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My sleep is terrible. Is it time to seek help?

If you've landed on this blog post, chances are, you're having trouble sleeping, feeling weary and frustrated and are now ready to seek help. Don't worry, you're not alone. Approximately one in three adults experience difficulty sleeping, a situation the World Sleep Society refers to as a global epidemic. But how do you know if you’re ready to work with a sleep consultant near you?

Let's answer these questions to assist you on your sleep improvement journey.

Firstly, is now the time to get your sleep sorted?

The answer is yes if:

  • You're ready to take control of your sleep issues.

  • You're motivated to achieve great sleep naturally.

  • You're open to challenging your beliefs and behaviors about sleep.

  • You're eager to learn and try new strategies.

  • You understand that improving sleep is a non-linear process, and can handle a few setbacks along the journey.

  • You're past 'sleep hacks' and want a long-term solution.

  • You're committed, patient, and ready to improve your sleep for better health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

On the other hand, you might not be ready if:

  • You're seeking an instant fix for your sleep troubles.

  • You're not willing to put in the work and want a 'done for you' solution.

  • You're unable to make lifestyle changes at this time.

  • You expect the sleep improvement journey to be fast and flawless.

  • You're content with the status quo for a while longer.

Okay, I’m ready to get help for my sleep challenges. What do I do now?

Whether it's medication, sleep aids, or a glass of wine at night to take the edge off, none of these offer a long-term solution and they never address the underlying thoughts and behaviours leading to and prolonging insomnia-related sleep issues. However, our DIY six-week programme, sleep assessment, and sleep coaching programmes do offer long-term, sustainable solutions that work. So, which one is the best fit for you?

  1. ‘Sleep Easy’ Self-Help Book: This is a six-week sleep improvement programme backed by science. It's perfect for those wanting to tackle their sleep issues in a DIY fashion. It includes a Sleep Diary, questionnaire, and access to our Sleep Efficiency Calculator to monitor your improvements, alongside comprehensive sleep education, insights, guidance, and support. Find out more.

  2. Sleep Assessment: This is a one-on-one review of your sleep experiences that will help you understand what's going on and identify your next steps. It includes a comprehensive review of your sleep, a personalised action plan and support to help you take action towards better sleep. Find out more.

  3. Sleep Coaching: A personalised one-on-one sleep improvement programme with a qualified sleep coach for adults by your side. If you've completed the Sleep Assessment or been referred by your GP, you're ready for sleep coaching. You will be guided through your 4 or 6 week tailored programme, with support along the way to help you sleep better. Find out more.

Whether you need tailored coaching or just the insights and knowledge to manage your own programme, Sleep Haven has an option for everyone. For more in-depth information about our services, click here.

PS: We also offer sleep health workshops for teens, parents, sports teams, health and wellness organisations, businesses, and corporates. For more information, click here.

Remember, a journey to a good night's sleep starts with the first step - whether it's a sleep consultant, reading my self-help book, or undergoing CBT sleep therapy. With the right tools and support, overcoming insomnia and finding your insomnia cure is within reach.


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