Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling and staying asleep, as well as waking up in the middle of the night unable to return to sleep.
Insomnia can be caused by a number of factors and can be either acute or chronic. Acute insomnia is brief and only happens based on life circumstances (like being stressed the night before a work meeting), while chronic insomnia is characterized by the inability to fall asleep at least three nights per week.
Changes in environment, unhealthy sleep habits, night shift work, clinical disorders, and certain medications can contribute to insomnia.
At Simply Psychiatry, our dedicated team of professionals can diagnose and properly treat insomnia. Upon diagnosis, your doctor will determine the cause(s) and develop a treatment plan personalized to you.
Some common treatments include:
- Changing your sleep habits
- Addressing outside issues like stress, lifestyle choices, medical conditions, and medications
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: relaxation techniques, light therapy, sleep restrictions, and more
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter sleep aids
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.