Insomnia & Sleep Disorder Treatment | Aspris UAE

What are sleep disorders?

While we can all go through periods of time when we don’t get as much sleep as we want or need, it’s important to recognize when this is becoming a more frequent problem. If your lack of sleep is having a negative effect on your life and your ability to function day-to-day, it may be that you have insomnia or another sleep disorder.

One of the main sleep disorder symptoms is finding it difficult to sleep properly. If you’re struggling with a sleep disorder, you may find it hard to fall/stay asleep each night, and fail to feel rested the next day. The most common form of sleep disorder is insomnia.

At our specialist well-being centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we can help and understand that regular and good quality sleep is very important for health and well-being. Our experienced psychologists can help to understand the cause of insomnia and provide you with effective insomnia treatment

Going for long periods of time with poor sleep quality can have lots of serious consequences for your physical and psychological health, and can impact lots of different areas of your life including work and relationships.

Are Sleep disorders are treatable?

We all need a different amount of sleep each night in order to be able to function the next day and stay healthy. Research suggests that people who regularly get less than 3.5 hours of sleep each night are likely to have health problems due to sleep deprivation.

The good news is that sleep problems are treatable and you can make a full recovery. Our expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists at Aspris Wellbeing Centres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have lots of experience in providing sleep disorder treatment. We can help you to resolve your sleep problems, address any underlying issues and get you back on track.

Outpatient sleep disorder treatment in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Our centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi deliver high-quality sleep disorder treatment on a flexible outpatient basis. We can help you take back control and take steps toward recovery.

Outpatient treatment for sleep difficulties and disorders at both of our clinics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi ensures:

  • Flexible and convenient consulting hours, which fit in with your work and other commitments
  • Fast access to high quality sleep therapy
  • Complete confidentiality and discretion
  • Treatment from skilled experts
  • Online therapy

At Aspris we can teach you healthy strategies to help you get to sleep at night, and help you to resolve issues that could be making your sleep problems worse. Our sleep specialists in Dubai and Abu Dhabi understand that everyone experiences sleep problems in different ways. That’s why we’ll develop a personalised treatment programme for you, meaning that we can address your individual challenges and help you to achieve wellbeing.

Sleep Disorder and Insomnia Treatments

  • Sleep hygiene - the first step in treatment will involve our specialists teaching you simple behaviour and lifestyle changes to improve your ability to achieve consistent, good quality sleep
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – we also use CBT to tackle the symptoms of your sleep disorder and any underlying problems. CBT for sleep is helpful when treating sleep disorders as it means you can challenge and change any unhealthy thought patterns that may be preventing you from getting to sleep
  • 1:1 therapy for sleep disorders – this takes place with yourself and a sleep disorder treatment expert. 1:1 therapy allows for a personalised and in-depth treatment experience
  • Group therapy for sleep disorders – group therapy takes place in a group of patients, which means you can receive support from others and share feelings in a safe and compassionate space
  • Family therapy for disorders – family therapy takes place in a group of you and your immediate family members or loved ones. This helps everyone to build an understanding of sleep disorders and have an honest conversation about how you can best support each other

What are the signs and symptoms of a sleep disorder?

There are many symptoms of insomnia and sleep disorders. Some signs that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder include:

  • Having difficulty falling and staying asleep
  • Being awake for most of the night, despite wanting and trying to sleep
  • Waking up early in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling tired and drowsy during the day
  • Struggling to complete daily tasks because of a lack of energy
  • Reduced productivity and performance at work
  • Poor concentration
  • Indecisiveness
  • Irritability and agitation

What causes a sleep disorder to develop?

Like lots of mental health conditions, there are a number of factors that can increase the chances of someone struggling with sleep disorder. These include:

  • Poor sleeping environment e.g. an uncomfortable bed or lots of noise that keeps you awake
  • Inconsistent sleep routine – going to bed and waking up at different times
  • Napping during the day
  • Shift work
  • Drinking too much caffeine, especially in the evening
  • Smoking cigarettes, especially in the evening
  • Stress and worry
  • Existing psychiatric problems e.g. depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Certain physical health conditions e.g. respiratory conditions, chronic pain and arthritis
  • Certain medications e.g. steroid medication, medication for epilepsy and blood pressure, and certain antidepressants

Sleep disorder treatment in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Aspris have been treating sleep disorders in the UAE since 2017. We offer expert help for sleep disorders in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, at the following locations:

Sleep disorder therapy in Dubai

Aspris Wellbeing Centre Dubai
Dubai City Walk, Al Nuzha Street
Building 19

Sleep disorder therapy in Abu Dhabi

Aspris Wellbeing Centre Abu Dhabi
King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street
Al Bateen

Call the Aspris team today to discuss how expert therapy can remove the barriers to sleep and help you to improve your sleep patterns, length of sleep and restore energy levels. 

For further information call today on: (+971) 4 385 4493 (Dubai) / (+971) 2 651 8111 (Abu Dhabi) or submit an enquiry form in confidence. We will provide you with details on all our treatments and offer help on how to manage your mental health at a time that suits you.


Dr Rasha Bassim, Specialist Psychiatrist

This page was clinically reviewed by Dr Rasha Bassim (MBBch, MSc, MD Psychiatry, Specialist Psychiatrist) in March 2023, and is scheduled to be reviewed again in March 2024. Dr Bassim has more than 18 years’ psychiatric experience. Her extensive career started in Egypt, where she worked for 10 years, followed by four years in Kuwait; she has been practising in the UAE since 2013. As of 2014, Dr Bassim is also a qualified transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapist. View Dr Bassim's full profile here.