Sleep is essential for physical and mental health, but approximately 10% of adults in the United States suffer from long-term insomnia. The sleep specialists at Jacinto Medical Group offer comprehensive care to adults who struggle with insomnia at their Sleep Evaluation Center in Baytown, Texas. If you have difficulty sleeping at night or staying awake during the day, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online today.
If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you’re in good company. Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder in the United States. You might have insomnia if you experience the following symptoms:
At some point in their lives, most adults experience acute insomnia, which lasts only a few days or weeks. Insomnia that lasts for a month or longer is considered chronic.
Chronic insomnia is a major health risk that can have serious effects on your ability to function. Without adequate sleep, you can begin to feel irritable, depressed, and unable to perform normal tasks. Over time, chronic insomnia can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The exact amount of sleep you need depends on your particular biology and lifestyle demands. Most adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep every night. The best way to know if you’re getting the right amount of sleep is if you don’t feel tired during the day.
Sometimes, insomnia is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. This is called secondary insomnia. Common causes of secondary insomnia include:
Primary insomnia occurs without the presence of an underlying condition. Possible causes of primary insomnia include stress, travel, and schedule changes that interfere with your sleep routine.
First, your sleep specialist at Jacinto Medical Group carefully reviews your medical history and sleep symptoms. They could ask you to record your sleep patterns in a sleep diary and bring it to your appointment.
If they suspect your insomnia is caused by another sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, they could order a sleep study. The Sleep Evaluation Center at Jacinto Medical Group includes well-furnished and comfortable rooms for your sleep study.
Once they diagnose your condition, your sleep specialist creates a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your needs, this can include:
To learn how to overcome or prevent insomnia, call the experts at Jacinto Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.