It is Possible to Overcome Sleep Problems

Sleep at night and enjoy the day.

What Are the Causes?

On average, most adults need seven to eight hours a night for a good quality of life. However, the quantity and quality of sleep varies from person to person. Lack of enough or disrupted sleep can lead to sleep disorders impacting ones mental and physical health. Insomnia is a sleep disorder caused by difficulties in either falling and staying asleep or not getting enough sleep. It causes dissatisfaction with sleep quality and daytime tiredness. This can eventually lead to poor quality of life, and changes in mood, health, and impairment in a person’s social, academic, and work performance. Stress, traumatic events, medical conditions, or medications can lead you to experience short-term (acute) insomnia, lasting days, or weeks. Or long-term (chronic) insomnia that occurs three times weekly for three months or longer.

Causes of Sleep Problems:

Anxiety, worry, or stress

Anxiety, worry, or stress can keep your mind active when you fall asleep, and keep it active, causing you poor sleep, or early awakenings.

Hectic work or travel schedules

Hectic work or travel schedules can disrupt your body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and metabolism among many things leading to insomnia. Some of the causes of this include traveling frequently for work or working various shifts at work.

Noise, TV and Smartphones

Disrupted sleep patterns can contribute to insomnia. These can include going to bed at irregular hours, napping, a troublesome sleep environment, excessive noise, eating too much before sleeping, watching TV, and use of smartphones before bedtime. All these can affect your sleep cycle.

Medical Conditions

Various medical conditions can result in insomnia. For example, one may have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome which can all prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Other examples of medical conditions associated with insomnia include chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and many mental health disorders.

Medicines

Several common drugs can interrupt normal sleep patterns causing insomnia. These are asthma drugs for heart, blood pressure, and drugs, as well as over-the-counter medicines for colds, allergies, and pain that contain stimulants preventing you from sleeping. Other drugs, such as certain antidepressants, ADHD medications, corticosteroids, and Parkinson's disease-related medications can also affect your sleep.

Drugs, alcohol and other stimulants

Drugs, stimulants, and alcohol can all keep you from getting proper sleep. Drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea and soda can prevent you from falling asleep for they are all stimulants. May seem like it helps one in sleeping, however, it prevents deeper stages of sleep which are important for one’s body to reset for a fresher start the next day.

What Are the Causes?

On average, most adults need seven to eight hours a night for a good quality of life. However, the quantity and quality of sleep varies from person to person. Lack of enough or disrupted sleep can lead to sleep disorders impacting ones mental and physical health. Insomnia is a sleep disorder caused by difficulties in either falling and staying asleep or not getting enough sleep. It causes dissatisfaction with sleep quality and daytime tiredness. This can eventually lead to poor quality of life, and changes in mood, health, and impairment in a person’s social, academic, and work performance. Stress, traumatic events, medical conditions, or medications can lead you to experience short-term (acute) insomnia, lasting days, or weeks. Or long-term (chronic) insomnia that occurs three times weekly for three months or longer.

Causes of Sleep Problems:

Anxiety, worry, or stress

Anxiety, worry, or stress can keep your mind active when you fall asleep, and keep it active, causing you poor sleep, or early awakenings.

Hectic work or travel schedules

Hectic work or travel schedules can disrupt your body’s internal clock (circadian rhythm) that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and metabolism among many things leading to insomnia. Some of the causes of this include traveling frequently for work or working various shifts at work.

Noise, TV and Smartphones

Disrupted sleep patterns can contribute to insomnia. These can include going to bed at irregular hours, napping, a troublesome sleep environment, excessive noise, eating too much before sleeping, watching TV, and use of smartphones before bedtime. All these can affect your sleep cycle.

Medical Conditions

Various medical conditions can result in insomnia. For example, one may have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless legs syndrome which can all prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Other examples of medical conditions associated with insomnia include chronic pain, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and many mental health disorders.

Medicines

Several common drugs can interrupt normal sleep patterns causing insomnia. These are asthma drugs for heart, blood pressure, and drugs, as well as over-the-counter medicines for colds, allergies, and pain that contain stimulants preventing you from sleeping. Other drugs, such as certain antidepressants, ADHD medications, corticosteroids, and Parkinson's disease-related medications can also affect your sleep.

Drugs, alcohol and other stimulants

Drugs, stimulants, and alcohol can all keep you from getting proper sleep. Drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea and soda can prevent you from falling asleep for they are all stimulants. May seem like it helps one in sleeping, however, it prevents deeper stages of sleep which are important for one’s body to reset for a fresher start the next day.

We Are Here For You

It is possible to overcome Sleep Problems and feel like yourself again.

We can help you improve your condition through multiple treatment options such as:

  • Prescription medications
  • Ketamine therapy
  • Psychotherapy

What You Should Expect

We are a primary care group that cares for individuals with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, B.E.D., and other diagnoses. We primarily work with our patients to identify and diagnose the condition followed by the appropriate medication management. We believe in a holistic approach – combining lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness, psychotherapy and when needed, medications. Every person is unique and the key is in personalizing the right medication and the right dose. We use gene-drug information to guide the correct medication choice for the individual, instead of trying different medications to find the right one.

We approach every patient with respect. It is your mind and your body and YOU know it best. We do not believe in telling people what to do. Instead, we will work with you and provide scientific evidence and logic for the proposed plan of care. We want you to be very involved in your care as only YOU can tell us what you are feeling.

We will work with you on medication management as indicated, while you regain your balance. We believe in treating symptoms to remission, so people can be their true selves. We are open to patients of all identities, orientations, and beliefs – we urge you to bring your differences. Your strict privacy is very important to us.

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Our Philosophy of Care

We believe in a holistic approach to mental health that combines lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness, therapy when needed and medications.

It is your body and we respect that. What you put into your body should be your decision.

We want you to be very involved in your care as only YOU can tell us how and what you are feeling.

We do not believe in telling people what to do. Instead, we would like to work with you and provide scientific evidence and logic for the proposed plan of care.

Every person is unique and the key is in personalizing the right medication and the right dose. We use gene-drug information to guide the correct medication choice for the individual.

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