What is it?
Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. A condition that is rampant in today’s modern society, patients who experience regular insomnia commonly walk through life in a fatigued haze. While stressful events in life may cause a few nights of poor sleep, insomnia that is ongoing must be investigated, as inadequate restful sleep can predispose a person to a host of other medical issues.
• A common complaint of inadequate sleep quality or nonrestorative sleep despite adequate opportunity
• Disturbance of nocturnal sleep patterns lead to daytime drowsiness and may cause accidents
• Insomnia at some level affects >60 million adults in the US
• Affects all age groups
• Sleep needs vary between individuals
• The elderly are particularly affected
• Insomnia is a symptom that is associated with a variety of medical, psychiatric, and sleep disorders
How do we treat it?
There are many causes of insomnia, and often the issues are multifaceted. Sleep is a time to let go of the events of the day and surrender to restorative downtime. Often, patients who suffer from insomnia have difficulty with relaxing in other situations as well. We will work with you to explore this issue, and offer remedy and supplement suggestions along with lifestyle counseling to facilitate restful sleep. There may be a hormonal imbalance that contributes to your insomnia, which we can test for and treat with a variety of remedies depending upon the cause. Nervous system hyper-excitability is often a factor in insomnia, and we will work with you to retrain your nervous system to let go at the end of the day and allow your body and mind to rest and get the restorative sleep you need for optimal health.