Sleep is essential for us all; the brain cannot shut down and rest without it. We can all suffer from an occasional bad patch and this is harmless and usually rights itself. It’s only of concern if it’s been going on longer than a month.
Sleep problems can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating and poor general health due to a less effective immune system and a bad effect on metabolisms and hormones. Psychological changes are more common than physical problems and lack of sleep can contribute significantly to the development of serious mental health problems.
However, symptoms can be reversed when you make up the sleep loss. So if sleep problems are affecting you, it is time to seek treatment.
Our treatment approach for sleep disorders
Our approach to treating sleep disorders at Nightingale Hospital London combines individualised programmes with treatments based on current clinical evidence. There are two types of sleep disorder treatment available: talking therapies and medication. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can assist with changing unhelpful habits causing poor sleep. Psychotherapy and counselling, if your sleep problems are caused by depression, anxiety, other emotional problems, or if you are suffering from nightmares, could help you by talking to someone and understanding your sleep disorder stressors.
Medication can also be effective for sleep problems and sleep disorders if talking therapies are unsuccessful. It is recommended however that sleeping pills are not taken long term as they become less effective when taken every night and you may become dependent on them.
Sleep Disorder Treatment tailored to you
Treatment for sleep disorders can be as an outpatient, day patient or inpatient. We have the expertise to approach the support and treatment we offer you for your sleep problems in a personal and flexible way to benefit you the most in your recovery.
Through therapy and alternative approaches such as meditation, relaxation, sleep therapy and physical therapies we aim to give you knowledge and coping skills for dealing with your sleep problems effectively.
Sleep Disorder Specialists
Nightingale Hospital London has a number of Consultant Psychiatrists and Therapists that can help you through your sleep problems. It is vital you find a sleep disorder specialist that you can trust and work with on your recovery. If you cannot find the information you need on sleep disorder specialists and sleep disorder treatment programmes we would welcome your call so you feel secure in the decisions you make.
Please contact us confidentially on 020 7535 7700 24 hours a day.