Supporting Mental Wellness Together: The Role of Occupational Therapists in Fostering Community Connection
Written by Marli Groenveld Occupational therapists (OTs) provide a unique perspective within the field of…
Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our lives that plays a crucial role in supporting our physical, emotional, and cognitive health. At Lifeworks Occupational Therapy, we understand the profound impact that sleep-related challenges can have on overall functioning and quality of life. That’s why we have developed an approach to sleep management that is rooted in individualisation and evidence-based interventions.
When it comes to addressing sleep disturbances, we take a meticulous approach. We carefully assess the factors that may be contributing to sleep difficulties and collaborate with our clients to devise tailored strategies aimed at improving overall sleep quality. Our interventions encompass a spectrum of techniques, including meaningful and purposeful activities, creating a soothing environment, and lifestyle interventions.
Meaningful and Purposeful Activities (Occupations):
We work closely with individuals to integrate calming activities into their daily routines before bedtime. By incorporating activities that promote relaxation and preparation for sleep, we help create a conducive environment for a restful night's sleep.
Creating a Soothing Environment:
We understand the importance of a sensory environment that is soothing and calming. By promoting a sleep-friendly setting, we aim to establish the ideal conditions for restful sleep. Our team works with clients to create an environment that supports relaxation and tranquillity.
Various lifestyle factors can impact sleep, such as exercise routines, nutrition, and stress management. Our guidance and support help individuals adopt healthier habits that contribute to a sleep-friendly environment. By addressing these factors, we can help improve sleep quality and overall well-being.
Exciting News: Launching a Group Program for Sleep Difficulties
We are thrilled to announce that in the coming months, Lifeworks will be launching a group program specifically tailored for individuals with chronic health conditions who are experiencing sleep difficulties. This program will provide a structured and supportive environment where participants can collaboratively address their sleep challenges.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this program, our dedicated administrative team is available to answer any questions and can be reached at (08) 7082 0622 or via email at [email protected], from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
At Lifeworks Occupational Therapy, we are committed to helping individuals overcome sleep-related challenges and improve their overall well-being. Our evidence-based approach, tailored strategies, and supportive environment make us the ideal partner in your journey towards better sleep. Don’t let sleep difficulties hold you back from living your best life. Contact us today and take the first step towards a good night’s sleep.