Help for Insomnia in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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.

What Is Insomnia?

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:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Waking up too early

Insomnia may be short-term (lasting for fewer than three months) or chronic.

Why Do People Get Insomnia?

There are a variety of causes of insomnia, including:

  • Stress
  • Lifestyle choices or habits (e.g. overconsumption of caffeine and/or alcohol)
  • Side effects of medication
  • Mental health issues
  • Other medical conditions

In many cases, identifying the cause of insomnia is important to identify the treatment that is most likely to restore sleep quality.

What Can You Do about Insomnia?

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.

Put your insomnia to bed. Call Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule an initial consultation today.

Sleep: The Foundation of Your Health—We Can Strengthen It.