If you struggle to get a good night’s rest everyday, you may have a sleep disorder called insomnia. At Prosperity Health and Wellness, a telehealth practice serving adults in Fort Worth, Texas, Melinda Davis-McClendon, AGPCNP-C, can help you find the appropriate care you need to improve your quality of rest. Call Prosperity Health and Wellness or book a telehealth appointment online today to learn more.
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that many people struggle with. It causes you to have difficulty falling or staying asleep at night when you should be sleeping.
Symptoms of insomnia also include:
Insomnia can be a condition on its own, or it may be linked to an underlying health issue.
There are several different causes of insomnia. The most common reasons include:
You can also develop insomnia if you don’t have a comfortable sleeping environment, such as a bedroom that is too noisy or has too much light.
The four main types of insomnia include:
When you have primary insomnia, you have a sleep disorder that isn’t connected to another health problem.
With secondary insomnia, you have a condition that coexists with a medical illness, mental health condition, or another underlying health issue.
Acute insomnia lasts from one night’s rest to several weeks. It can arise from short-term illnesses, stress, emotional or environmental disturbances, medications, or temporary changes to your lifestyle and normal routine.
Chronic insomnia lasts for several weeks or more. In some cases, people have insomnia for years and experience consistent sleep disturbances throughout their life.
At your telehealth consultation for insomnia, Melinda reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms to help determine the appropriate care for your condition.
She may recommend a variety of treatments, including:
If your insomnia is caused by a mental health condition, like depression or anxiety, Melinda can recommend you to a psychiatric specialist for mental health care.
To find out how insomnia treatment can help you, call Prosperity Health and Wellness or book a telehealth appointment online today.