Right Path Counseling has Therapists and Counselors for Treating Mental Health-Related Insomnia – Located in Jericho, NY
Sleep is critical for our mental and physical health. But some of us struggle with an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, known as insomnia. While there are many conditions that cause insomnia, most of the time it is our mental health that causes us to struggle to sleep.
Right Path Counseling has a team of therapists on Long Island that specialize in treating the conditions that cause poor sleep quality, including anxiety, depression, stress, and more. If you find that you’re struggling to sleep, contact us today using our online form, or reach out to our team at (516) 247-6457.
Why Can’t We Sleep?
Not all sleep issues are related to mental health. For example, if you’re simply uncomfortable on your bed, or you’re living somewhere with a considerable amount of light, you may just be in an environment that is not conducive to easy sleep.
But, most of the time, it is our mental health that is to blame for poor sleep. Sleep requires comfort and relaxation. Many mental health conditions affect that, including:
- Anxiety, which causes racing thoughts and worries.
- Stress, which causes physical tension and hormonal changes.
- Depression, which causes cycles of excessive and minimal sleep.
Within these mental health conditions are both physical and mental struggles that make sleeping difficult. For example, depression leads to low serotonin levels, and serotonin is necessary to sleep. Anxiety causes the activation of adrenaline, which is a hormone specifically designed to give you energy. Stress can cause someone to focus on topics that make it difficult to relax their mind. These are only a few examples of how sleep and mental health are related.
Even relationship issues can lead to poor sleep quality. We have to feel comfortable to rest, and if we’re having trouble with our partner, our sleep may be what suffers the most.
Why Addressing Sleep Matters
There are so many reasons why it is important to address poor sleep. But as therapists, one of the most important is that sleep also affects your mental health. Those that are not getting enough sleep are less able to cope with stress and emotions, which in turn leads to more severe anxiety, depression, and the very same conditions that cause poor sleep. It becomes a cycle, and addressing this cycle becomes a critical part of any psychological treatment.
Our Therapists for Insomnia on Long Island
Right Path Counseling in Jericho offers counseling and therapy for patients of all ages that are struggling with insomnia. We recognize that insomnia can have many origins, and so we take a holistic view to find a treatment and an approach that makes the most sense for the short and long term.
We try to find the underlying issues that are causing insomnia, addressing the anxiety, stress, depression, or other challenges that might be keeping you awake. We also work on relaxation tips, routine creation, stress management, and many other useful skills to make sure that you have a plan as you try to figure out how to sleep more soundly.
We also have couples counseling if insomnia might be related to relationship issues.
Our therapists focus on both sleep and your mental health, because we know that it is important to address both if we hope to stop this cycle. We create a caring environment with therapy options built around you, and we always make sure that you’re progressing, with the goal of giving you a better quality of life.
Call Today if You Have Mental Health Related Insomnia on Long Island
Not all insomnia is tied to mental health. There are some medications that can create insomnia, lighting and noise in your home can lead to insomnia, and some physical health issues can have insomnia as a symptom. But anxiety, panic, depression, stress, and countless other mental health conditions are typically the cause of insomnia in both children and adults, and in those case, Right Path Counseling is here to help.
We are conveniently located in Jericho, NY, and are close to Huntington, Hicksville, Brookville, Plainview, and beyond. Contact us today if you’d like to get started.