Sleep is an essential and impactful part of everyone’s daily routine. We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s no surprise that poor sleep can impact every part of our waking life. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. With insomnia, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting good quality sleep. This happens even if you have the time and the right environment to sleep well. Insomnia can get in the way of your daily activities and may make you feel sleepy during the day.
Effects of Insomnia
- Daytime fatigue
- Frustration when trying to sleep
- Impaired memory and focus
- Low mood
- Decreased daytime productivity
- Increased anxiety
- Impaired immune function
- Exacerbated chronic pain symptoms
You don’t have to suffer alone. McLean Counseling Center specializes in treating insomnia and other sleep issues.
Treatment starts with a complete evaluation of your sleep patterns and problems. We’ll explore any daytime factors that may impact your sleep quality, including stress, anxiety, and your daily habits. After gaining an understanding of your individual situation, your provider will work with you to support healthy sleep habits from all angles.
Our practitioners have backgrounds in sleep medicine and psychiatry, enabling them to offer a unique treatment approach. And since as many as 40% of insomnia patients also have a coexisting psychiatric condition (most often depression or a panic disorder), our providers can address those concerns as well.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques are proven effective to improve and maintain sleep quality. In many cases, this can be accomplished without medication.
Some patients may find medication helpful to support their other treatments. If medication is needed, our providers will work with you to find the most non-invasive dosage possible to help you sleep without interfering with other areas of your life. Over time, your provider will continue working on finding holistic, behavioral solutions to your sleep issues. This often eliminates the need for medication long-term.
1 in 3 adults suffer from a sleep disorder. This can include trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or other sleep problems. Unrestorative sleep also causes memory impairment, has been associated with immune dysfunction, and can also exacerbate pain symptoms.
With years of experience in sleep medicine and psychiatry, there is no aspect of day or night that we cannot improve together. Let’s get started on a treatment plan today and get your sleep back on track!