SLEEP & ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Can You Relate?
I can fall asleep easily but wake up regularly through the night and find it hard to go back to sleep
My mind is racing when I go to bed but my body is tired, I can’t get to sleep – ‘tired but wired’
It is hard to make it through the day and I feel exhausted
I wake regularly around 3 or 4 am and can’t go back to sleep
I wake up feeling stressed and unrefreshed
I wait until I'm tired before going to bed which means I can't fit in 8 hours
I go to bed at different times and get up at different times
I stay up late because that's the only time I have to myself
I am drinking more as it helps me sleep and not think about things
I have had sleeping issues for more than 3 months and can’t understand why because the issue that started my sleep issues is gone
Sleep is important to your resilience, well-being, quality of life, and ability to perform. We spend a third of our time asleep or should be sleeping. Sleep is a biomarker that has a significant influence on health, reducing risk, illness and disease. Research has identified that mental health conditions are related to poor sleep. Also, that sleep deprivation plays a major role in the risk and development of various physical health conditions.
Sleep quality plays a significant protective factor and is essential for all treatments. Remember, prevention is better than cure. Your sleep management approach can be proactive and preventative; however, we often only manage it reactively. You don't need to wait until you have sleep issues reaching your tolerance point, and the impact of sleep deprivation is significant enough.
Energy management is also important. The other side of the coin to sleep is how you spend your energy throughout the day. Unknowingly you can be using up different types of energy that you could save for your sense of coping and resilience. Consequently, you'll have less need to manage your well-being reactively.
Identifying why you are having sleep issues
Understand why treatment changes depending on how long you have had sleep issues
Understanding the benefits of quality sleep on your mind & body health
Identify your biological sleep need
Managing a trauma response or nightmares
Developing a sleep toolkit to improve your sleep
Identifying how you use your energy
Ways to save and spend your energy so you have a reliable reserve (sense of resilience)