According to the National Sleep Foundation, 10-15% of adult American report chronic insomnia—that is, the inability to fall asleep, remain asleep or get adequate restorative sleep for more than one month. Or when there is a repeating pattern of poor sleep for several nights, followed by adequate sleep for a few nights, and then a return to poor sleep for a few nights—this is chronic intermittent insomnia.
Without question, insomnia can profoundly and adversely affect performance, quality of life and wellbeing. In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness, impaired cognitive function and irritability, insomnia may lead to depression or other mood disorders, contribute to automobile accidents and may suppress the immune system. People suffering from insomnia often do not seek help or professional treatment and may try a range of over-the-counter aids or self-medicate to try to address the insomnia. Often, these tactics don’t work and may actual worsen the problem.
Typically it is easier to treat Chronic Intermittent Insomnia as opposed to Chronic Insomnia, and the sleep professionals at Clayton Sleep Institute encourage patients to seek professional medical help during the chronic intermittent phase of insomnia.
At the CSI Insomnia Center our sleep professionals can help you. We have a proprietary process for evaluation and diagnosis of insomnia that allows us to develop a personalized plan of treatment. With proper diagnosis, insomnia can be treated successfully and result in a much higher quality of life for the insomnia sufferer.
To schedule a consultation with the staff of The Insomnia Center at Clayton Sleep Institute, call 314-645-5855.