Sleep is vital for optimal health – most adults perform their best when they achieve at least seven hours of sleep per night. Insomnia is one of the most frequent sleep complaints, with an estimated 30-40% of adults experiencing insomnia throughout the year. Insomnia can be acute, occurring occasionally, or chronic, lasting a month or longer. Finding a solution to ensure you achieve regular sleep can improve your health and energy. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we offer holistic treatment options for insomnia at our medical center in Alpharetta, GA.
Causes and Symptoms of Insomnia
Most people have experienced an unrestful night where it is difficult to get to sleep or to stay asleep, the definition of insomnia. There are many possible causes of occasional or acute insomnia, from stress and stimulants to pain conditions and environmental factors. When insomnia is more frequent or continues for a month or longer, the condition is chronic and can impact your quality of life and health, Some of the symptoms of chronic or frequent bouts of acute insomnia include:
- Waking up feeling unrested
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up throughout the night
- Fatigue during the day
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
- Moodiness, depression or anxiety
Insomnia can be a frustrating condition that impacts your physical, emotional and mental health. Many people experience chronic intermittent insomnia, where they have multiple unrestful nights followed by a few nights of good sleep, then cycling back to poor sleep. To improve overall health, a personalized treatment plan is needed based on your specific insomnia pattern.
Dr. Julie Zweig is a dual board-certified ENT and sleep medicine specialist. She utilizes integrative and functional medicine with a holistic, personalized approach for combatting insomnia in her patients. Treatments can include cognitive behavioral therapy, medications, hormone therapy and other procedures, depending on your unique insomnia causes and symptoms.
If you are experiencing insomnia, it is time to get relief. Contact our team at Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT to schedule an insomnia consultation with Dr. Zweig. Call our medical clinic near Dunwoody and Roswell, GA, in Alpharetta to make your appointment.