“My sleep is terrible. I toss and turn all night.”
“I am usually up until 3 or 4, just messing around on the Internet. I don’t even try to go to sleep anymore.”
“I go to sleep, but cannot fall asleep. It’s been like this for a few years.”
“I wake up way before my alarm goes off.”
“I am exhausted, tired, anxious, and irritable all the time.”
“I am a shift-worker and find that I can not regulate my sleep schedule – I end up not sleeping at all sometimes, between shifts.”
“I work graveyard shifts and find myself angry and irritable all the time.”
This is how people who struggle to fall asleep sound like.
The inability to sleep is called insomnia.
People with insomnia often go to doctors for prescriptions. However, medication does not solve the problem in the longer term.
Fortunately, there is an effective long-term solution with which a therapist can help you treat insomnia – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia or CBT-I.