Regain the mental and physical health benefits associated with a good night’s sleep by seeking the source of your insomnia and addressing the underlying issues.
How do I know if I have insomnia?
What are the signs to look out for?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or a combination of both. It can result in poor-quality sleep, which can lead to a number of negative effects on a person’s physical and mental health.
Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, depression, and certain medical conditions or medications. There are several symptoms that may indicate that a person has insomnia and include:
It is important to note that occasional difficulty sleeping is normal and does not necessarily indicate insomnia. However, if a person experiences these symptoms regularly for at least a month, it may be a sign of insomnia.
What is the treatment for insomnia?
Your specific condition requires specific care…
Therapists at Therapy Unlocked treat Insomnia with various approaches and includes:
Behavioral Therapy – This can include techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which aims to change negative thoughts and behaviors that are associated with insomnia.
Relaxation techniques – These can include techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Managing lifestyle changes – This can include things like maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime, and avoiding screens to an hour before bed.
Medication Management – There are several medications that can be used to treat insomnia, including non-benzodiazepine hypnotics and sedative-antihistamines. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any medication for insomnia.
It’s also worth noting that for some people, insomnia can be caused by underlying medical or mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. In these cases, treating the underlying condition can help alleviate the insomnia.
If you have concerns about your sleep on a consistent basis, and it is interfering with your ability to function in your daily life, reach out to us at Therapy Unlocked to set up an appointment.