Experience Restful Nights with Our Insomnia Specialists
Clinical Psychologists, Therapists, and Psychiatrists in Southlake and Flower Mound, TX
If you find it challenging to fall asleep or stay asleep, you may be dealing with insomnia. Don't let sleepless nights take a toll on your well-being. Discover the root causes of your sleep difficulties and conquer insomnia with the help of our dedicated psychologists at Dr. Messina & Associates in Southlake, Texas, and Flower Mound, Texas. To explore effective treatment strategies for insomnia, schedule an appointment today.
Insomnia Specialists Q & A
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Common insomnia symptoms include:
- Difficulty Falling Asleep
- Early Morning Awakenings
- Feeling Tired Upon Waking
- Frequent Nighttime Awakenings With Difficulty Returning to Sleep
- Difficulty Concentrating or Remembering
Insomnia can have various underlying causes, such as stress, chronic illness, neurological issues, pain, adrenal problems, or substance abuse. It can also be a symptom of certain mental health conditions.
If you’re struggling with insomnia, we can help. Reach out to our team today.
What Types of Insomnia Exist?
Insomnia is categorized into primary and secondary, as well as acute and chronic forms:
Primary Insomnia: When insomnia isn’t linked to other health issues, it’s classified as primary insomnia.
Secondary Insomnia: If insomnia results from or is a symptom of another condition or habit, it’s secondary insomnia. This can be due to factors like pain, medication, substance use, depression, or anxiety.
Acute Insomnia: Short-term insomnia that lasts from one night to several weeks. Causes may include illness, stress, discomfort, medications, environmental disturbances, or changes in sleep routine.
Chronic Insomnia: Long-lasting or consistent insomnia, often related to chronic stress, pain, anxiety, depression, or nighttime discomfort.
What Treatments Are Available for Insomnia?
The treatment for insomnia depends on its underlying cause, which can vary widely among individuals. At Dr. Messina & Associates, we determine the cause of your insomnia through a comprehensive assessment, considering factors like:
- Lifestyle, Including Substance Use and Diet
- Emotional and Mental Health
- Health History and Physical Condition
- Presence of Chronic Illnesses
- Medications You’re Taking
By addressing these root issues, our team develops a personalized treatment plan to help you overcome insomnia effectively and get the sleep you deserve.