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, wellbeing, quality of life and ability to perform. We spend a third of our time asleep or should be sleeping. Sleep is a biomarker that proportionally has the most significant influence on health, reducing risk, illness and disease. Research has identified that there are no psychiatric conditions where sleep is normal. Also, the role of sleep deprivation in the risk and development of a variety of physical health conditions.   

 

Sleep should be seen as a protective factor and not just part of treatments. You don't need to wait until you have sleep issues. Remember prevention is better than cure. Your sleep management approach can be proactive and preventative, however, most often is only managed reactively. That is leaving sleep issues until they reach a tolerance point or the impact of sleep deprivation is significant enough.

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 be saving for your sense of coping and resilience during the day. Thus less need to manage your psychological wellbeing reactively.

SUPPORT AREAS

  • 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)