Insomnia Specialist

elevate medical

Psychiatry located in New York, NY

If you find it difficult to fall asleep at night or often wake up feeling exhausted, you’re not alone. The team at elevate medical in Manhattan, New York City, specializes in diagnosing and treating the root cause of sleep issues like insomnia. Through customized treatment plans, the experienced physicians help you make changes to your habits that promote better quality sleep. Whether you need treatment for underlying anxiety or guidance to improve your sleep habits, you can rely on the team’s expertise. For a better night’s sleep, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Insomnia Q&A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a condition that interferes with your ability to fall or stay asleep. There are two primary types of insomnia:

Acute insomnia

Acute insomnia describes a brief period of sleep difficulties usually related to stressful situations in your life. This type of insomnia often resolves on its own without treatment.

Chronic insomnia

Chronic insomnia is a condition where interrupted sleep occurs at least three nights a week for several weeks in a row. There are a number of things that contribute to chronic insomnia, including:

  • Shift work
  • New baby
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Underlying health conditions
  • Use of certain medications

It’s important that you get an accurate diagnosis for insomnia because going without quality sleep for too long can lead to chronic physical health conditions and mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

When should I seek treatment for insomnia?

If you have ongoing issues falling or staying asleep, elevate medical recommends scheduling a comprehensive health evaluation as soon as possible.

Common signs you may need treatment for insomnia include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Waking up too early in the morning

If your lack of sleep causes behavioral issues like anger or aggression, don’t delay an evaluation. The medical team takes time to review your lifestyle, health history, and existing health to rule out underlying medical conditions that may be causing acute or chronic insomnia.

How is insomnia treated?

Treatment for insomnia often starts with lifestyle changes to improve your sleep habits. This may involve:

  • Sticking to a regular bedtime
  • Waking at the same time every day
  • Limiting alcohol and caffeine before bed
  • Turning off electronics an hour before sleep

You should also ensure the temperature in your room is cool, and the environment is dark to promote better sleep quality.

Elevate medical can also address underlying trauma, anxiety, and depression that may contribute to your insomnia. Through psychotherapy and possibly medications, they can help you reduce stress and better manage your thoughts and emotions.

Relaxation exercises such as deep breathing techniques and meditation can also help relax your body and make it easier for you to fall asleep.

If disrupted sleep affects your physical and mental health, elevate medical can help. Schedule a diagnostic evaluation online or by calling the office today.