Diagnosis & Treatment

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Our Professionals Can Help you Get a Good Night Sleep! What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in which people stay asleep or find difficulties in falling asleep. According to the stats, around 1 out of 10 Australians have at least mild insomnia in his/her lifetime. It is more common in elderly people and women. This sleep disorder can include:

  • Waking up during the night and not falling asleep after that.
  • Lack of sleep
  • Waking up too early

Sometimes, it can get worse due to the lifestyle changes, work load and stress level. If you have trouble falling asleep for more than 3 months and feeling lazy all day long, then contact one of our experienced psychologists.

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Common Causes

There are some common causes that can trigger your sleeping problems. Being a renowned name, our experts have done a thorough research and figured out some reasons behind this sleep disorder:

  • Genetic Link
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Over-thinking
  • People who strongly respond to stress
  • Depression
  • Hectic schedule
  • Menopause Insomnia
  • Pregnancy Insomnia
  • Poor sleep environment
  • Distractions, such as mobile phone or television
  • Medications
  • Irregular sleep routine
  • Growing age

Our treatments can help you in getting your body, mind and soul back on track by improving your sleeping habit. Our treatment options include medications, bright light therapy and behavioural therapy. You can call us and book an appointment today.

We will go through your condition and analyse other symptoms, including:

  • Tiredness or being too sleepy throughout the day
  • Poor memory
  • Lack of Concentration
  • Tension headaches
  • Moody or feeling irritable
  • Aggressiveness
  • Feeling low
  • Worrying about sleeping
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Our Diagnoses Process

At 3 Steps to Better Sleep Clinic, we focus on improving your sleeping habit by treating insomnia. We have a pretty simple diagnoses process on the basis of a clinical review. Our psychologist will ask you about your sleep habits, alcohol consumption and other symptoms. You need to complete a brief screening questionnaires related to your sleep and complete a sleep log for a week before your initial appointment.

The diagnosis will be based on your symptoms report so that we can treat and help you achieve good sleep.

Our Insomnia Treatment

Treating insomnia with sleeping pills can be one of the most effective ways when used sparingly for a very short-term condition, such as travelling across time zones, etc. However, it won’t be cured by sleeping pills only. In fact, long-term medication can worsen the situation. It is better to visit a doctor and get it cured as soon as possible.

At our clinic, we focus on tried and tested treatments and curing methods that can get back your sleep without pills or heavy doses. We usually need 5-8 consultation sessions to treat your sleep disorder.

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There are various treatment and cures for different insomnia conditions. Our professionals thoroughly analyse the symptoms before suggesting you the treatment type.

The most recommended treatment for Insomnia is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT. Apart from this, we also use light therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, stress management, Melatonin, etc. Our main objective is to diagnose the main cause and treat your short-term as well as chronic insomnia.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Highly-trained Psychologists at 3 Steps to Better Sleep Clinic have great expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia. Around 80 per cent of people with insomnia have lasting benefit from this treatment. It is more effective than sleeping pills in the long run. CBT needs time and special attention. We conduct multiple clinical sessions to identify the cause and change negative thoughts to let people have a good sleep. This involves changing your thought patterns as well as behaviours that keep the problem intact. Our experts are trained in CBT and can cure this sleep disorder within 7-8 sessions.


Though hypnotherapy is not recommended as a primary treatment because its outcome may vary from person to person, but we use this therapy to cure many people. This is the process of letting the patients relax their mind and body so that we can diagnose the cause of sleep disorder and change their thought process or pattern. For more details on this, contact us or visit our clinic in Adelaide.

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Mindfulness-Based Approaches

This can be a stand-alone treatment or merged with other approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or CBT. The main objective is to assist people in creating a positive and meaningful life. The therapy encourages you to accept difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions instead of struggling with them. Our doctors focus on freeing you up to do the activities that can leave negative impact on your life. Contact us and book your appointment today.

Stress Management

Our stress management treatment is designed for those who are suffering from long-term anxiety or stress disorder. Your anxiety disorder can lead to insomnia and we treat it using this particular method. The practices and treatment methods can help patients to boost skills in stress. Our main goal is to manage your mood and keep you stay calm and relaxed.

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