Have you noticed that when you are feeling tired that the world doesn’t seem to be such a nice place? Things start to get on your nerves and other people seem to become rather irritating. We just don’t cope so well with day to day problems when we are exhausted. We can get into a vicious circle where not sleeping well makes us feel depressed and angry. Does this sound familiar? It sounds familiar to me as a Counsellor. Not because I feel like that all the time (although I’m human too and feeling tired impacts on me and how I am) but because clients often come for counselling and feel lost and don’t know how to get their lives back on track.
Sometimes not sleeping well becomes a habit and we start to get anxious about this. So letting go of that can be helpful. There is a lot of good information on the internet about sleeping problems and I’ve included some links below. If nothing seems to be working you can always see your GP and they might be able to offer you some medication to help you if you think that’s the right choice for you. Alternatively you could try some counselling to help you figure out what might be keeping you awake at nights…..your thoughts…..your conscience…….your regrets……your past……your future…..your worries……..and this might help you to gain some perspective on your troubles and make some changes in your life.
I know what it’s like not to sleep well. It’s made me miserable in the past. Ok it still does sometimes! One thing I found so helpful was to stop looking at the clock every time I woke up. It felt like the kiss of death every time I did look because then I would become preoccupied by how little time I had left to get a good night’s sleep. Why not try?