Insomnia refers to an inability to achieve an adequate amount or quality of sleep. Insomnia affects many people and often in different ways.
For example, some people have difficulty falling asleep (onset insomnia) while others find themselves waking early and find it difficult to return back to sleep (early morning insomnia).
When we fail to get a good night’s sleep we can become more susceptible to erratic mood swings, irritability, prolonged tiredness and impaired concentration.
Insomnia often occurs when we are stressed about things in our personal lives. This is usually just a short-term problem that typically resolves itself within a few days.
However for some people insomnia can persist and develop into a more serious condition that negatively impacts an individual’s ability to enjoy a normal day-to-day quality of living.
When insomnia begins to affect your relationships, your workplace performance, or your general overall quality of life it’s important to seek help.
Treatment for Insomnia
Identifying, understanding and resolving the the underlying causes of insomnia are key steps in the process towards recovery from insomnia.
At People Psychology we understand the nature of insomnia and can help you to develop techniques for falling asleep and staying asleep.
We also explore and address the underlying issues that may be contributing to sleep disturbance, such as anxiety or depression.
To find out more about our approach to insomnia, call Life Resolutions on 03 9133 0996.
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.
This scheme provides considerable financial assistance to people living with mental heath problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental healthcare.
To access the Medicare Rebate, you need your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician to complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Treatment Plan before referring you to a psychologist.
You may be eligible to receive Medicare rebates immediately into your bank account when paying for your session by cash, credit card, EFTPOS or cheque at all People Psychology locations.