Guest author Sarah Cummings, shares her insight on the causes and symptoms as well as her 5 tips on how to fall asleep when anxiety gets in the way. Continue reading “5 Tips to Stop Anxiety When Falling Asleep” »
When you find sleep difficult, whether trying to get there – or after waking during the night, it can cause havoc with your next day. I’ve written about this a number of times, here’s one popular example, but for those of you perhaps less inclined with previous posts, this week’s guest author, Sarah, might have just the thing! Continue reading “Can’t Sleep? Try Using Sound to Your Advantage!” »
Are you getting a regular, good night’s sleep?
Having spent almost two decades working 24/7 shifts, I understand only too well the impact this has on our health and relationships, and for our productivity in the workplace [Shift work and Sleep – via the Sleep Foundation]. I wrote about this subject a few years ago in my article, “Sleep … Ah, that’d be nice!”
Of all the psychological pain points people approach me with, monkey mind – or mind chatter is number one in the frequency tables.
With my strategy for busy minded people, these cognitions and subsequent behaviours can settle down to the previously held balance and harmony.
“If only I could get a full night of great quality sleep.” Something I hear from clients on a very regular basis. Sleeping disorders can affect as many as 7/10 adults, due, at least in part, to anxiety related thought patterns.
Sleep… ahh, that would be nice! A regular cause, or result of anxiety and depression; poor sleep affects us on so many levels. We know this, yet still many of us seem unable to achieve regular quality sleep that will find us waking refreshed and ready to enjoy the day.
We all experience low moods, this helps us differentiate between happy and contented emotional states and those days where we feel ‘less than’. Low moods can also be differentiated within themselves and your exposure to them. So how do you know if you’re depressed … and what might happen if you are? Continue reading “How do I know if I’m depressed?” »