When you have insomnia, it can affect your ability to sleep in different ways. Some of the symptoms of insomnia that you might experience include the following:
You can have insomnia on a short-term or long-term basis. Acute illnesses or stressful events might cause short-term insomnia. Chronic or long-term insomnia can occur from any of the following:
Insomnia can cause severe problems in your everyday life and lead to health complications. You might perform poorly at school or work, and you might have a higher chance of being in accidents. Your risk of certain health problems, including high blood pressure, also goes up when you have insomnia. Dr. Fatakhov can help you come up with a treatment plan that eases your symptoms and manages the underlying cause of your condition.
Dr. Fatakhov offers both natural remedies and medication for insomnia. The type of treatment you’ll need depends on the cause of your insomnia. If you have insomnia related to the aging process, such as insomnia linked to menopause, he might recommend hormonal replacement to correct hot flashes, incontinence, and other hormone-related sleep problems. Other treatment options might include cognitive-behavioral therapy, over-the-counter sleep aids, or prescription medications for short-term use. Dr. Fatakhov might also recommend taking melatonin, valerian, or other supplements that help promote healthy sleep.
If you need treatment for insomnia, please contact The Center for Internal and Integrative Medicine to set up an appointment with Dr. Fatakhov.
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