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Sleep Disorders

Sleep is something we all take for granted until we have a problem with it.


Any emotional symptoms are made worse with poor sleep. Lack of sleep can affect our concentration and make us feel more irritable.


Sleep problems can affect all age groups. Sleep is essential to our physical and emotional health.


   Sleep disorders include:

  • Narcolepsy

  • Need for sleep can occur anywhere and at anytime and is usually triggered by an emotional arousal eg. laughing, crying, anger.

  • Night terrors

  • These are differant to nightmares and are mostly experienced by children.

  • Sleepwalking

  • Adults can be affected when under stress. It occurs more frequently in children. They usually grow out of it by puberty.

  • Insomnia

  • Worrying unduly at night can affect our sleep, learning coping strategies alongside relaxation methods can help .

  • Nightmares

  • These are anxiety dreams which occur during rapid eye movement sleep.