Sleep disorders and sleep therapy
Sleep disorders are characterised by a frequent inability to achieve good quality sleep. If you have a sleep disorder, you will commonly find it difficult to fall or stay asleep and fail to feel refreshed and rested the next day.
Advice and support on improving sleep patterns
Dr Natasha Bijlani, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Roehampton, offers practical advice and support on improving sleep patterns and gaining the rest required for positive wellbeing. She discusses how the current circumstances of COVID-19 can make it much more difficult to get a good amount sleep and provides support to those suffering from insomnia.
The most common form of sleep disorder is insomnia, which is defined by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as the ‘inability to initiate or maintain sleep or to obtain good sleep quality despite adequate opportunity to do so, accompanied by significant daytime consequences of poor sleep’.
If you are finding that your sleep problems are becoming more frequent, and are having a detrimental impact on your ability to function on a day-to-day basis, it may be that you have developed a sleep disorder which requires expert therapy to overcome.
By visiting one of Priory’s nationwide UK hospitals or wellbeing centres, you will receive a world class bespoke mental health treatment programme based on your specific issues around sleep and how severe your symptoms are.
Expert insomnia treatment, delivered by a highly skilled team
Our highly qualified team of consultants, psychiatrists and therapists will work with you to determine any underlying causes of your sleep problems which may also need treating, before advising you of sleep management and behavioural techniques to aid your recovery.
Our specialists understand that our health and wellbeing require a sensible balance of diet, exercise and sleep. Unfortunately, in our modern day hectic lives, the importance of sleep is being marginalised more and more. This can result in serious consequences for our physical and mental health, as well as social life, family relationships and productivity at work.
At Priory, our world class team are dedicated to providing exceptional treatment in order to address and resolve your sleep problems, and improve your health and wellbeing.
This page was clinically reviewed by Dr Liam Parsonage (BA, MBBS, MRCPsych) in July 2022.