Insomnia TreatmentAthens, GA
Getting the proper amount of sleep is a crucial part of a person’s ability to function each day. Without the appropriate amount of uninterrupted sleep, people will begin to experience changes in their level of energy, overall mood and more. Insomnia treatment involves providing customized professional care for the sleep disorder and the symptoms of fatigue, difficulty focusing and other health issues.
Insomnia treatment is offered at Athena Medical Clinic in Athens and the surrounding area. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can cause the patient to feel more than just fatigue throughout the day. While people can have trouble falling asleep from time to time, insomnia can become a frequent issue that becomes chronic. Dr. Deepak Das, M.D. and the team can help customize sleep treatment for the patient.
If you are struggling with sleeping and believe insomnia to be the cause, call us at (706) 608-4072 to schedule an appointment.
Customized insomnia treatment
With several possible causes of insomnia, it is crucial to seek professional treatment. At Athena Medical Clinic our team can customize the insomnia treatment to the needs of the patient to help them get the proper sleep they need. While insomnia treatment can involve medication, it will focus on treating the sources of sleep issues instead of just relieving the symptoms.
Since causes of insomnia can include stress, the treatment will need to address possible reasons for it. Benefits of our insomnia treatment can include:
To customize the treatment to the needs of each patient, we will need to conduct a examine the patient’s sleep habits and possibly conduct a sleep study.
Symptoms and signs of insomnia
Since sleep issues are a common problem, it is beneficial to know the signs and symptoms of a more serious sleep issue. Differentiating between minor difficulty sleeping and insomnia can help patients understand what they need to do. If the patient is struggling with insomnia, simply drinking some tea before bed will not be enough. This is where we come in.
We can help patients determine the cause of insomnia by reviewing the symptoms and assessing their overall health. Signs and symptoms of insomnia can include:
In fact, people who go through a traumatic or stressful event may experience acute insomnia for a few days or weeks following the event. The stress from work or a busy schedule can also cause insomnia and sleep issues.
Customizing insomnia treatment
Along with the stress from work, school, busy schedules, finances and more, poor sleeping habits can also cause insomnia. For instance, taking too long of naps or having an irregular sleep schedule can cause insomnia. Even eating too much food late in the evening can increase the difficulty of falling asleep. Over time, eating before bed can cause insomnia to develop.
Certain medications can include insomnia as a side effect. We can help provide treatment for insomnia by reviewing these factors. The treatment process can involve a:
With a physical exam, we can check possible causing factors from the patient’s overall health. If we find any factors or medical problems that are causing insomnia, then we can customize the treatment. We may also recommend a blood test to check for a variety of problems, including a possible thyroid problem.
We will need the patient to go over their nightly routine and the type of sleep issues they have. If the patient has trouble falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night or irregular sleep patterns, we need to know. Patients may keep track of their patterns with a sleep diary for a few weeks. We may also require the patient to be part of a sleep study so we can determine the specific cause of the sleep apnea.
The treatment we recommend can involve lifestyle changes, therapeutic techniques and temporary prescription medication to help patients get a full night of sleep. To identify the cause and treat your insomnia, call us at (706) 608-4072 to schedule an appointment.
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