep easily, they wake too early. After just a few short hours of sleep, those who cannot stay asleep often wake in the middle of the night and cannot return to dreamland.
Some people seemingly sleep through the night, but they wake exhausted. Instead of refreshing their body and mind, sleep seemingly drains them of energy.
Insomnia has many negative effects in people’s lives. People who suffer from insomnia can experience…
- Low energy.
- Increased irritability.
- Decrease sex drive.
- Problems focusing.
Anyone who suffers from insomnia knows how these effects can make their daily life harder. Low productivity at work, strain on friends and family, and even depression can affect any person who suffers from insomnia.
Maybe you are like Kim who can fall asleep easily, but she wakes each day at midnight or one in the morning. Kim is a student and works full time. She knows what she wants to achieve and is willing to work hard to make it happen. Last year, she started having trouble sleeping well. What started out as a few difficult nights increased to waking early every night. Now, on a good night, she gets three hours of sleep—far from the eight hours she wants.
For Kim, studying for tests used to be easy, but now remembering important details seems impossible. She’s even forgetting tasks at work. Kim has tried home remedies, but nothing has brought sustainable sleep. Kim worries that this is her new normal.
Many people who suffer, as Kim does, keep their sleep disturbances to themselves. They have given up hope that relief could come.
However, the counselors at Pflugerville, TX have successfully treated many clients for insomnia and other sleep disorders.
How Can Insomnia Therapy at Pflugerville, TX Help?
Counselors at Pflugerville, TX take a holistic approach. We want to give you the practical tools you need to sleep better and help you work through anything that may be causing sleep disturbances. Insomnia counseling is not a quick fix, but it is a thorough approach that has helped many regain a good night’s sleep.
When you schedule an appointment for insomnia counseling at Pflugerville, TX, you are no longer alone in your battle against drowsiness and irritability. Our professionals take the time to get to know you. Because each case of insomnia is unique, we do not treat insomnia in general, but your specific sleep deprivation problems.
How do we go about it?
Our therapists take time to explore the beliefs and behaviors that may be affecting your sleep.
- Are there beliefs about or views on sleep that are making rest harder for you?
- Are there lifestyle habits that could be adjusted or changed?
- Is there a behavior pattern that could increase your chance of sleep?
- Could another health issue be causing or exacerbating the insomnia?
- Would meditation or relaxation techniques bring relief?
Our professionals are trained and experienced in guiding their clients toward overcoming beliefs or habits that are in the way of the rest they need. We go deep, looking at what may be causing the insomnia.
During insomnia counseling in Pflugerville, TX our therapists and clients may explore unaddressed stress and anxiety that may be disturbing your sleep. Our professionals know that addressing a symptom without addressing the cause might lead to recurrence. We help our clients examine life events and stressors that could be causing insomnia.
We also have helped clients make a sleep plan—practical steps they can take that may lead to a better night’s sleep. A sleep plan may include working with your counselor to…
- Set consistent bed times and wake times
- Restrict naps and time you are awake but in bed
- Examine caffeine and alcohol intake
- Assess your sleep environment
- Learn relaxation techniques
Would you like help making these life adjustments? Pflugerville, TX counselors have helped many of their clients make the changes they need for a better night’s sleep.
Pflugerville, TX has insomnia appointments available at hours that can fit your schedule. We do not keep a waitlist because we know you can’t wait much longer to start sleeping better. We also accept most insurance providers.
Living with insomnia is hard enough. Scheduling your first appointment with a trained therapist at Pflugerville, TX should be easy. Call today.