Sleeping problems are a common symptom among many psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 5

50% to 80% of patients in typical psychiatric practices are presented with this symptom, which is significantly more than the general population.


While sleep problems have been accepted as the result of psychiatric issues, recent studies find that sleep problems can actually contributed to the development of some disorders as well. Neuroimaging and neurochemistry studies suggest chronic sleep disruption increases the chances of negative thinking and emotional vulnerability.


Treatments recommended for sleep problems and insomnia includes lifestyle changes, physical activity, sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioural therapy, and relaxation techniques. Medical options can also be pursued.