If you are reading this, you are probably ready to do anything for a good night's sleep. I want to ask you a few questions....

Do you....

  • find it frustratingly impossible to get to sleep at night, no matter what you try?

  • get to sleep but wake up later and then spend ages trying to get back to sleep, working yourself into a state of rage

  • feel anxious even when thinking about not sleeping again tonight?

  • go to bed and then just lie there worrying about things

  • remember the last time you had a decent night's sleep? or does that feel like too long ago?
  • wake up feeling more tired than when you went to bed?
  • feel fed up with having to rely on sleeping tablets to get you through the night?
  • want to get rid of those bags under your eyes and stop looking and feeling like a zombie?
  • Go to bed late, but still wake up early and can't get back to sleep, often dreaming a lot more than normal?

You are not alone; You might have searched everywhere for a solution to this problem and maybe you have even have found some temporary relief in using sleeping tablets. Relax.... you are in the right place....

In my experience, a significant number of sleep issues are caused by stress, anxiety or depression and if you fall into this category I have hundreds of hours direct experience of helping people like you sleep properly again. You can function normally and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning. I combine many of the latest approaches to ensure high success rates.

Why don't you call me now and we can have a free chat about your specific situation. I can tell quickly whether I will be able to help you or whether I can refer you on to somebody else. Here's the number...

Call me now on 07710 184 520

Email me at info@nickmeredith.co.uk using the contact form

Nick Meredith - Therapist, Coach - Using Hypnotherapy, NLP and Solution Focussed Therapy

Nick Meredith


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I normally work from my office in Wansford, just outside Peterborough in the Cambridgeshire region. I also practice from the Barns at Wansford Surgery.

I am accessible from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and places like Peterborough, Cambridge, Oundle, Stamford, Rutland, Wisbech, Oakham, Market Deeping, Huntingdon, March, Bourne, Corby, Whittlesey, Ramsey, Spalding and Kettering. I work with clients from across the UK.

 

 

Feedback from some clients I have worked with

I came to see you for help with:
To relax more and get a good nights sleep

My experience of the session:
The seven eleven breathing is very helpful. Still never seem to get to the end of the tape before I fall asleep. Yes it works - to my surprise I did go with an open mind

 

KN (Peterborough) [Insomnia]

 

Understand more about insomnia

 

What is insomnia and what causes it?

Insomnia is difficulty in falling or staying asleep, the absence of restful sleep, or poor quality of sleep [www.MedicineNet.com]. It is NOT a disease, it is a symptom and the most common causes are:-

  • Side effects of certain medications that you may be taking, including certain decongestants, diuretics, antidepressants, appetite suppressants, amphetamines
  • The impact of your basic needs not being met properly
  • A result of a temporary change in your circumstances, such as travel, jet lag or altitude changes
  • Sleeping excessively during the day (excessive napping)
  • In some people, excessive stimulation of the mind / body before bed by watching TV, surfing the web or exercising can interrupt the progressive onset of sleep
  • A response to excessive consumption or withdrawal of substances like alcohol, caffeine, antihistamines, amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana and other addictive drugs
  • A more serious medical condition, such as sleep apnea
  • Unhealthy sleep habits built up over a period of time. If you have experienced sleep issues for an extended period of time, you may have also developed a habit associated with not sleeping at certain times or in particular places, even if the original issue has now resolved itself

 

How long can it last?

In many cases the symptoms might well be a short term experience which resolves itself once your situation changes (such as getting over Jet Lag, a heat wave subsiding etc.) or the stressful event in your life is resolved.

In other cases, especially when your insomnia is due to ongoing stressful events, medication side effects, medication withdrawal side effects or other medical conditions it might last for a longer period (weeks rather than days).

In cases where you are experiencing severe depression or heavy substance abuse it may begin to extend into periods of a month or more.

 

What treatments are there for insomnia that don't involve drugs?

In the case of insomnia lasting for longer than one or two weeks, it is always important to check with your doctor to establish whether there is a more serious cause.

To assist in your own and your doctor or therapist's understanding of your issue, it is useful to keep a sleep log for two weeks to understand any particular habits or patterns specific to your insomnia. This simply means keeping a log of when you went to bed, when you recall falling asleep and if you woke up during the night, when you woke up and when you went back to sleep again. It is also useful to note what was going on both in your mind and body during the times when you struggled to fall asleep - or any other interesting observation.

It is important to ensure that you have put all of the following tips into practice to see if this improves your sleep

 

10 tips for improving your sleep habits

  • Stick to regular sleep times
  • Ensure your bedroom is comfortable, quiet and at a moderate temperature
  • Ensure your room is dark enough so that you don't give the mind/body any excuse to want to wake up
  • Do things that help bring on the onset of sleep such as taking a warm bath or having a warm drink (not alcoholic or sugary)
  • Postpone going to bed if you are very stressed, and allow yourself to calm down first by relaxing (deep breathing or self hypnosis)
  • Confine any unnecessary worrying to somewhere other than in bed (write your worries in a worry book while sitting in a worry chair and confine all worrying solely to this place). If you start to worry excessively in bed, get out of bed and write in the book (ensuring you still remain in a dark place to avoid waking the body up too much). The following audio track has been found by my clients to be very effective in helping them let go of the worries of the day and unwind before bed.

 

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  • Turn the clock away from you so that you can’t see the time (and ensure you can’t reach the clock), even better, get rid of it! This way you have one less thing to be concerned with
  • Don't exercise (don’t panic! sex is not counted as exercise here) or eat at least 2-3 hours before bed
  • Don't take any stimulants before bed (alcohol, caffeine, drugs)
  • Ensure that you stop watching TV or surfing the web at least 45 minutes before retiring to bed. This will ensure that you are not stimulating your mind before going to bed

In addition to the above it is important to

  • Care for yourself through ongoing nutritious and regular eating habits
  • Check that your basic needs are being met appropriately

In many cases, the assistance of a good therapist can assist in teaching you to learn ways of dealing with insomnia (such as self-hypnosis), handling excessive worrying or anxiety or changing any unhelpful habits that might be leading to the insomnia. 

Please note: Before undertaking any therapy, it is always a good idea to check with your doctor if you are on any medication for chronic pain, anxiety or depression.

 

Call me now on 07710 184 520

Email me at info@nickmeredith.co.uk using the Contact Form