Clarity Mental Health

Sleep Insomnia Treatment
in Castle Rock & Pueblo

If you think you may have a sleep disorder and it’s starting to affect your daily activities or quality of life, we’re here to help! Schedule an in-office or telehealth appointment online today.

What is Sleep Insomnia?

Insomnia is defined as the difficulty of falling asleep or the inability to stay asleep. It can be short-term (acute) and usually related to specific circumstances or it can be chronic, occurring 3 nights a week for at least 3 months in a row.
Most of us don’t realize just how important sleep is to practically every aspect of our lives. Just like air, food and water, sleep is essential to the overall mental and physical health of humans. While we can cope without sleep for a period of time when necessary, going without sleep for too long will start to take a toll on one’s physical, mental and emotional health.

While experts continue to debate on the exact role and function of sleep, most can agree that sleep restores both the mind and body. The average adult sleeps about 6-8 hours of sleep. The amount of time an individual needs for a restful, restorative sleep, varies but not far from this average. People who do not suffer from frequent interruptions of sleep regularly enjoy better health, mood, concentration, work performance, relationships and rebound from illness better than those who struggle with insomnia or sleep disturbances.

What Effects Can Sleep Insomnia Have?

When insomnia becomes chronic it can significantly affect one’s life in various ways.
Some effects of insomnia include:

How is Sleep Insomnia Treated?

Although medications can be used to treat insomnia, they are best used only for the short-term as they can easily lead to dependence and tolerance, meaning more and more are needed to achieve the same effect.

Many mood disorders or other mental health conditions can contribute to insomnia. Therapy with a trained therapist can unroot sources of insomnia and discover ways to treat the underlying factors.

The best way to manage and treat insomnia for the long haul is to establish good sleep habits or sleep hygiene.

What is Sleep Hygiene?

The term “sleep hygiene” describes the practice of habits that help you get good sleep. Sleep hygiene has been well studied and certain habits have consistently produced long-term solutions for insomnia and other sleeping difficulties.

Sleep Hygiene Tips include: