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Depression, anxiety, and psychological stress are common causes of insomnia. Bosede Iwuamadi, DNP, PMHNP, and the team provide high-quality care for insomnia at Newstone Behavioral Health in Garland, Texas. Via telehealth, they aim to find the root cause of your insomnia and create a plan that improves your sleep. Call the office or schedule your telehealth consultation using the online booking tool today.

Insomnia Q & A

I always have a hard time falling asleep. Do I have insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get high-quality sleep. On average, most people fall asleep within 5-20 minutes after going to bed. If you find yourself lying awake 30 or more minutes after going to bed, you may have insomnia.

Not getting enough sleep makes it hard to function during the day, affecting your physical and emotional well-being. 


When should I get help for insomnia?

You should get help from the team at Newstone Behavioral Health if your insomnia interferes with your daily life. There are two types of insomnia: short-term insomnia and chronic insomnia.


Short-term insomnia

Short-term insomnia is when you have a hard time sleeping for a few days or a few weeks. This type of sleeplessness is usually brought on by stress.


Chronic insomnia

Chronic insomnia is when you have a hard time sleeping three or more nights a week for three or more months. This type of insomnia usually occurs from an underlying health condition and needs an evaluation. 

The team at Newstone Behavioral Health performs a thorough initial assessment at your first insomnia appointment to find the underlying cause of your sleep disorder. They may also administer psychological tests to confirm or rule out a psychiatric condition such as anxiety or depression that may be causing your sleep problem.


What treatments improve insomnia?

The highly skilled team at Newstone Behavioral Health creates a personalized treatment plan for your insomnia based on the underlying cause. 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective treatments for insomnia. This type of therapy helps you identify the negative thoughts that keep you awake at night and develop strategies to eliminate them so you can sleep better.

They also help you develop healthy sleeping habits to improve the quantity and quality of your sleep, such as going to bed and waking up at the same time every day and removing all electronics from your bedroom (light from electronic devices affects the sleep cycle).

Newstone Behavioral Health also offers medication management to treat any underlying mental health condition. 

Insomnia affects your physical and emotional well-being. For compassionate and convenient care, call Newstone Behavioral Health or schedule a telehealth appointment online today.