Many of our patients come to us with sleep difficulties. Sometimes we may have trouble getting to sleep at night, and when we do it can be especially challenging to wake up in the morning. If you’re struggling with sleep difficulties, take a look at our blog post on CBT for Insomnia, or schedule a free phone consultation to learn more about how we can help with these concerns.
For those struggling with more occasional and/or less severe sleep concerns, getting up in the morning can still be challenging. In this blog post, we will explore some strategies to help you get out of bed and tackle the day, even when you’re not feeling as well rested as you would like. The single most effective thing you can do to help yourself sleep better is to wake up at the same time every day. In our clinical experience, this is often a suggestion that is very difficult for patients to implement. Common concerns our patients express about this are:
Sometimes it can be challenging to overcome these concerns and get out of bed anyways. In our practice, we observe that people who do manage to get out of bed at the same time every day are more satisfied with their sleep and well rested than those who do not. These are some strategies that our patients have found helpful when they are trying to get themselves out of bed:
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.