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INSOMNIA

Insomnia Treatment Services in Omaha

Do you ever find yourself awake in the middle of the night staring at the ceiling for hours, willing sleep to come?

Or do you sometimes lay in bed dwelling on troubles of the past, worries of the present, or concerns for the future, all the while struggling to fall asleep?  Perhaps you have difficulty staying asleep and constantly find yourself waking up multiple times throughout the night and have trouble getting back to sleep?

 

WHAT IS INSOMNIA?

Insomnia is a common sleep problem for adults. The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30% of the general population complains of sleep disruption, and approximately 10% have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment.

Lack of sleep not only causes moodiness and fatigue—it also negatively impacts many aspects of your mental health. Sleep serves a restorative and homeostatic function and is absolutely imperative for our well-being.  Research shows that most people need between 7-9 hours of consecutive sleep per night.


Types of Insomnia

There are two classifications of insomnia: acute insomnia and chronic insomnia.

Acute Insomnia

Experiencing sleep loss over a short period of time. It can last from one night to a few weeks. The causes of can vary but may include:

  • Excessive worry
  • Stress
  • Receiving bad news
  • Life circumstances
  • Shift-work
  • Jet lag
  • Illness
  • Emotional or physical discomfort
  • Environmental factors such as noise, light, or temperature
  • Stimulants such as nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol
  • Poor sleep hygiene practices
  • Certain medications including some that are used to treat nasal/sinus allergies, colds, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma.

Chronic Insomnia

Experiencing symptoms of poor sleep quality 3 or more nights per week for a month or longer. Causes include:

"My Mind Decides to Run When Normal People Sleep."

Common Insomnia Symptoms

There are a variety of disruptive physical and mental symptoms including:

  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Bad mood
  • Irritability
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Decreased performance at school or work
  • Increased food consumption
  • Poor memory
  • Depression

Insomnia Treatment Options at Counseling Connections & Associates

At CCA, we know that sleep is one of the foundations of feeling good.  We will evaluate you and then recommend the best course of treatment to get you back to sleeping soundly in no time.

We've had success in helping clients get a good night’s rest through:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques
  • Mental Performance Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • A combination of the above

Are You Read to Get Some Sleep Again?

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