Wonder Years draws on years of experience to provide comprehensive diagnostic assessment, secondary findings, and follow-up treatment for a wide range of mental health issues, including sleeping disorders like insomnia. Read on to learn more about insomnia.
Learn More About Insomnia
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, yet we do not think about it unless we can’t sleep. Insomnia is a disorder that affects millions around the world, especially with our modern lifestyles and increased use of technology. People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, wake up feeling lethargic even after hours of sleep, and feel so exhausted that they are unable to function correctly during the day.
Symptoms and Causes of Insomnia
Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Besides feeling lethargic and sleepy during the day, a person with insomnia may have mood swings, is easily irritable, and may even have anxiety. It is an overall feeling of not being mentally and physically well. Over time, not only will it undermine the person’s ability to do daily tasks, they may even become depressed and experience other chronic issues such as heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity.
Although certain medications can cause insomnia, they can also be due to environmental factors. Situations such as jet lag, changes to sleep patterns like sleeping in a foreign place, stress, or traumatic events can cause a person to lose sleep. Psychological issues like depression, anxiety or substance use can cause insomnia. And people who experience chronic pain like arthritis or have other sleep disorders like sleep apnea may also experience insomnia.
The way we lead our lives affects the quality of sleep we get. For example, people who frequently travel to different time zones or engage in shift work may confuse their circadian rhythms and cause them to lose sleep. Similarly, people who lead sedentary lifestyles may have less sense of when it is time to sleep. Those with high-stress levels, who take frequent naps, or drink a lot of caffeine and alcohol, may also find it challenging to get quality sleep.
How Wonder Years Can Help with Insomnia
If you are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep and experience significant sleepiness in the daytime that impacts your daily functioning, you should also consult a professional. Wonder Years offers assessments that help you understand your situation before diagnosis and treatment. The American College of Physicians recommends cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as an effective treatment for Insomnia. Our team of trained professionals will offer guidance and teach you techniques to address those behaviors that stop you from getting quality sleep.
Why Choose Wonder Years?
With a focus on the well-being of our patients, we work hand in hand with family members, teachers, and other care providers to provide holistic support, medication, and suitable treatment methods. Our team consists of highly-trained psychiatrists and psychotherapists who will walk with you and see you through this journey to well-being.
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