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What is Insomnia

On average our body needs about seven to nine hours of sleep each night to properly rest and heal from the daily exertion of everyday life. However, many sleep related surveys carried out have shown that we are not getting the amount of sleep that is ideally needed.

People who regularly find it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep, might be suffering from insomnia or any other sleep disorder. Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder that makes it difficult for you to fall or stay asleep, which can lead to extreme fatigue. The most common reason of people having insomnia is stress. If you are concerned you might have insomnia, then you must seek help from a qualified practitioner. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of insomnia and the symptoms associated with insomnia to support yourself or a loved one that might be suffering with this sleep disorder.

Types of Insomnia

There are different types of insomnia which require specialized treatment.

Acute Insomnia: It refers to a brief period of sleeping problem and may be caused by sudden life stressor. It can be resolved on its own.

Chronic Insomnia: Insomnia becomes a chronic issue when you have recurring pattern of sleep difficulties.

Onset Insomnia: It is defined by difficulty falling asleep at night. Stress, anxiety, or too much screen time at night can make it harder to relax and fall asleep.

Maintenance insomnia: It describes difficulty staying asleep. This is often caused by evening alcohol or caffeine consumption which can disrupt your deep sleep.

Comorbid insomnia: When insomnia is caused by conditions like gastric reflux, arthritis, chronic pain, depression and anxiety.

Symptoms of Insomnia

According to experts as many as 70 million adults in the United States live with a sleep disorder. Although there are numerous types of sleep disorders, insomnia is the most common.

If you are facing reduced or limited sleep occasionally, then it is nothing to worry about. However, if you are experiencing symptoms like trouble falling asleep, restlessness, fatigue or difficulty focusing for a month or more then it's time to seek a professional’s help.

Treatment of Insomnia

Regardless of the type and cause of your insomnia, there are multiple treatment options available. Your practitioner at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates may combine multiple therapies to resolve your insomnia as quickly and efficiently as possible. A comprehensive Insomnia treatment plan can include Cognitive-behavioral therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, light therapy and psychiatric medication. In some cases, medications may be helpful, especially when combined with any of the therapies.

The team of compassionate and qualified practitioners at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan so you can overcome this sleep disorder. The providers at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates also offer personalized medication management services to monitor your medications and ensure that you are taking proper medication in proper doses. If you’re experiencing symptoms of insomnia, the exceptional team at Boston Neurobehavioral Associates that is now offering services in Chicago, Illinois, can help you manage insomnia. Book your insomnia evaluation by visiting www.bostonneurobehavioral.com or by calling us.

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