Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia is characterized by the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night. It can be caused by a number of factors, some mental and some physical. When left untreated, insomnia can lead to sleep deprivation and the host of challenges that come with it. If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from insomnia, Advanced Psychiatry DFW is here to help. All you need to do is give us a call or fill out our online form and we will schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.

 

Insomnia Facts and Statistics

There are two types of insomnia: acute and chronic.

Acute insomnia lasts for a short time and usually happens as a reaction to something identifiable, such as an illness or a stressful situation. Chronic insomnia is ongoing and may have a medical, emotional, or environmental cause. Pain is another factor that contributes to chronic insomnia.

In our fast-paced 24-hour culture, insomnia is an unfortunately common condition. It’s estimated that 30 – 35% of adults in America experience sleeplessness. 15 – 20% have acute insomnia for up to three months, and 10% have a chronic insomnia disorder. Sleepy drivers account for about 100,000 traffic accidents every year, many of which are fatal.

Insomnia becomes a problem when it lasts for a long time and causes sleep deprivation, leaving the sufferer mentally impaired and exhausted. This affects their performance in school or at work, and may have a negative impact on their emotional health and personal relationships. Whenever insomnia decreases someone’s quality of life, it’s time to get help.

 

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What Causes Insomnia?

The causes of insomnia vary, but some of the most common include:

  • Stressful Life Changes
  • Physical Pain or Discomfort
  • Noise, Light or Extreme Temperatures
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Changes in Sleep Schedule
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Stress
  • Decline in Grades or Work Quality
  • Ongoing Concerns about Sleep
  • Mood Disturbances
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Depression or Anxiety

    Symptoms of Insomnia

    Sleeplessness is the major symptom of insomnia. This includes the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get restful sleep. Other symptoms are:

        • Daytime Fatigue
        • General Tiredness
        • Irritability
        • Memory Problems
        • Difficulty Concentrating
        • Decline in Grades or Work Quality
        • Ongoing Concerns about Sleep
        • Mood Disturbances
        • Lack of Motivation
        • Depression or Anxiety

      Treatments for Insomnia

      The first step toward overcoming insomnia is finding out the root cause. Sometimes medication is needed in order to cope with underlying mental disorders that could be causing the insomnia. At Advanced Psychiatry DFW, we specialize in treating anxiety and mood disorders. Our nurse practitioners will look at your medical history and ask questions about your insomnia to better understand your circumstances. Then they will prescribe appropriate medication to help you relax, help you sleep, or elevate your mood. We carefully monitor your progress during follow-up exams and adjust your dosage as needed.

      Other treatments for insomnia include sleep studies, physical examinations, and holistic approaches like meditation and yoga. Make sure your sleep environment is conducive to having a restful night. Turn off all electronics at least one hour before bed. Avoid caffeine in the evening. Set your thermostat to keep your room slightly cool. If noises keep you awake, consider using white noise or ear plugs.

      If your insomnia persists in spite of these measures, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We want to help you have a good night’s sleep so that you can live a happier and more productive life.

      Call Advanced Psychiatry DFW for Insomnia Help

      Insomnia is more than just insufficient sleep. It is a serious disorder that can negatively impact many areas of your life. When it becomes a problem for you or someone you love, call us or use our online form to schedule an evaluation. Our compassionate care team will help you overcome your insomnia and improve your quality of life.

         

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          Advanced Psychiatry, P.L.L.C

          1100 E. Southlake Blvd Ste 300

          Southlake , TX 76092 US

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