Insomnia, a common sleep disorder, can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. The lack of sleep makes you tired all day, day after day.
It drains your energy, adversely affecting your mood, health, work performance and quality of life.
Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night.
Most of us experience short-term (acute) insomnia, which lasts for days or weeks due to stress or a traumatic event.
However, long-term (chronic) insomnia that lasts more than a month must be addressed. Insomnia often is not the primary problem but a symptom.
If your think you have insomnia, see your doctor to identify the cause of your sleep problem and how it can be treated. They might refer you to a sleep centre for special testing, but if they do not find a medical reason, insomnia therapy can help you to sleep better.
Common causes of having trouble with sleep
- Travel or work schedule.
- Poor sleep habits.
- Overeating late in the evening.
- Caffeine, nicotine and alcohol consumption
- Mental health disorders.
- Certain medications or medical conditions.
- Sleep-related disorders.
- Ageing or changes in activities.
We’ll work out what changes you need to make to sleep better. Make some simple changes in your daily habits.
You don’t have to put up with sleepless nights.
Please call for more information or an appointment.
Check out our Sleep Well Program.