Insomnia Specialist in Tolleson, AZ
Are you having sleep issues such as difficulty sleeping, sleepiness in the daytime, anxiety, or lack of attention? These symptoms can be an indication of an underlying sleep disorder known as insomnia. There are many physical, environmental, and psychological factors that contribute to developing insomnia. At Jade Health and Wellness, we can help you address the mental health concerns that may be contributing to your poor quality of sleep. Consult online with Courtney Gaines if you are having trouble sleeping. Courtney Gaines is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Jade Health and Wellness. She has considerable experience in the field of behavioral health and a doctorate degree in Nursing from Idaho University. Contact us for more information about our insomnia specialist, or book an online appointment – let us help you return restfulness to your nighttime routine. We are located in Tolleson, AZ. Jade Health and Wellness is currently remote.
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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people all over the world. With insomnia, sufferers have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep which leads to poor-quality rest. This often results in high levels of fatigue during the day, mood swings, worsening mental and physical health, and slower reaction times.
Insomnia is classified as a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders are characterized by difficulties procuring quality and restful sleep which can result in daytime fatigue and impaired mental and physical functioning.
Although insomnia is considered a sleep disorder, it often walks hand in hand with mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or cognitive disorders. Mental health conditions can often result in the development of insomnia or other sleep-related disorders. On the flip side, difficulty sleeping can also exacerbate mental health conditions.
No matter what the cause, if you’re suffering from consistent trouble sleeping it’s important to get it addressed by a healthcare professional as soon as possible to prevent serious mental and physical complications.
Insomnia may develop because of a singular environmental, medical, or mental health condition or because of multiple issues working in combination with each other. While there are many factors that can play a part in the development of insomnia, the most common are:
● A disruptive or uncomfortable sleep environment
● High caffeine/stimulant intake
● Inconsistent work schedules
● Medical conditions, such as acid reflux, asthma, heart disease, etc.
● Mental health disorders, such as anxiety or depression
● Poor eating habits
● Poor sleep habits
● Prescribed and/or over-the-counter medications
● Sleep-related ailments, such as restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea
● Traveling between different time zones
A healthcare professional, such as your primary care physician, a sleep specialist, or a psychiatrist, will be able to help you identify the reason behind your sleep disturbances and to develop a plan to address these issues.
Insomnia can be temporary, lasting only a short period of time, or it can be a longstanding issue.
Short-term insomnia is characterized by a brief period of sleeping difficulty, most often caused by stressful life events. It lasts for less than three months and generally resolves on its own with time and as the amount of stress decreases.
In contrast, chronic insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep on a consistent basis. Those with chronic insomnia experience poor quality sleep a minimum of three nights a week for a period of three months or longer. This type of insomnia can be tied to stressful life events, external environmental factors, fluctuating sleep schedules, underlying medical conditions, inadequate sleep hygiene, and/or coinciding sleep disorders.
Insomnia, whether short-term or long-term, is rarely permanent if treated. If you’re having difficulty falling or remaining asleep, a healthcare professional can help you identify and treat the underlying issues and improve the overall quality of your sleep.
Insomnia is rarely permanent and can often be resolved with the help of a medical practitioner. There is a wide variety of treatment methods available, including self-care practices, behavioral therapies, stress-management exercises, prescribed or over-the-counter medications, and sleep aids.
The most common treatment options for insomnia are:
● Changing medications that may be causing sleeplessness
● Developing better sleep practices and nighttime routines
● Identifying and resolving environmental disturbances
● Light therapy
● Prescription medications
● Psychotherapy (including cognitive behavioral therapy)
● Using noise-canceling equipment or sound machines
● Using relaxation/breathing techniques
● Utilizing over-the-counter sleep aides
By working with the appropriate healthcare provider, you can identify which treatment method, or combination of treatment methods will work best for you. Your treatment plan should be designed with your unique situation in mind and should work to resolve the underlying issues that are contributing to your insomnia.
At Jade Health and Wellness, we can help you achieve mental clarity for a better quality of sleep. We work with you to identify and resolve the issues causing your insomnia for a night of more consistent and restful sleep. Contact us today if you’d like to speak to one of our mental health professionals about our services or book online at your earliest convenience. We serve patients from Tolleson AZ, Avondale AZ, Phoenix AZ, Buckeye AZ, Yuma AZ, Tonopah AZ, and Las Vegas Nevada.