Residential Insomnia Treatment at The Dawn’s Wellness Retreat

Many people have trouble falling asleep at some point in their lives. Sleep problems are often brought about because of illness, stress, travel or other temporary disruptions to ones regular routine. However, a person may be dealing with a sleep disorder if sleep issues become regular and start to get in the way of daily life and might require insomnia treatment in order to get better. Sleep disorders are more than simply feeling sleepy in the daytime, they can have a serious impact on a persons physical and mental health.

Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Dawn is riverside setting facility perfect for therapeutic retreats where you can get away from your busy work life and focus on your mental wellness. We offer clients comfortable and stylish accommodation with an excellent range of amenities in rural, peaceful environment. Our insomnia treatment programme combines private counselling sessions as well as an array of holistic therapies that can help improve sleep.


The Dawn is staffed with highly skilled mental health counsellors and licensed medical professionals.


Integrated approach to treatment for individuals suffering with substance abuse and mental health issues.


Our rehab centre offers private accommodation in a beautiful riverside setting facility

What is involved in insomnia treatment in Thailand?

In many cases of sleep disorders, treatment involves treating underlying health problems or altering external factors. Lifestyle and behavioural changes have been found to improve the quality of sleep and other factors that are involved with sleep problems, without having to use medication and with results that last. Beneficial behavioural and cognitive treatments for insomnia include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and relaxation training, such as mindfulness and meditation.

CBT involves behavioural changes, such as adjusting the time you go to bed and adds a cognitive element to change unhealthy fears and beliefs surrounding sleep and replace them with positive and rational thinking. Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a modified form of CBT that also incorporates mindfulness techniques for even better results, and is ideal for insomnia treatment.

Choosing The Dawn for insomnia treatment in Thailand

The Dawn Addiction Rehab and Wellness Centre offers private accommodation in world-class, riverside-setting facilities, which gives our clients an ideal sanctuary for learning and recovering. We also provide fun activities, complementary therapies and weekly outings in our programmes. The Dawn is equipped with a licensed team of professionals who are experienced in a variety of mental health disorders, such as sleep and mood disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and co-occuring disorders.


What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are a condition that regularly impacts a persons ability to get the sufficient amount of quality sleep that they need. Even though it is normal to have a problem with sleeping from time to time, it is not normal to frequently experience problems with being unable to fall asleep, waking up feeling tired or feeling sleepy throughout the day. Having difficulty sleeping on a regular basis can be very frustrating and draining. Those who are unable to sleep well at night end up feeling exhausted the next day, and quickly use up their energy as the day goes on.

Even though they are tired during the day, they are not able to sleep once it becomes time to go to bed, which creates a terrible cycle that impacts a persons energy, mood, efficiency and ability to deal with stress. Overlooking can impact ones physical health, and cause memory problems, weight gain, impaired job performance, relationship issues and accidents. Sleep is vital in order to stay healthy, live your full potential and feel your best. Those who have dealt with sleep problems for some time may start to feel that it is normal, but insomnia treatment can help them get better sleep again.

What are the signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation?

Signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation can vary depending on the type of disorder and its severity. They can also differ when sleep disorders are caused by another condition. Generally speaking, symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • Difficulties staying or falling asleep
  • Non-restorative rest
  • Strong urges to nap throughout the day
  • Frequently waking up throughout the night
  • Excessive daytime fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Lack of energy
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Memory issues

Symptoms of narcolepsy can also include sleep paralysis, cataplexy, hallucinations and disturbed nocturnal sleep.

What are the types of sleep problems?

There are several common types of sleep disorders, including:


Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or get adequate rest at night. It is often a result of stress, medications, jet lag, health issues or even caffeine intake. Insomnia may also be caused by mood disorders like depression and anxiety.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea describes when a persons breathing stops momentarily during sleep, which causes them to wake up often. People with sleep apnea may not recall waking up, but they will usually feel tired, depressed and irritable the next day, or notice a decline in their productivity levels.

Restless leg syndrome (RLS)

RLS causes an uncontrollable urge to move ones legs, or even arms, throughout the night. This urge happens when the person is lying down or resting and is often caused by discomfort, aches or tingling.


Narcolepsy defines uncontrollable and excessive sleepiness during the day. It is a result of a brain mechanism dysfunction that regulates sleeping and waking. Individuals with narcolepsy may experience sleep attacks whilst working, talking, or driving.


Parasomnias are another form of sleep disorders that include night terrors, nightmares, sleep talking, sleepwalking, wetting the bed, teeth grinding and head banging.