When you’re suffering from insomnia, it can adversely affect your physical and mental well-being. At Anchor Care in Green Brook, New Jersey, Adetutu Ogunmefun, DNP, offers treatment for insomnia to help you get the rest your mind and body need for optimal functioning. If you or a loved one needs assistance with insomnia, call today or use this website to book an appointment.
Insomnia is not the occasional poor night of sleep caused by stress or an illness, such as a cold. It causes regular trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and you may need medical help if your disrupted sleep occurs at least three nights per week and lasts for a minimum of three months.
Chronically poor sleep can lead to symptoms like:
Insomnia treatments help resolve these side effects and prevent the long-term health consequences of sleep disturbances. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
Without good sleep, you experience adverse effects on your perception and judgment. At work, you’ll likely be less productive and make more errors. Sleep disturbances can also make you drowsy while driving, with potentially devastating consequences.
Certain medical conditions can cause insomnia, including:
Stress can also affect your ability to sleep soundly and is a leading cause of insomnia.
Depression and anxiety can cause insomnia. If your sleep is disturbed by feelings of worry or you feel overstimulated, there may be a psychological reason for your insomnia.
Dr. Ogunmefun considers the likely cause of your insomnia to create a treatment plan that suits your needs. If you have an underlying health condition, like sleep apnea or chronic pain, she’ll work to resolve it as well. Medications, psychological therapy, and relaxation techniques can also help when there are physical or psychological causes of insomnia.
Behavioral treatments can be as effective as medications for helping with insomnia.
You can also help resolve your insomnia with lifestyle changes. Setting a regular bedtime, creating bedtime rituals, avoiding caffeine later in the day, and making your room cool and dark can all help you sleep more soundly.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and it’s affecting your work, relationships, and quality of life, it’s important to seek professional help.
If you or a loved one needs assistance with insomnia, call the Anchor Care office in Green Brook, New Jersey, or use this website to book an appointment today.