Insomnia Treatment – Dallas, TX
When You Have Trouble Falling Asleep
Insomnia is largely underdiagnosed but affects one in four individuals in the United States. The inability to fall or stay asleep can have damaging effects on your health and well-being, specifically when it comes to your personal and professional life. Studies indicate that patients should be screened early on to ensure symptoms are not developing and that screenings should continue over the years. If you feel chronically fatigued because of the lack of sleep you are experiencing each day, call our office to schedule an appointment for insomnia treatment in Dallas. A sleep doctor will evaluate you and recommend the appropriate course of action to help you start getting the sleep you need.
What Is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that inhibits a person’s ability to fall or stay asleep. Resulting in chronic fatigue and reduced energy, it can hinder an individual’s health, work performance, and personal relationships.
Short-term and long-term (chronic) are the two types of insomnia. The former may only occur for a few days or weeks, while the latter can last for months. Commonly linked to obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia can also be the result of certain medications or health conditions.
Symptoms of Insomnia
Ranging in severity, insomnia can be mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms may not be evident initially; however, as the condition worsens, it can result in a person’s poor quality of life.
The most common symptoms associated with insomnia include:
- Mild anxiety
- Daytime fatigue
- Consistent tiredness
Our team at Star Sleep & Wellness in Dallas will not only listen but partner with patients to develop safe and effective treatment options that target the source of insomnia and produce positive results. Because moderate to severe insomnia can cause a person to be unable to function in daily life, it is necessary that treatment be administered early on before symptoms worsen.
What Causes Insomnia?
Apart from short-term and long-term insomnia, there is also acute and secondary insomnia. Patients with acute insomnia often experience non-medical situations that cause bouts of sleeplessness, such as a change in work schedule, poor lighting, loud noises, lifestyle habits, or certain medications that treat allergies, asthma, high blood pressure, or even depression.
Those with secondary insomnia typically have a medical condition that is known to make falling and staying asleep a challenge. Cancer, anxiety, chronic pain, stress, and diabetes are all examples of conditions related to secondary insomnia.
Consequences of Insomnia
Treating insomnia during its mild stages is important if patients want to avoid more serious consequences often associated with this sleep disorder, some of which include:
- Poor awareness and functioning while driving
- Poor work or school performance
- An increased risk of developing substance abuse addiction, depression, and anxiety
- Prolonged medical conditions that can plague a person’s health and well-being
Not Sure if You Have Insomnia? Talk to the Team at Star Sleep & Wellness in Dallas
Sleepless nights no longer have to be a reality when scheduling an appointment with Star Sleep & Wellness in Dallas. Our sleep doctors can provide proven treatments that are designed to improve symptoms associated with insomnia, delivering high-quality results that improve a person’s quality of life.
Specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of insomnia, our sleep doctors can evaluate your medical history and current situation to determine whether you require medication or more thorough treatment. Dr. Austin, our licensed sleep psychologist in Dallas, can help to address any mental health issues you might have that are causing you to lose valuable sleep.
Diagnosing & Treating Insomnia
The diagnosis and treatment of insomnia begin by scheduling an appointment with a member of our team. Our sleep specialists will review your symptoms and discuss your medical history before deciding how best to proceed.
If a sleep study is recommended, we will refer you to our in-house lab or provide an at-home test. After analyzing the data collected, we will determine if any other underlying problems are causing your insomnia. A personalized treatment plan will be created that includes one or more treatment options, such as:
- Taking herbal supplements to help with sleep
- Eliminating naps
- Incorporating exercise throughout the day
- Avoiding screens before bedtime
If a patient suffers from severe insomnia, we might recommend:
- Relaxation Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Stimulus Control Therapy