Mental Health – Sleep

If there is one aspect of life that has more benefits on improved body and mind it’s SLEEP! Getting enough sleep has a huge effect on mental health.  Living on four, five and even six hours sleep a night not support you in a busy, hectic lifestyle. Neither will uninterrupted sleep. Sleep is restorative. This means while you are asleep your body can get to work on repairing and replenishing all your internal, digestive, emotional, psychological and physical systems.

When we get enough sleep, it is easier to cope with stress, handle problems, concentrate, think positively and remember things. The exact amount of sleep you need is based on your own body. Mental Health – Sleep is extremely important. You know that you are getting enough sleep when you do not feel sleepy during the day. It is easy to think that we can get more done if we cut back on sleep. But it is harder to get things done when we do not get enough sleep.

Here are some things to try if you do not sleep well:

  • Avoid exercising too close to your bedtime. Exercise gives you energy. But slow, relaxing activities like yoga can help calm you down before bed.
  • Avoid big meals, alcohol, cigarettes and coffee before bed.
  • Make sure your room is comfortable for sleeping. Many people find that they sleep best when their room is dark, quiet and cool.
  • Stick to quiet activities just before bed, like reading.
  • Follow a routine. Try to go to bed around the same time every night and wake up around the same time every morning, even on weekends.
  • Only use your bedroom for sleeping and sex. Don’t work or watch TV in your bedroom
  • Avoid naps during the day if you have a hard time sleeping at night.
  • Avoid sleeping pills. You may fall asleep faster, but they do not give you good, restful sleep.
Aisling Kinghan
Aisling Kinghan
2020-10-08
Anne is amazing, TRTP has changed my entire outlook on life, how I interact with people, and what I’m doing. In the few months since TRTP my life has honestly changed so much for the better, it’s beyond what I could have ever imagined. My friends and family are also noticing it! And amazingly, every day gets better. Thank you so much Anne!
Daniel Rodgers
Daniel Rodgers
2020-07-07
Working in the Health industry, Melbourne Counselling Centre is the first place we recommend all our patients with ongoing challenges.
Rick Saunders
Rick Saunders
2020-07-07
I would not hesitate to refer anyone seeking an effective solution to an ongoing mental health concern.
Poki Samuels
Poki Samuels
2020-03-31
Well all I can say is that Anne has helped me get through some of the anger And trauma Been built up inside of me for years and I have not known how to deal with it. She took me step by step on to see how I could overcome these issues that were holding me back on achieving some of my greatest goals in life. Thank you so much Anne 🙏🏾
Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson
2019-09-18
TRTP has completely changed the way I think about myself and the world around me. The changes have been extraordinary in such a short space of time. I suddenly find myself walking forward with a new set of positive core beliefs which others are noticing on a daily basis Anne supported me through the process with expertise, compassion and patience. TRTP really does offer you a new launch pad from which to embark on a new journey. I’m so grateful for having this opportunity to do this work with Anne
Daniela J
Daniela J
2019-06-14
I had been struggling with life and reliving my trauma for over 20 years, I tried everything and nothing worked. Finally I was referred to Anne, who took me through The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) as that is the process that helped shift the past and get you to a better place.  Words cannot express how she turned my life completely around. For once, I am actually excited about life, I am actually thinking about my future. I feel like my life has been reset, I have a second chance and I am developing my life the way I want it to be, rather than the influences I was brought up with. Anne, I am indebted to you, thank you so much.
Housam Ahmad
Housam Ahmad
2019-04-04
I recently visited Anne Serry because I was told to do a anger management course. I’m am happy to say that Anne help me and I am grateful. Anne also learns about your life digging so deep into the family and finding the right solution to help you through your problems. Enough said call her if you are experiencing bad habits or bad issues, she will break them down and help you solve your own problems. Thank you very much Anne Serry! I will defiantly call you if I have any other problems God bless
Anna Anasa
Anna Anasa
2019-03-23
Completing The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) with Anne has helped me profoundly. I feel free and less anxious around matters that used to overwhelm me, and my day-to-day experience is calmer and much less reactive. I can't thank Anne enough for this life-enhancing process!
Jess Taylor
Jess Taylor
2019-03-22
Anne took me through the step by step process of TRTP. It has completely resolved all my traumatic experiences that I haven’t been able to do by just talking to a professional . It’s a very powerful therapy that has changed my life . I can now be the happy positive person that I’m meant to be 😊😊