Insomnia can be caused by many different factors, and is often a combination of the following:
Correcting any thyroid, hormone or neurotransmitter imbalance is the first step in relief from poor sleep and insomnia. If sleep apnea is an issue, your doctor will discuss treatment options, such as a specialized mouthpiece or CPAP machine. There are also many natural supplements that support restful sleep, which is used with lifestyle modifications and sleep hygiene.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an extremely useful tool for patients with insomnia, and lifestyle modifications are also used to remove any obstacles to deep, restful sleep.
Your providers at Spark Health know how challenging sleep issues can be, and we understand how insomnia impacts your quality of life. We work as a team to understand your unique health goals and challenges, and we offer individualized treatment plans including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, emotional wellness, and referrals to specialists. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in San Diego and Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.
Insomnia is classified by duration of symptoms:
Testing for underlying issues and identifying contributing factors allows your doctor to develop a treatment plan that addressed your individual needs.
Chronic insomnia can be managed and reversed with a combination of supplements, cognitive behavioral therapy, lifestyle modifications, and treatment for underlying medical conditions.
Chronic insomnia is defined as sleep disturbances lasting more than 6 months.