Sleep is crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing. Studies suggest that approximately 35% of adults suffer from insomnia. Our head psychologist, Mary Magalotti and the Life Resolutions team of psychologists provide mental health services that can help you improve your sleep and overcome the symptoms of insomnia. As insomnia affects many Australians, our Director, Jodie Brenton works tirelessly to ensure these services can be accessed by all Australians. Insomnia is very common but is widely misunderstood.

What is Insomnia? 

Insomnia is the inability to fall or stay asleep, no matter your fatigue levels. This causes sleep to be restless, light and non-restorative. Insomnia can cause and lead to a range of health issues caused by sleep deprivation.

Insomnia can put you at greater risk of experiencing:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • weakened immune system
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • Decrease in memory, focus and judgment

It is reported that approximately 40% of people that suffer from insomnia, also suffer from a mental disorder. It is crucial that you seek support if you suffer from insomnia.

What Causes Insomnia? 

Insomnia can be caused by a range of factors. Some of the most common causes include:

  • stress
  • poor sleep habits or not keeping to a sleep schedule
  • mental health disorders
  • chronic pain
  • caffeine and nicotine consumption
  • lack of exercise
  • using electronic devices just before sleep

Insomnia can be caused by environmental, lifestyle and health factors. This makes it important to treat each insomnia cause individually to highlight the cause of the disorder.

Mary Magalotti and our team of Life Resolutions psychologists provide personal and tailored care for those suffering from insomnia and a range of other mental health concerns. Jodie Brenton aims to allow Australians to access the services they need to live a happy and healthy life.

For more information on insomnia and our other service, visit our website. You can also book online or over the phone.