According to the American Psychiatric Association, over 50 million Americans are living with sleep disorders, which is a pretty high number. While symptoms vary by disorder, sleep disorders are characterized by a disruption in the amount of sleep an individual gets, which negatively impacts not just timing and quality of sleep, but also the ability to function throughout the day.
Sleep disorders – also known as sleep-awake disorders – rarely occur on their own and are often symptomatic of other emotional and physical disorders. This includes other existing mental health conditions like cognitive disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. Interestingly, the presence of a sleep disorder can exacerbate those same existing conditions, creating a vicious cycle that’s hard to break out of.
Insomnia is the most widely reported sleep disorder and is characterized by a difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep. Symptoms of Insomnia tend to be episodic, persistent, and recurring.
With sleep being an important human need to maintain proper brain function, sleep disorders can negatively impact overall health and daily functioning. It can especially disrupt school and work performance. Fortunately for clients experiencing any wide range of sleep disorders, Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) is highly effective at improving sleep.
RTT works by directing clients through hypnosis to find out the reasons for the insomina and actively eliminating it.
Vickie Barkley is a practitioner of RTT who trained directly under Marisa Peer and works with clients on improving their quality of sleep. To learn more about how RTT can be used to treat sleep disorders and improve daily functioning, contact Vickie for a consultation.