Many people have trouble falling asleep at some point in their lives. Sleep problems are often brought about because of illness, stress, travel or other temporary disruptions to one’s regular routine. However, a person may be dealing with a sleep disorder if sleep issues become regular and start to get in the way of daily life, and might require insomnia treatment in order to get better. Sleep disorders are more than simply feeling sleepy in the daytime, they can have a serious impact on a person’s physical and mental health.
Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Dawn is a riverside setting facilities perfect for therapeutic retreats where you can get away from your busy work life and focus on your mental wellness. We offer clients comfortable and luxurious accommodation with an excellent range of amenities in rural, peaceful environments. Our insomnia treatment programmes combines private counselling sessions as well as an array of holistic therapies that have been proven to combat sleep problems.
Sleep disorders are a condition that regularly impacts a person’s ability to get the sufficient amount of quality sleep that they need. Even though it is normal to have a problem with sleeping from time to time, it is not normal to frequently experience problems with being unable to fall asleep, waking up feeling tired or feeling sleepy throughout the day. Having difficulty sleeping on a regular basis can be very frustrating and draining. Those who are unable to sleep well at night end up feeling exhausted the next day, and quickly use up their energy as the day goes on.
Even though they are tired during the day, they are not able to sleep once it becomes time to go to bed, which creates a terrible cycle that impacts a person’s energy, mood, efficiency and ability to deal with stress. Overlooking sleep deprivation can impact one’s physical health, and cause memory problems, weight gain, impaired job performance, relationship issues and accidents. Sleep is vital in order to stay healthy, live your full potential and feel your best. Those who have dealt with sleep problems for some time may start to feel that it is normal, but insomnia treatment can help them get better sleep again.
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or get adequate rest at night. It is often a result of stress, medications, jet lag, health issues or even caffeine intake. Insomnia may also be caused by mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
Sleep apnea describes when a person’s breathing stops momentarily during sleep, which causes them to wake up often. People with sleep apnea may not recall waking up, but they will usually feel tired, depressed and irritable the next day, or notice a decline in their productivity levels.
RLS causes an uncontrollable urge to move one’s legs, or even arms, throughout the night. This urge happens when the person is lying down or resting and is often caused by discomfort, aches or tingling.
Narcolepsy defines uncontrollable and excessive sleepiness during the day. It is a result of a brain mechanism dysfunction that regulates sleeping and waking. Individuals with narcolepsy may experience ‘sleep attacks’ whilst working, talking, or driving.
Parasomnias are another form of sleep disorders that include night terrors, nightmares, sleep talking, sleepwalking, wetting the bed, teeth grinding and head banging.
Signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation can vary depending on the type of disorder and its severity. They can also differ when sleep disorders are caused by another condition. Generally speaking, symptoms of sleep disorders include:
Symptoms of narcolepsy can also include sleep paralysis, cataplexy, hallucinations and disturbed nocturnal sleep.
In many cases of sleep disorders, treatment involves treating underlying health problems or altering external factors. Lifestyle and behavioural changes have been found to improve the quality of sleep and other factors that are involved with sleep problems, without having to use medication and with results that last. Beneficial behavioural and cognitive treatments for insomnia include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and relaxation training, such as mindfulness and meditation.
CBT involves behavioural changes, such as adjusting the time you go to bed, and adds a cognitive element to change unhealthy fears and beliefs surrounding sleep and replace them with positive and rational thinking. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of CBT that also incorporates mindfulness techniques for even better results, and is ideal for insomnia treatment.
The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre offers private accommodation in world-class, riverside-setting facilities, which gives our clients an ideal sanctuary for learning and recovering. We also provide fun activities, complementary therapies and weekly outings in our programmes. The Dawn is equipped with a licensed team of professionals who are experienced in a variety of mental health disorders, such as sleep and mood disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and co-occuring disorders.