Dr. Jeremy McConnell at Florida Sleep Specialists helps patients battling insomnia in Bradenton, FL, and Sarasota FL. If you have trouble sleeping you’re certainly not alone. Sleeping problems can stem from underlying medical conditions or mental health problems, but whatever the cause we can help you improve your sleep.
Some of the most common sleeping problems are insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. Sleepwalking and sleep talking also prevent you from getting restful sleep. These disorders all occur at different severities, so it is likely that your sleeping problem is unique and caused by a combination of factors.
If you are always tired during the day or take frequent naps, you’re not getting restful sleep. Sleep problems like insomnia will negatively impact your health so we encourage you to come see us for treatment.
Treating insomnia can include different recommendations for each patient. Fixing your sleeping problem may take trial and error to figure out what works best for your body, but you will have our support. Treatments can include medications or CPAP therapy if you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea. Your doctor may recommend losing weight, and exercise will help you sleep better, too.
Lifestyle changes can also go a long way in improving sleep. Adhering to a sleep schedule can be very helpful to get more restful sleep, so go to bed and wake up at the same time each night. Avoiding stimulants like caffeine and unplugging from electronics and eliminating ‘screen time’ before bed can help you wind down and relax. Managing any stress and anxiety you’re feeling is important for restful sleep. Talk to your doctor about meditation or cognitive behavioral therapy, and give each a try to better manage your stress.
Florida Sleep Specialists and Dr. Jeremy McConnell are here for you if you’re struggling with insomnia. Contact us for an appointment in Bradenton, FL, at (941) 792-8383, and in Sarasota, FL, at (941) 827-0701.