Foundations Counseling offers sleep disorder counseling and therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor for individuals struggling with getting a good night’s rest. Sleep disorders cause more than just sleepiness; a lack of quality sleep - whether it is caused by stress, insomnia, sleep apnea, or narcolepsy - can cause accidents, affect your relationships, health, and mental prowess, and make you feel generally “disconnected” from the world.
Everyone experiences occasional sleep problems, but sleeping well is essential for feeling refreshed and alert during the day. If you have trouble sleeping on a regular basis, it’s time to ask for help. We offer sleep disorder counseling at our Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor locations.
What You Can Expect with Sleep Disorder Counseling
Together, you and your therapist will develop a plan that fits into your lifestyle. In many cases, self-help techniques, including improved sleep hygiene and relaxation, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), can alleviate sleep disorders and promote better health as well as better sleep. To help you achieve a restful night, we will also help you learn to utilize counseling techniques from a variety of disciplines, such as mindfulness and emotional regulation.
Insomnia, a short-term or chronic inability to get high quality sleep, is a common sleep disorder caused by a variety of things including stress, a change in time zones, an altered schedule, or poor bedtime habits. Whether your problem is an occasional sleepless night or a series of them, sleep disorder counseling can help.
Medications should be a last resort for insomnia; they provide only temporary relief and have numerous possible side effects. At Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor, we believe sleep disorder therapy does not have to involve medication.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can potentially be very serious and even life-threatening. Sleep apnea causes breathing to stop or become very shallow while you are asleep. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more, and the pauses can occur 20 to 30 times an hour. During the episodes of apnea, the sleeper wakes up to breathe again, disrupting rest, and also suffers from a brief lack of oxygen. Self-help treatments like losing weight, elevating the head of the bed, or sleeping on your side, along with other sleep disorder counseling techniques, can be effective remedies for sleep apnea.
Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder that causes extreme sleepiness and may even cause a person to fall asleep suddenly and without warning, even after a solid night’s rest. Specific causes of narcolepsy are not known, but people with the condition lack hypocretin, a brain chemical that regulates sleep and wakefulness. Effective treatment requires a combination of behavioral interventions and sleep disorder counseling.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know is considering sleep disorder therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.