There are different types of insomnia. Some people have trouble falling asleep while others have trouble staying asleep or waking up too early.
Insomnia is only a considered a problem if it interferes with your life.
As we age our sleep is shorter and less deep.
Causes of insomnia include nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, medications, stress, anxiety, depression, pain, air travel, shift work, sleep apnea, poor sleep habits, certain medical conditions and not being active enough during the day.
Over-the-counter medications are available to help with insomnia, these should only be used short-term and in conjunction with sleep hygiene modifications. Prescription medications are also available if needed after being assessed by a physician. Come in to speak with us today about ways to help you sleep well.