Do you have trouble getting a good night’s rest? Plagued by insomnia, racing thoughts, or restless sleep?
Are you exhausted during the day?
Are you trying to avoid taking sleep medication, or finding your sleep medication is no longer working?
You are not alone. According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health, about 30-40% of adults say they have some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, and about 10-15 percent of adults say they have chronic insomnia. Many turn to medication because it is a quick fix or because it is what your MD prescribed.
However, most sleep medication is designed to be used for only a few weeks at most. Using it longer can lead your body to depend on it to be able to sleep, and can lead you to believe you cannot sleep without it.
If you’ve found yourself on this web page, you are likely trying to find another way, and I’m happy to tell you there is one. Cognitive-behavioral treatment for insomnia (CBT-I) is effective in restoring a good healthy sleep pattern. The benefit over medication is that it teaches you about sleep, about how your body and mind work together to allow you to sleep, and in this way it empowers you to be in control.
Once you have received treatment for insomnia, you will always have the tools to keep an occasional sleepless night from turning into insomnia in the future.
Schedule an appointment today, and give yourself the gift of good sleep.
The more I know about your current sleep habits at the first appointment the faster we can get started in changing them. Please complete a sleep diary and bring it with you to your first appointment.
Want more information? Check out these sleep links
Sleep Education from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Get a jump on changing your sleep habits for the better. Check out this link with sleep hygiene tips.