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.
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.
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 ofteneliminates 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. Here’s how sleep therapy in Arlington, VA can help you get back to consistent, restful sleep.
Insomnia most commonly results in daytime fatigue and night time frustration. By day, low energy can result in low mood, and increased anxiety – as many as 40% of patients with insomnia will also have a coexisting psychiatric condition – most often depression and or a panic disorder. 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!