Sleep Deprivation, Depression and Talking Therapies: Here to Help





New research has found that talking therapies can be extremely beneficial to people suffering from insomnia and depression.


Counselling and coaching to help someone who suffers from depression and insomnia can double the success rate to achieve full recovery.


New parents can suffer from sleep deprivation when they are looking after a small baby and it takes months to achieve regular sleeping patterns. Parents feel constantly fatigued and irritable which is not conducive to a harmonious family life.


Full-blown insomnia is defined as having at least a month of chronic sleep loss.


Through the help of talking therapies insomnia and depression sufferers can access an effective way to tackle their problems and express their concerns in a constructive way. A study from the American National Institute of Mental Health is under way evaluating the effects of talking therapies while a report from Ryerson University in Toronto found that 87% of insomnia patients achieved full recovery after four biweekly talk therapy sessions.


These are very encouraging results particularly because if insomnia patients also suffer from depression they see their depression symptoms improve through talking therapies after 8 weeks.


It is known among doctors that sleep problems and depression and other mood disorders are linked.


Cognitive behavioural therapy teaches people to stick to a regular wake-up time and going to bed routine. This is a structured way to approach sleep using therapy.


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