What is insomnia?
What are symptoms of insomnia?
- Waking up and not feeling well rested
- Daytime fatigue
- Irritability, anxiety, and depression
- Concentration and memory issues
What causes insomnia?
Stress is a major contributing factor to insomnia. Worries about work or school or traumatic events, like the loss of a loved one, can disrupt your sleep. Mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, can also cause insomnia. Other disorders like sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome can also interrupt your sleep.
Sometimes your work schedule can disrupt your sleep. If you work nights or swing shifts, the lack of routine can make it difficult for you to fall asleep when you have the opportunity.
Your diet can also contribute to insomnia. For example, if you eat too late at night, you may experience acid reflux or feel too full to get comfortable. Similarly, caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol late at night can disrupt your normal sleep patterns.
Poor sleep habits, like an irregular bedtime, too much screen time before bed, or using your bed for work or entertainment like watching TV, can also make falling asleep difficult.
How is insomnia treated?
If you are suffering from insomnia, call to schedule an appointment today.
Elkins Park Family Medicine is conveniently located at 7848 Old York Rd in Elkins Park, PA at the corner of Old York Rd. and Spring Ave. There is ample and handicapped accessible parking as well as a Septa bus stop directly in front of the office. The Elkins Park Train Station is two blocks from the office.
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|Wednesday||8:00am - 3:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
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