What Are Some Types Of Insomnia?

If you are having difficulty sleeping you’ll likely have already noticed the daytime effects of not getting enough rest. It can make it hard to focus, can affect your mood, your memory, and your overall health. There are two major types of insomnia, but whichever is affecting you it’s important to seek treatment from your local professionals in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL, of Florida Sleep Specialists with Dr. Jeremy McConnell.

Acute Insomnia

Acute insomnia is the most common type of insomnia, lasting from just a few nights, sometimes weeks, usually less than three months.

It is also referred to as adjustment insomnia because there is typically an event or other temporary factor associated with it.

Stressful events can cause it, often the anticipation of these can make it difficult to get a full night of sleep. Environmental factors such as new surroundings, physical discomfort, illness, and even new medication can all disrupt your ability to sleep.

Chronic Insomnia

Chronic insomnia will last at least one month and can be caused by a variety of conditions and other factors, medical and mental chronic conditions are often to blame.

Medication like antidepressants, beta-blockers, and chemotherapy drugs, can also affect your sleep over the long term. As well as caffeine and other stimulants if you rely on them for extended periods.

Just as environmental changes can cause acute insomnia, if you have a job that involves a lot of travel, night shifts, or rotating shifts, it can develop into chronic insomnia.

Insomnia Treatment in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL

Treating your insomnia will often involve some means of sleep testing, which could take place at home but in a lot of cases, you may need to attend a sleep laboratory. The results of these tests allow for the development of personalized treatment plans which can tackle the root cause of your insomnia.

Your path toward better sleep begins with a consultation, so if you are concerned about insomnia schedule a visit today with your Bradenton and Sarasota, FL, sleep experts of Florida Sleep Specialists with Dr. McConnell. Dial 941-792-8383 for the Bradenton, FL, office and 941-827-0701 for Sarasota, FL.