Take Your Insomnia Seriously
Many of our clients come to us with concerns about insomnia. While most people have trouble falling asleep occasionally, some can actually be suffering from a more serious sleep disorder.
If you are concerned about chronic insomnia, contact us. With proper treatment, people with insomnia can greatly improve their quality of sleep.
Insomnia can be a Symptom of More Serious Sleep Disorders
Chronic Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get adequate rest for at least one month. Some sufferers may experience a repeating pattern of poor sleep for several nights, followed by adequate sleep for a few nights, and then a return to poor sleep. This is called chronic intermittent insomnia.
Too often, sufferers minimize the effects of their insomnia. However, these effects can be quite serious and can include:
Over time, insomnia sufferers are at higher risk of developing chronic diseases. That’s why it’s important to determine the cause of your insomnia and develop a treatment plan.
Please note that turning to a range of over-the-counter aids may not fully address the problem. Some forms of self-medication may even make the problem worse. The sleep professionals at Clayton Sleep Institute encourage patients to seek professional medical help if they are experiencing chronic or chronic intermittent insomnia.
What is Causing Your Insomnia?
While insomnia is a common complaint, it may represent more than one sleep disorder and have more than one cause. Factors that may cause insomnia include:
Anxiety or depression – Often, people suffer from insomnia because they are stressed, anxious, or depressed. Psychological causes are some of the most common causes of sleepless nights. Whether they are a result of a traumatic event or simply the result of ongoing life challenges, feelings of worry or grief can greatly affect a person’s quality of sleep.
Underlying medical problems or illness – Asthma and allergies can contribute to sleep problems; so can acid reflux or chronic pain. An underlying medical condition is often a trigger for a person’s sleep troubles.
Certain medications – If you take a prescription for ADHD, depression, high blood pressure, pain relief, or a range of other health conditions, you may experience insomnia. Often, medication taken at the wrong time can be a culprit.
Other undiagnosed sleep disorders – Insomnia may be a symptom of other sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and others.
In many cases, insomnia can be eased by addressing the underlying causes, like anxiety, and making changes to your sleep habits. However, to fully determine the exact cause of your or a loved one’s sleep problems, it is necessary to perform a complete sleep study.
We are Dedicated to Finding Solutions for Our Patients
Identifying and treating a sleep disorder requires close attention to health and lifestyle information, as well as individual patient evaluations. CSI is one of the few independent medical clinics in the country that address sleep conditions in all of their complexities.
At Clayton Sleep, we have developed a proprietary process for diagnosing sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and tailoring treatment for each individual client. We lead the way in sleep research and comprehensive care.
Our Sleep Studies Can Give You the Diagnosis You Need for Better Sleep
Our process is comprehensive and gives you a clear diagnosis and treatment plan to restore healthy sleep.
Get Help for Your Sleep Disorder with a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
There is hope. Sleep disorders are treatable. If you believe you are suffering from chronic insomnia, don’t wait. Respecting what your mind and body are telling you, acknowledging the serious nature of this disorder, and asking for help are the first steps toward better sleep and better health.
Talk to your doctor about the CSI Insomnia Center