Setting the standard for sleep medicine in Arizona, The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is a physician-owned comprehensive sleep center where patients always consult with a sleep specialist first. Treating a sleep disturbance that is paired with daytime symptoms requires expert care, and that is what patients receive at the home of the Face of Sleep Medicine as named by Phoenix Magazine. Insomnia can affect every facet of a person’s life, leading to poor work performance, relationships, and decision-making abilities. Overall, those with insomnia have a worse quality of life. Help is available.
Approximately 33 percent of adults have complained of insomnia at some point in their lives. Everybody will have poor sleep or trouble sleeping from time to time, but that is not necessarily insomnia. Those with genuine insomnia are typically females, older patients, and those with specific medical and/or mental health conditions like depression or those struggling with an intense amount of stress. Insomnia may be diagnosed as chronic, acute, or transient. Short-term or acute insomnia lasts a maximum of three months and affects 15 – 20 percent of people. Chronic insomnia happens a minimum of three times per week for a minimum of three months and plagues around 10 percent of people.
If you have trouble sleeping, still feel tired even after what seemed to be a full night’s sleep, experience fatigue during the day, or feel irritable, anxious, or depressed and have difficulty paying attention, you may have insomnia. Insomnia has also been linked to other health conditions such as an increase in blood pressure, a higher risk of developing or exacerbating type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Those experiencing menopause or carrying excess weight are also at a higher risk of suffering from insomnia.