Simi Valley CA Insomnia Counseling

Simi Valley, CA Therapy for Insomnia

If you are not getting the rest you need, you may be able to relate to George, Donna, or Alex…

George wakes up for the day after just a few hours of sleep—every night. He can fall asleep quickly, but staying asleep is a challenge. Sometimes after waking up, George can get out of bed, work for a few hours, and then fall asleep again for a few hours. But most nights, once he wakes up, he is awake until the next night.

Donna has difficulty falling asleep. She is tired after a long day, but at bedtime, her mind and body will not shut down. Donna has restless leg syndrome, and falling asleep can take her six or seven hours. Occasionally, she does not sleep.

Alex seemingly sleeps well every night, except that he wakes up drained every morning. Alex knows what it’s like to sleep and wake up rested. He is worried that something is wrong physically.

If George’s, Donna’s, or Alex’s story resonates, you may be one of many who struggle with insomnia. Many people live with these or similar sleep disruptions, but help is available. Insomnia therapy has helped many people find the rest they need.

Insomnia therapy is not a quick-fix or silver bullet, but therapists often seek out what may be causing the bout of insomnia and find specific sleep solutions that work for their clients.

The insomnia therapists at Simi Valley, CA have helped clients reclaim a good night’s rest. Our therapists are available with holistic care.

Insomnia: Its Symptoms and Causes

A host of unpleasant symptoms often come with insomnia. If you have ever lived with a sleep disturbance, you know that bad nights and difficult day can go hand-in-hand. People who live with a sleep disturbance may also live with …

  • Low attention span
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Irritability
  • Excess weight
  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss

What can bring about these difficult effects? The causes of insomnia vary from case to case.

Insomnia’s cause may be rooted in a person’s physical health. Daily habits, such as exercise and diet, can inhibit sleep. Other serious health challenges are also linked to insomnia. Asthma, hyperthyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer often result in sleep disruptions.

Insomnia’s cause may also be rooted in a person’s emotional health. Chronic stress, anxiety disorders, or depression can trigger insomnia. Unfortunately, insomnia can also worsen these emotional health problems.

Insomnia can be chronic and altar a person’s sleep for years or even decades. Insomnia can also be acute, happening for an intense but shorter time. Whether their clients have acute or chronic insomnia, the therapists at Simi Valley, CA want to help them reclaim a consistently restful night’s sleep.

Insomnia Therapy through Simi Valley, CA

Our therapists often teach their clients everyday habits that increase the likelihood of a good night’s sleep. Our professionals also explore whether a coexisting mental or physical health problem resulted in the sleep disruption or is co-occurring with the sleep disruption. With this thorough approach, many people have received the guidance they need to fight insomnia.

Everyday Habits

Choices people make throughout the day can make sleep at night more likely or can inhibit nighttime rest. Working together, our therapist help their clients examine their everyday habits and make any helpful adjustments.

Our therapists understand which everyday habits are most effective at bolstering healthy sleep and which may curb sleep. Our therapists may tailor everyday habits to work with their client’s lifestyle and that optimize their chances for better sleep.

Simi Valley, CA insomnia therapists may ask their clients to…

  1. Set a consistent bedtime.
  2. Wake up at a consistent time.
  3. Workout more or before a certain time in the day.
  4. Curb their alcohol and/or caffeine use.
  5. Use their bed only for sleep or sex.
  6. Adjust the light or temperature of their sleeping environment.
  7. Cultivate a daily medication or relaxation time.

Sometimes, people can feel out of control when they cannot fall asleep or wake in the middle of the night, and they are bombarded by stress and anxious thoughts. However, many clients feel empowered when they utilize these daily, proactive habits. These practical tips may help restore a feeling of control around sleep. Over time and with practice, people can begin to guide their minds toward relaxing thoughts that promote sleep.

Coexisting Mental and Physical Health Problems

Many people see some alleviation from insomnia as they adjust their daily habits, but many also need to identify their sleep disruption’s cause, especially if there is a co-occurring mental or physical health problem.

Coexisting health problems need treatment along with the insomnia. This holistic approach gives clients a better chance at restoring healthy sleep patterns for the long-term.
Our therapists want their clients to wake up refreshed after a good night’s sleep.

Insomnia Therapy Appointments Are Available

Sleep can revitalize people—mentally and physically. Simi Valley, CA’s insomnia therapy has helped many clients improve their opportunity to receive sleep’s revitalizing effects.

We have appointments for insomnia therapy available. We schedule after-hour and weekend appointments but do not keep a waitlist. Our office also accepts most insurance plans.

The insomnia therapist at Simi Valley, CA have the experience and expertise to help.