Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. It not only impacts your quality of sleep but also your physical and mental health. Sleep is crucial for a healthy body and mind but when insomnia keeps you from getting that sleep, it can take a tremendous toll on the body.
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia makes it difficult to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. It can be caused by hormonal changes, stress, mental health disorders, poor sleep habits, or taking certain medications. People with insomnia often wake up still feeling exhausted and have difficulty functioning during the day. Insomnia can be caused by stress and other psychological issues, chronic pain or illness, sleep disorders, or changes to your sleeping habits. Although acute insomnia, which is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, happens sometimes, but sleep problems should not become a regular part of your nightly routine.
When Should I Seek Care?
If your insomnia continues at least three nights per week for a consecutive three months, you can be diagnosed with chronic insomnia disorder. Chronic insomnia can lead to other medical and mental health problems such as obesity, diabetes, a weakened immune system, anxiety, heart disease, and more.
If your insomnia is affecting your ability to function or if you have related symptoms caused by insomnia, you should schedule an appointment before symptoms worsen.
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How is Insomnia Treated?
Compounded micronized melatonin is prescribed as a sustained-release pill that keeps your body in a deep sleep for the entire night. Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland and it has a crucial role in the circadian rhythm, the cycle of when our body should be awake and asleep. Taking melatonin before you go to sleep keeps your body in the REM sleep stage longer, which means your body is getting deeper, quality sleep. Although melatonin can be purchased over the counter, micronized melatonin is a much better-quality substance with more accurate dosage.
For women, especially in the perimenopausal phase of life, other hormonal treatments like progesterone may also be used to treat sleep problems.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’ve been waking up unrefreshed and are unable to fall or stay asleep, you may be suffering from chronic insomnia disorder or insomnia symptoms. Visit Lakefront Wellness to get a diagnosis for your sleep disorder and improve your sleep patterns for a proper good night’s sleep.