You spend about one-third of your life in bed, so difficulty sleeping has an enormous impact on your physical and emotional health. Our providers at Ohio Psychiatric Services, provide compassionate, comprehensive care for patients with insomnia. The team can help you address the root cause of your sleep disorder, so you can get the rest you need to enjoy a full, productive life. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Lancaster, Ohio, or book an appointment online today.
What is insomnia?
When you suffer from insomnia, you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or you wake up too early without getting enough rest. Insomnia affects your energy, your mood, and your brain’s ability to function well.
Most adults experience trouble sleeping now and then. Short periods of insomnia are also common, but these usually resolve after a few weeks. When your insomnia persists for months or years, it can have an adverse effect on your health, job performance, and overall quality of life.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
In addition to difficulty sleeping, insomnia may cause the following symptoms:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
- Increased mistakes or accidents
Because lack of sleep has such a debilitating effect on the overall quality of life, you may find that you spend a significant amount of time worrying about your insomnia and seeking remedies for your sleep disorder.
What causes insomnia?
A variety of factors can impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Some of these include:
- Medical issues, such as asthma or pregnancy
- Physical problems, such as acid reflux or headaches
- Drug or alcohol use
- Irregular work schedules
Mental health conditions can also contribute to insomnia. It is a common symptom of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
How is insomnia treated?
The first step to addressing insomnia is determining the underlying cause of the condition.
The team at Ohio Psychiatric Services begins with a comprehensive evaluation. They may also recommend you see your medical doctor to determine if a health condition contributes to your sleep troubles.
Once your provider determines the cause of your sleep disorder, they design a personalized plan to address the underlying issues that prevent you from getting your rest. Your treatment plan may include medication, such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, or sleep aids.
However, most patients benefit from counseling in addition to medication. Therapy helps you process negative emotions and resolve painful experiences that can lead to insomnia. It also helps address other mental health conditions like depression or PTSD.
For effective insomnia treatment that restores your ability to sleep well, schedule an evaluation at Ohio Psychiatric Services. Call the office or book an appointment online today.