Blogs About Insomnia

Will coffee really affect my sleep?

By Giselle Withers | Dec 13, 2018

Will coffee really affect my sleep? Who wakes up and immediately looks forward to their morning tea or coffee? You just know that first sip is going to get your day off to a good start. All over the world people love the stimulating effects of caffeine and use it to stay focused and alert […]

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How to stay calm, and sleep well at night, during exam time

By Giselle Withers | Oct 17, 2018

How to stay calm, and sleep well at night, during exam time Authors: Dr Giselle Withers Almost everyone gets stressed around exam time, but is your anxiety getting out of control, making it hard for you to study or get to sleep at night? During exam time the mind is often full anxious thoughts. “Will […]

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Sleep problems in teenagers and what parents can do to help

By Giselle Withers | Oct 10, 2018

Sleep problems in teenagers and what parents can do to help. Can’t get your teenager out of bed each morning?  This daily battle is shared by many families and can be a source of frustration for everyone involved. Typically, adolescents want to stay up late and sleep in late, which is a big problem in […]

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Ten sleep tips for teenagers

By Giselle Withers | Sep 30, 2018

Ten sleep tips for teenagers. Written by: Dr Giselle Withers Are you a teenager struggling with insomnia, looking for ways to get some decent sleep?  Perhaps you’ve always had trouble sleeping, or maybe it started recently and you’re wondering why you can’t sleep anymore, and what you can do about it. Sleep problems are common […]

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What are the most common types of sleep problems

By Giselle Withers | Jun 5, 2018

What are the most common types of sleep problems? There are many different types of sleep problems. In this video Dr Giselle Withers (clinical psychologist) interviews Dr David Cunnington (sleep physician) about the most common types of sleep disorders seen in the sleep clinic. Dr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and a director of […]

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Insomnia – How does it develop?

By Giselle Withers | May 27, 2018

Insomnia – How does it develop? How does insomnia develop? If you are going through a difficult time in your life or facing something stressful, it’s not uncommon to have problems with sleep. For most people, once the stressful situation passes the sleep problems also resolves. However, for about 10% of the population, the sleep […]

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What is insomnia? A sleep doctor explains.

By Giselle Withers | May 12, 2018

What is insomnia? A sleep doctor explains. Are you having trouble sleeping and wondering if you have insomnia? Perhaps you’ve heard there are different types of insomnia, and want to know the difference between acute and chronic insomnia? In this video, Dr Giselle Withers talks to sleep physician, Dr David Cunnington, about insomnia and it […]

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Sleep better with cbti – Does it really help?

By Giselle Withers | Sep 24, 2017

Sleep better with CBTi: Does it really help? Cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is a psychological and behavioural treatment for insomnia that has been developed and refined over the past 30 years by leading sleep experts around the world. The non-drug treatment involves learning core skills to train the mind and body to work […]

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Break the cycle of insomnia

Break the cycle of insomnia by changing the way you think about sleep.

By Giselle Withers | Jun 21, 2017

Break the cycle of insomnia by changing the way you think about sleep. Do you think a lot about sleep? Are your thoughts about sleep generally positive or negative? If sleep is on your mind, it’s a fair bet that you’re not sleeping well. Good sleepers tend not to think about much about it, as […]

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When the mind won’t stop thinking, just sit back and watch.

By Giselle Withers | Jun 4, 2017

When the mind won’t stop thinking, just sit back and watch. If you’re new to meditation, then you’ve probably noticed how difficult it can be to stay focussed on the here and now. The mind wanders off all too easily. An endless stream of thoughts can take your attention in any number of directions, which […]

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