A common precursor and symptom of stress related illness is the disruption of the Sleep-Wake cycle. Psychological Stress for example due to deadlines, examinations or job crisis leads to activation of the sympathetic nervous system and an increased state of arousal.
As a result of this heightened arousal, there is inevitably a degree of sleep disruption and insomnia that can lead to a vicious cycle of chronic insomnia. Timely and adequate treatment of the stressors and the associated sleep disturbances is highly effective in preventing the slide into a chronic state of sleep disruption.
A combine approach using medication and Cognitive Therapy is proven to reduce the rate of chronic suffering in patients with stress induced sleep disruption. For more information on these problems please contact us.