Insomnia

Diagnosis, Treatment, & Management of Insomnia in Adults

The certified adult psychiatrists at Aura MD’s Houston office help patients to address the symptoms associated with insomnia, a common and highly treatable condition that many adults face today.

What Is Insomnia?

Ever found yourself unable to sleep? If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep on a regular basis you could be experiencing insomnia.

It is common to experience issues with sleeping too few hours, having restless sleep or even sleeping too much in some cases with anxiety or depression.

Lack of sleep can affect your performance and productivity and cause fatigue, low energy levels and worsening irritability or anxiety.

Treatment Options For Insomnia

Getting a good night’s sleep is important to your mental and physical health. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Insomnia

The three types of insomnia include transient insomnia, acute or short-term insomnia, and chronic insomnia. Transient insomnia is usually fleeting and may last a week or less while acute or short-term insomnia usually lasts less than one month but maybe longer than one week. Chronic insomnia usually lasts over one month.

Sleep anxiety is when you become stressed or anxious about going to sleep. This means you can become anxious about whether you will fall asleep, or if you will stay asleep as well.

While insomnia can go away on its own, it is still important to talk to your psychiatrist about your sleep, as poor sleep can affect almost every aspect of your life and there are many safe and effective treatment options available to help with insomnia.

Insomnia can last for a varying amount of time depending on the individual and can range from a one-night occurrence to last for months or more.

There can be many reasons behind why someone may be experiencing insomnia. Some of these can include stress, anxiety, an irregular sleep schedule, poor sleep hygiene, and even certain medications.

While insomnia can be considered a mental illness, insomnia usually is related to an underlying cause, such as a different mental or physical illness.

Yes, studies show that kids can take melatonin, however, it is important to always consult your child’s pediatrician before starting any supplements.

According to certain studies, it is possible that there may be a correlation between red light therapy and improvement in insomnia.

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