WHY SLEEP MATTERS
We care about sleep. A good night’s sleep is a beautiful thing that feels great and keeps us running in top shape.
As little as 4 consultations can get you back to better sleep and feeling more energised.
If you’re part of the one in three Australian adults that struggle with their sleep – or in the 10 per cent of adults who suffer from chronic insomnia, Sleep Matters is here to help you – without relying on medication.
We help children, adolescents, and adults
We offer evening and Saturday appointments.
The Sleep Matters team is a group of health professionals who have specific training and experience in treating insomnia and related conditions such as chronic nightmares, excessive daytime tiredness, and circadian rhythm disruptions.
Despite insomnia being so common, and despite advances in the understanding of treatments for this condition, sufferers are often not diagnosed with insomnia and very few people access treatment other than medication (sleeping pills).
The good news is that there are highly effective long term treatments. The most effective treatment is not a medication - it's called Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
THE SLEEP MATTERS METHOD
Our service offers evidence-based solutions for sleep-related problems for children and teens right through to older adults.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-Insomnia is the recommended first line treatment in many countries including Australia, the UK, and the USA. Research has demonstrated that it is more effective than sleeping pills in the long term. Sleeping medication prescribed by your doctor often has a role in the treatment of insomnia, but it is recommended as a short term treatment only.
To effectively deliver CBT for insomnia, it is important that the treating clinician has specific training and experience in treating sleep problems. A scientific understanding of sleep and how it is regulated is the starting point. Training and experience with helping people to identify and change unhelpful insomnia relevant thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours is also vital.
At Sleep Matters, we are a team of psychologists (Jeffery & Ree Clinical Psychologists) with training and experience in helping people to manage sleep problems, particularly insomnia.
People are sometimes surprised to be referred to a psychologist for their poor sleep, as it is not well known that the recommended treatment for insomnia, CBT-I, is a speciality of psychology.
We have helped 100s of people with long term sleep problems, including those who have been dependent on sleeping medication for a long time. We also provide general psychology services which means that symptoms of stress, anxiety, and low mood can also be addressed if required.
Click here to take a short Insomnia Quiz to see if you have the key indicators of Insomnia