Sleep Disorders

Difficulties with sleep are extremely common, with more than 30% of people suffering from insomnia at some point in their lives. Insomniacs can experience either difficulty falling and/or staying asleep with their daytime functioning often suffering from the effects of their poor sleep habits. Insomniacs are likely to wake feeling lethargic with subsequent impaired daytime functioning. For example, they may have trouble concentrating, memory problems, low tolerance levels, high irritability and even body aches and pains. It is not uncommon for insomniacs to become so preoccupied with their lack of sleep that their distress begins to impact on all areas of their lives.

Insomnia can be caused by a wide variety of underlying issues that include physical illnesses (such as chronic pain), substance abuse (such as prescription medications or alcohol) and psychological factors (such as Anxiety and Depression).

At Gates Psychology Cairns, our Clinical Psychologists have been trained to individually tailor specific sleep therapies so that we can help improve both the quantity and quality of your sleep.

Treatment for sleeping difficulties often includes:
  • Education related to good sleep habits
  • Treatment of any underlying psychological factors
  • Relaxation training
  • Specific sleep therapies (such as Stimulus Control)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Treatment of substance abuse.

At Gates Psychology Cairns, we understand that insomnia can have an enormous impact on an individual's well-being and our Clinical Psychologists have been trained to help you improve your sleep without the use of prescriptive medications.

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Contact Gates Psychology

(07) 4080 7326

The Boland's Centre
14 Spence St (Cnr Lake St.)
Cairns QLD 4870

Tel: (07) 4080 7326
Fax: (07) 4080 7355

Boland Centre
Gates Psychology Office