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Today, different types of sleep problems are becoming more and more common. Whether you just want to learn more or are looking for solid advice, we are happy to help you.

The important role of sleep in our lives

Sleep problems are more than just fatigue and insomnia. It is a complex psychological condition that affects all age groups and can lead to a range of health problems if not managed effectively.

According to Statistics Sweden, up to 25% of the Swedish population suffers from some form of sleep problem. We spend about a third of our lives asleep and good quality sleep is important for our well-being.

The extent of sleep problems

Statistics show that the number of cases of sleep problems is increasing, especially among the young, the elderly and menopausal women. It has also been observed that people with $1 and $1 are more likely to experience sleep problems. Read more in the article below.

The symptoms of poor sleep quality can include

  • Constant fatigue
  • Sleep deprivation leading to $1 and $1
  • Problems falling asleep or waking up frequently during the night
  • Daytime fatigue despite adequate nighttime rest
  • Mood swings and memory problems

Parents should pay particular attention to signs of sleep problems in children, which can include hyperactivity and difficulty concentrating.

There is help available

  • $1 for sleep problems (CBT)
    CBT for sleep problems is an evidence-based approach to improving sleep quality and reducing daytime fatigue.
  • Medical treatment
    In some cases, medication for sleep problems can be prescribed, but it is important to note that this should be seen as a temporary solution.
  • Alternative methods
    Mindfulness and hypnosis have also been shown to be effective methods of dealing with sleep problems.

Talking to an expert can change your life

Dealing with sleep problems on your own can be a challenge. Meeting with a professional therapist can help you understand the underlying causes and create a tailored treatment plan for you.

Common misconceptions about therapy

Many people believe that sleep problems cannot be effectively treated and therefore avoid seeking help. This is a common misconception and untreated sleep problems can lead to serious health risks.

Take the step towards better sleep and quality of life

If you or someone you know is experiencing sleep problems, it’s time to take control of the situation. Our professional therapists and psychologists will help you deal with your various sleep problems and we assure you of the confidentiality and high quality of the help you receive. Don’t be afraid to take the step towards recovery.

Sleep is fundamental to well-being

Good sleep improves your quality of life. Therefore, you need to manage your sleep problems effectively. We are here to help you in every step of your journey towards better sleep and health. Don’t hesitate to book a session with one of our qualified $1. Together we can make the difficult easier and find a solution that suits you.

15 frequently asked questions about sleep, sleep problems and sleep tips

What are sleep problems?

Sleep problems are a collection of conditions that affect your ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or stay asleep. They can be caused by a variety of factors such as $1, $1 and medical conditions.

What are the most common types of sleep problems?

The most common types are insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs and narcolepsy. Treatment varies depending on the diagnosis and severity.

How common are sleep problems?

Sleep problems are very common and can affect people of all ages. It is estimated that up to one third of the population has some form of sleep disorder.

How do sleep problems affect my health?

Poor sleep can lead to problems such as fatigue, reduced concentration and increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

How can I improve my sleep quality?

Try to keep regular bedtimes, avoid caffeine and alcohol before bedtime, and create a calm sleep environment. Exercise can also improve sleep quality.

Is it dangerous to take sleeping pills?

While sleeping pills can be effective in the short term, they are not a long-term solution and can have side effects. Always consult a doctor before starting such treatment.

What can I do if I suffer from sleep apnea?

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea, you should consult a doctor. Treatment may include a CPAP machine or other breathing aids.

What role does food play in sleep quality?

Certain foods containing tryptophan, magnesium and calcium can help improve sleep. Avoid heavy meals just before bedtime.

Is it normal to snore?

Snoring is common but can in some cases be a sign of sleep apnea. If snoring is disturbing, you should consult a doctor.

What is ‘sleep hygiene’?

Sleep hygiene is a set of habits and practices that contribute to better sleep. It includes things like avoiding screens before bed and keeping your bedroom dark and cool.

Do natural sleep aids work?

Some natural preparations such as valerian and chamomile can help with sleep. However, you should always consult a doctor before trying new supplements.

How can stress and anxiety affect sleep?

Stress and anxiety are common causes of insomnia. Relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing can help.

Is it good to sleep with white noise?

For some people, white noise can mask other sounds and contribute to a better quality of sleep. However, it is not a solution for everyone.

How much sleep do I need?

Most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. However, sleep needs can vary from person to person.

What should I do if I have serious sleep problems?

If you suffer from serious sleep problems that affect your quality of life, you should immediately contact a doctor or sleep specialist for diagnosis and a treatment plan.

Here’s how sleep problems can be treated professionally

Are you or your child having difficulty getting a good night’s sleep? As sleep problems can quickly become a source of great stress, they can have a negative impact on your daily life. Therefore, it is important to address the problem in time. In this step-by-step guide, we will help you manage and understand the treatment process and give you a clear path forward.

  • Step 1: Identify the extent of the problem
    Measure how long you or your child has difficulty falling asleep. Try to note if there are other symptoms such as snoring or paused breathing.
  • Step 2: Self-assessment and diary
    Keep a sleep diary to record sleep patterns and problems. Complete any questionnaires or rating scales.
  • Step 3: Consult a healthcare provider
    Seek professional help. For example, you can book an appointment with a psychologist or therapist via our website.
  • Step 4: Diagnostic tests
    Carry out any recommended sleep studies or tests.
  • Step 5: Individual treatment plan
    Discuss different treatment options and set up an individual plan with your healthcare provider.
  • Step 6: Medical treatment
    If necessary, discuss medical options and follow your doctor’s advice.
  • Step 7: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
    If the problem is psychological, CBT can be a good option. It often involves changing thought patterns and habits related to sleep.
  • Step 8: Lifestyle changes
    Implement dietary and exercise changes. Consider introducing relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises or meditation.
  • Step 9: Monitoring and adjustments
    Regular meetings with the caregiver to monitor the effect of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Step 10: Continued follow-up
    Even after treatment has ended, regular follow-up is important to ensure long-term effectiveness.

“What do I do now?”

If you or your child are struggling with sleep problems, do not hesitate to seek professional help. It is the first step to regaining a good night’s sleep and an improved quality of life. You are not alone and we are here to help you every step of the way. Book an appointment with one of our qualified psychologists or therapists today.

Written by Ellen Lindgren

Licensed psychologist

Ellen is a licensed psychologist and has experience mainly in clinical psychology where she has worked with various conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, crises and trauma in primary care and psychiatry. She has also worked with research while studying in the US and with affective disorders and insomnia at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.