Are You Dealing With Insomnia?
By Bogan Sleep Consultants, LLC
January 14, 2019
Category: Sleep Disorders
Tags: Insomnia  

Chronic insomnia is a condition that affects 10 percent of Americans according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and it is related to a number of other health conditions. If you’re having problems sleeping, it’s not a problem that you shouldn't ignore or minimize. Man Unable To SleepIt can have a negative effect on how you feel and operate in your waking and working hours. Get help dealing with insomnia from a sleep doctor at Bogan Sleep Consultants, in Columbia, SC.

What Is Insomnia?
Insomnia is the term used to describe the frequent inability to fall asleep and stay asleep for the normal period of rest. Insomniacs often find themselves fully awake and alert at the times when they should be sleeping for at least six to eight hours. Insomnia can last for days or even weeks, and because sleep is required for good health, it can cause other issues. Lack of sleep can cause memory problems, inability to concentrate, mood disturbances, and it can also disrupt your performance at work.

What Causes Insomnia?
Insomnia almost always has an identifiable cause that can be successfully treated by your Columbia, SC sleep doctor. These are some of the common causes of insomnia:

- Stress and worry.
- Depression and anxiety.
- Taking certain medications can cause sleeplessness.
- Eating certain foods or drinking caffeinated beverages before bedtime. 
- Exposure to technology that causes a distraction, such as a cellphone or television screen.

Help from a Sleep Doctor
A sleep doctor is a physician who specializes in helping patients achieve better sleeping patterns. These are some of the ways a sleep doctor may be able to help you resolve your insomnia:

- Sleep tests (may include a Polysomnogram, Split-Night PSG, or Multiple Sleep Latency Test MSLT).
- Sleep aids (medication).
- Recommendation for diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues, which may include cognitive behavioral therapy.

Get the Sleep You Need
If you’re dealing with insomnia, a sleep doctor at Bogan Sleep Consultants, in Columbia, SC can help you get the sleep that you need to function properly throughout your day. Call (803) 765-9461 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard Bogan or Dr. Laura Herpel.

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