There's a close relationship between your sleep and mental health.
Living with mental health struggles can affect how well you sleep. And, in turn, poor sleep can have an impact on your mental health.
We all struggle to get a good night’s shut eye every now and then. But if sleep problems affect your day-to-day life, there are things you can do to help.
There are many reasons why you might not sleep well. These include:
While talking therapy cannot solve all of these issues, speaking to a therapist could help you with any feelings of worry, stress or panic that are consistently affecting your sleep.
Online therapy can help change how you think about things that make you stressed or worried.
It's also an effective treatment for mental health issues like depression or anxiety that may be the underlying cause of poor sleep.
At Livi, our therapists offer a form of talking therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT helps change how you think and behave by teaching you practical ways to improve your state of mind.
CBT therapists use evidence-based techniques to help you reframe negative thoughts which in turn improves your feelings and behaviour.
You’ll learn techniques and skills that are specific to your needs. Your therapist may ask you to keep a journal to reflect on what makes you feel stressed and why. Or they may teach you mindfulness and relaxation techniques. It all depends on what you need and what you’d like.
After discussing how you feel, your therapist will design a treatment plan to suit you.