What type of insomnia is robbing you of sleep?

Insomnia takes many forms, from temporary disruptions to sustained difficulties is getting adequate rest.
See what type of insomnia you have below:

You experience a brief period of sleep loss that coincides with a temporary life event, such as having a baby, receiving bad news, or traveling.

You suffer prolonged sleep loss for three nights a week for at three months or more, and you have a history of this pattern.

You struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep due to physical or mental health conditions, such as depression or chronic pain.

You lie down at bedtime praying you fall asleep, but hours later you’re still wide-awake thinking about work or listening to the ceiling fan spin above you.

You fall asleep as soon as you hit the pillow, but two hours later you’re awake again and can’t get back to sleep.
 

Each type of insomnia requires a different approach and personalized treatment plan.

What is causing your insomnia?

While other sleep therapies may treat the symptoms of insomnia, you can’t completely reverse the condition until you understand the underlying cause.
The most common sources of insomnia include:

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Anxiety/Stress

Stress and anxiety wreak havoc on your mind and body and can therefore impair your sleep.

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Erratic Sleep Schedule

People who don’t work normal daytime hours or have a standard routine often struggle to get adequate sleep.

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Medication

A number of prescription and over-the-counter drugs cause insomnia among other side effects.

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Diet

Caffeine, nicotine, junk food, spicy food and alcohol, especially when consumed close to bedtime, can alter your sleep.

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Lifestyle

The overuse of electronic devices, consumption of drugs & alcohol, and over-commitment are just a few lifestyle choices that can rob people of sleep.

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Mental Health

Many mental health conditions can trigger sleep difficulties, and an estimated 40 percent of insomnia victims have a mental health disorder.

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Neurological Issues

Disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia can throw off a person’s circadian rhythm and attention to daily cues that lead the sleep-wake cycle.

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Somly utilizes CBTI

(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia), the only scientifically proven, non-drug insomnia treatment, to relieve your condition based on its underlying cause.

Treat insomnia NOW before it causes more problems.

Regardless of the type or cause of your insomnia, leaving it untreated can lead to a number of health conditions and other problems.

According to research, people who don’t sleep enough have blood levels with higher inflammatory proteins. Over time, chronic inflammation could lead to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Lack of sleep also hinders learning, affects relationships, leads to poor jobs performance, and often causes accidents.

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Your Somly Licensed Sleep Coach will work with you to understand the possible sources of your insomnia so we can create an effective treatment plan. 

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Check out our video resources on a variety of sleep subjects from the Sleep Professor, Dr. Robert Oexman.