Just about everyone will experience a night or more of difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. If it happens multiple nights each week and lasts for more than a few months, you may have insomnia, one of the most common sleep problems.
Insomnia is the inability to sleep when conditions for sleep are present—i.e., when you have the time and opportunity to get seven to nine hours of sleep at night. People experience insomnia differently, such as:
Insomnia may be short-term (lasting for fewer than three months) or chronic.
There are a variety of causes of insomnia, including:
In many cases, identifying the cause of insomnia is important to identify the treatment that is most likely to restore sleep quality.
Just as there are many causes of insomnia, there are many possible treatments. Dr. Senthil Ramasamy, the board-certified sleep specialist at Neurology & Sleep Medicine will help you find the treatment that works best for you.
Dr. Ramasamy will meet with you to discuss your symptoms and gather background information. A diagnostic sleep study may be ordered to determine if any other sleep problem is contributing to your insomnia. Once your sleep study is evaluated, you will meet with Dr. Ramasamy again to discuss treatment recommendations.
Take the first step to getting a better night’s rest. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.