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Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or achieve restful, restorative sleep even when given the opportunity. Occasional insomnia is usually not a cause for concern. But when the condition becomes chronic, it can severely affect your physical and mental health. Men, women, and even children suffer from insomnia.
A lack of adequate sleep can have many serious consequences, including:
Most often insomnia is a symptom of an underlying psychological issue such as anxiety, stress, depression, or just feeling overwhelmed. Individuals who have trouble sleeping are usually feeling worried or nervous.
Sometimes insomnia begins with an acute episode that turns into a chronic problem. For example, an individual may have difficulty sleeping for one or two nights after a particularly stressful incident. This leads to unhealthy sleep habits like waking up in the middle of the night, feeling stressed and then eating or drinking alcohol to relax. Such poor sleep habits exacerbate insomnia by causing worry over not being able to get a good night's sleep, thus becoming a vicious cycle.
Less often, insomnia is caused by a medical condition such as sleep apnea or is the side effect of a medication.
The practice's psychotherapist, Richard Siegel, has helped many people get a good night’s sleep and enjoy waking up in the morning feeling refreshed. Treatment begins with the completion of an in-depth questionnaire about your sleep habits and medical and emotional health. Once he finds the cause of your insomnia, he designs a treatment plan that may include one or more of the following: