Nearly everyone experiences the frustration of tossing and turning all night every once in a while. But if you are suffering from the inability to get to sleep or stay asleep for multiple nights each week and/or for more than one month, you may have insomnia. You can get effective treatment that will help you restore the quality and quantity of your sleep at Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho.
Insomnia is a condition in which someone has trouble sleeping—either they cannot fall asleep or they cannot stay asleep. Over time, the sufferer may experience daytime symptoms. If left untreated, the loss of deep sleep can increase the risk of other health conditions.
Insomnia has many potential causes. The sleep problem may be a symptom of another medical condition or a condition in and of itself.
Occasional insomnia is common. It may resolve on its own or an OTC sleep aid may be sufficient to help you fall asleep. But sleep aids should not be a long-term solution because they actually rob you of deep REM sleep, which is when much of the body’s restoration takes place.
If you have been experiencing insomnia and/or relying on sleep aids for more than one month, contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified sleep specialist, Dr. Senthil Ramasamy, will meet with you to learn more about your symptoms and medical history to determine if a sleep study or other medical tests are required. Finding the underlying cause of insomnia is the way to find the best treatment so that you can restore your sleep quality and overall health and wellbeing.