You get home after a long day, crawl into bed, exhausted. And wait to fall asleep. And wait. And wait. There’s just not much worse than tossing and turning, waiting for sleep, only to still be awake when the sun rises. Or, another version of insomnia involves bouts of falling asleep and waking back up again, which isn’t any more restful than simply not sleeping. All in all, whether it’s a chronic condition or intermittent, insomnia is miserable and impacts all aspects of your life, both physical and mental. At Arcara, we offer treatment for sleeping disorders.
nsomnia is a form of disordered sleeping characterized by difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep or waking up too early. Most people who have insomnia still feel tired after waking up, even if they’ve gotten their full eight hours of sleep.
Insomnia can lead to decreased energy and mood swings and can interfere with health and work performance. Insomnia tends to disturb people’s quality of life overall.
Stress from work or a traumatic event may cause short-term insomnia that will disappear on its own. Insomnia that lasts for over a month usually needs to be treated with significant lifestyle and daily habit changes.
Insomnia symptoms can include:
There is no one cure for insomnia. Insomnia treatment usually requires changes in lifestyle and daily habits. Good sleep habits that can help eliminate and prevent insomnia include:
If lifestyle changes do not lead to improved insomnia symptoms, consult your doctor. Mental health disorders or underlying medical conditions may be the culprit. If you are interested in learning more about insomnia or request an appointment in our locations in Westborough and Boston, fill out our online intake form or call us directly.
We have offices in Westborough, Boston. Fill out our online intake form or call us directly.