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Sleeping in Green Sheets


Many adults suffer from lack of sleep that can lead to insomnia and it isn't until it becomes an ongoing issue that people seek help.  Information comes in advice from friends, Googling solutions, and trying different Apps that all claim to help you sleep.  

It is common to suffer from acute insomnia but this is generally short term and often related to anxiety around events such as grief, work related stress and travelling. A person suffering from chronic insomnia has a problem sleeping 3 nights or more a week for a period of over 3 months.

Sleep deprivation is responsible for:

  • Lack of concentration

  • Lack of memory consolidation

  • Increased blood pressure leading to cardiovascular ill health

  • Metabolic issues such as weight gain and type 2 diabetes

  • Reproductive issues due to lower production of testosterone in males and follicle stimulating hormone in females

  • Cell regeneration

  • Immune response

  • Increase risk of cancer development

  • Increase risk of depression and anxiety

  • Research has shown that loss of sleep has also been linked to Alzheimer's disease.

Unfortunately in today’s fast paced world, people are busy and often replace sleep opportunity with work or leisure activities which in turn impact their health.


The first line of treatment for many may be sleeping tablets once insomnia becomes an issue. Sleeping tablets only give temporary relief, can be addictive and will not cure insomnia.

Adult sleep therapy consists of cognitive behaviour for insomnia. This therapy takes 6 - 8 weeks; the sessions take place online, they consist of information gathering, sleep diaries and assessment of the type of insomnia being experienced. 

This is followed by education around sleep, sleep hygiene, sleep scheduling and stimulus control.  

Cognitive Behaviour for Insomnia therapy is the number one gold standard treatment for insomnia and is endorsed by the World Sleep Society.  It is the most effective way of helping a person with Insomnia recover and enjoy restful restorative sleep.

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