How To Address Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep

How To Address Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep

How to Address Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep. We often overlook the cognitive factor in the best sleep therapy. When we’re struggling to fall asleep, our thoughts are good at going in unhelpful directions. Even though we recognize the mind’s tricks when we are lying in bed unable to sleep, we can still get caught up in them.

So what are some of the common unhelpful thoughts that crop up with insomnia? Below are seven that frequently occur:-

1. “I won’t be able to function tomorrow”. Most of us worry that a bad night’s sleep will hurt us the next day. We might worry that we’ll fall asleep in meetings, will be miserable all day, or even won’t be able to work. While it’s true that insomnia is linked to lower performance on some tasks, the effects tend to be small, and there’s no significant effect on other cognitive and physical tasks………