Not sleeping well because of insomnia can affect your physical and psychological health. If you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, the experts at Nevada Family Psychiatry in downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada, offer effective treatments. Jay Somers, PA-C, DHSc, and his staff provide several insomnia treatments to help you rest easier and sleep longer. Call the office today to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking tab.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder affecting about 25% of Americans — about 80 million people. It makes it difficult for them to fall or stay asleep, which can cause excessive daytime fatigue and physical health problems. Getting a good night’s rest is absolutely necessary for good health and is entirely possible with the right treatment.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
The symptoms of insomnia include:
When left untreated, complications associated with untreated insomnia include:
You might also suffer reduced athletic performance.
The cause of your insomnia might be unclear, but it could be related to stress, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), lack of exercise, or frequent changes in your routine and bedtime.
Your insomnia risk increases if you sleep poorly, take certain medications, have mental health conditions that cause insomnia, or are female or elderly.
Avoid large meals, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol before bed to reduce your insomnia risk. Get regular exercise, keep your stress levels low, and follow a set routine. Limit or avoid naps late in the day, and sleep in a cool, dark room.
Dr. Somers can diagnose insomnia after reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. He completes a psychological evaluation by asking a series of questions about your behavior patterns and mood. You might also be asked to have a physical and laboratory work done to investigate other causes of your symptoms.
Insomnia treatments include:
Dr. Somers might suggest cognitive-behavioral therapy or other forms of psychotherapy to improve your sleep patterns and overall quality of life.
Call the Nevada Family Psychiatry office today to be screened and treated for insomnia. You can also use the online “request an appointment” tab.