Sleep disorders involve problems with the quality, timing, and amount of sleep, which result in daytime distress and impairment in functioning. Sleep-wake disorders often occur along with medical conditions or other mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or cognitive disorders. There are several different types of sleep-wake disorders, of which insomnia is the most common.
It is characterized by difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep or waking up too early. Most people who have sleep disorder still feel tired after waking up, even if they’ve gotten their full eight hours of sleep.
Sleep disorders can lead to decreased energy and mood swings and can interfere with health and work performance. Insomnia tends to disturb people’s quality of life overall.
Symptoms can include:
There is no one cure for sleep disorders. Treatment usually requires changes in lifestyle and daily habits. Good sleep habits that can help eliminate and prevent insomnia include:
If lifestyle changes do not lead to improved insomnia symptoms, consult with your Rhode Island psychiatric provider at Revive Therapeutic Services.
At Revive Therapeutic Services we offer treatment for sleeping disorders/insomnia.