insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Insomnia is the most common sleep-related complaint and can be caused by a number of factors including stress, depression, stimulants, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, change in sleep environment or schedule.

“Insomnia is the most common sleep-related complaint and can be caused by a number of factors including stress, depression, stimulants, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, change in sleep environment or schedule.”

Sleep studies are generally suggested when another sleep disorder such as narcolepsy or apnea is contributing to or causing the insomnia. Chronically acquiring too little sleep can lead to serious health problems and significantly decrease quality of life. For this reason, it is essential to determine the underlying causes of insomnia and provide solutions.

Insomnia Statistics:

  • 20-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year
  • 1 out of 3 people have insomnia at some point in their lives
  • Over 70 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep and wakefulness
  • Of those, 60% have a chronic disorder

Symptoms Include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty falling back to sleep
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Daytime fatigue

Treating Insomnia

Therapy for insomnia begins after the causes for it are understood. Every individual requires a tailored therapeutic approach that may include psychological, medical, and behavioral tools.

“Every individual requires a tailored therapeutic approach that may include psychological, medical, and behavioral tools.”

At IIS, we work with psychiatrists and psychologists to provide cognitive behavioral therapies, as well as with multiple pharmaceutical companies to provide the latest in medical therapies. Of course, treatments for other sleep disorders that result in insomnia are always available at our Center.