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Insomnia

SomnoSleep Consultants

Sleep Medicine located in Northern Virginia

If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you’re not alone. Up to 60% of Americans deal with insomnia, and SomnoSleep Consultants can help treat it. At our office in Northern Virginia, our sleep specialists offer personalized treatment plans for both acute and chronic insomnia. They can also treat sleep disorders like restless leg syndrome that may contribute to insomnia. To schedule an evaluation for insomnia symptoms, call the SomnoSleep Consultants office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Insomnia - FAQs

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it difficult for you to fall asleep or stay asleep. You might also wake up too early and then struggle to get back to sleep. 

Many people experience acute insomnia at some point in life, lasting for a few days or weeks. Acute insomnia might develop because of stress or a traumatic event. You might also have acute insomnia because of:

  • Travel
  • Work schedule
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Eating before bedtime 

Chronic insomnia is sleeplessness that lasts for a month or more. This type of insomnia may result from underlying medical conditions, medications, or for no identifiable reason. You might also develop chronic insomnia because of other sleep disorders, including restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. 

When should I seek treatment for insomnia?

If you’re still exhausted when you wake up in the morning, It’s important to find out why. You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at SomnoSleep Consultants if you have difficulty falling or staying asleep. 

You can also schedule an evaluation if you have other insomnia symptoms like:

  • Waking too early
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Anxiety about sleep
  • Difficulty paying attention or remembering information 

 

Our providers offer comprehensive diagnostic testing services on-site to identify the cause of your insomnia. In addition, they may suggest that you participate in a sleep study to identify sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. 

How is insomnia treated?

The SomnoSleep providers personalize a treatment plan to help improve the quality of your sleep. Some of the insomnia treatments they offer include:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT is an effective, non-drug therapy for acute and chronic insomnia. Your provider can recommend CBT techniques to identify stressors and causes of an overactive mind that trigger insomnia symptoms.

This type of therapy can help you make lifelong changes that improve your life and sleep quality. 

Pharmacotherapy

There are medications available to help you fall asleep and stay asleep; however, sleep medications are a short-term solution for better sleep. Your provider might recommend pharmacotherapy in conjunction with CBT and other conservative treatments. 

Neurobiofeedback

If chronic pain, mental illness, or trauma interfere with your natural sleep cycles, neurobiofeedback training can reset your brain to restore its natural rhythm. 

This noninvasive therapy helps to optimize your brain function, so you can sleep better, enjoy increased clarity, and have more focus and concentration. 

If your provider identifies a sleep disorder, like sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, they will also customize a plan to treat your specific condition. 

Don’t put off an evaluation of insomnia symptoms. Call the SomnoSleep office or book a consultation online today.