Insomnia services offered in The Loop, Chicago, IL

You’re not alone if you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep. Chronic insomnia affects 10% of adults in the United States. Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to every aspect of your life. The providers at Michigan Avenue Primary Care in The Loop of downtown Chicago, Illinois, understand how sleepless nights can be a detriment to your physical and mental health and offer treatment to help your insomnia. To get help for your sleepless nights, call Michigan Avenue Primary Care or request an appointment online today.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects your ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or causes you to wake up too early. It can leave you feeling exhausted, especially after you first wake up. Insomnia is a common sleep problem that affects millions of adults in the United States every night and can impact your day-to-day activity, as well as your mental and physical health.

While sleep needs vary from person to person, it’s generally recommended that most adults get seven to eight hours of sleep. If your inability to get a good night’s sleep is negatively impacting your quality of life, it’s time to call Michigan Avenue Primary Care so the team can help you devise a plan that improves your quality of sleep.

What causes insomnia?

Your inability to sleep may have any number of causes. Common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Eating too close to your bedtime
  • Work schedule
  • Medications
  • Caffeine consumption

An underlying health condition, such as arthritis or depression, may also affect your sleep schedule. Another sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, can also make it difficult for you to sleep soundly through the night.

How is insomnia diagnosed?

Your Michigan Avenue Primary Care provider conducts a thorough examination to diagnose your insomnia and, most importantly, identify the underlying cause. Your examination may include:

  • Physical exam
  • Review of your sleep habits and lifestyle
  • Health and medication history

If your provider isn’t able to identify the underlying cause of your insomnia after an examination or your sleep doesn’t improve despite treatment, they may recommend a sleep study to rule out other sleeping disorders.

What treatments can relieve my insomnia?

Treatment for your insomnia may depend on the underlying cause. Your Michigan Avenue Primary Care provider works closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that helps you sleep soundly so you feel more rested. 

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Regular sleep schedule
  • Physical activity
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Modification of lifestyle habits
  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter sleep aids

If necessary, your Michigan Avenue Primary Care provider may recommend cognitive behavioral therapy to help you develop behaviors and habits that support better sleep.

Insomnia can affect every aspect of your life, but it is a treatable condition. Call Michigan Avenue Primary Care or request an appointment online today.