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Insomnia refers to the inability to fall or stay asleep. It often leaves the sufferer feeling exhausted and can reduce quality of life. Luckily, there are many insomnia treatment options available, including behavior therapy and medication. With our same day insomnia treatment service, you can meet with a top online doctor, get diagnosed, and receive the treatment you need for a better night’s sleep. Our doctors can diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate insomnia treatment plan so you can feel well-rested.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the three types of insomnia?
The three types of insomnia are acute, transient and chronic insomnia.
Acute insomnia lasts up to one month and is the result of situational stress that is resolved when the trigger is no longer present. Transient insomnia lasts for less than one week and is caused by another disorder. Chronic insomnia lasts more than one month and is associated with lasting medical or psychiatric conditions.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
If you’re suffering from insomnia, you may feel you are getting insufficient sleep and may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Low energy
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood disturbances
- Decreased performance in work or at school
What is the best treatment for insomnia?
Wondering how you can cure insomnia? Cognitive behavioral therapy is the first line of treatment for insomnia and has been proven to be effective. It focuses on controlling and eliminating thoughts that keep you awake or wake you during the night. Other insomnia treatment options may involve behavioral changes such as refraining from screens an hour before bed and practicing certain relaxation techniques. Insomnia treatment medication may also be prescribed.
Speak with a doctor or therapist about insomnia treatment options and what the best treatment for insomnia may be for you. You can also book an appointment with an online therapist at PlushCare to learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
What is the main cause of insomnia?
Can I get a prescription for insomnia?
Yes, you can get a prescription for insomnia if a doctor deems it medically necessary. Not all insomnia is treated with medication, but for chronic sufferers there are prescription sleeping aids that can help such as Desyrel. Book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor to discuss if insomnia treatment medication is right for you. Note, online doctors are not able to prescribe controlled substances.
What insomnia medication cannot be prescribed online?
Our online doctors cannot write prescriptions for controlled substances such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan and lorazepam. That said, there are other sleep aids that can help with insomnia treatment that are not classified as controlled substances. PlushCare can prescribe these effective sleep aids, which include Trazodone, Amitriptyline, and Mirtazapine (Remeron). Book an appointment to see which one of these sleep aids is best for you.
Is insomnia considered a mental illness?
Insomnia, on its own, is typically not considered a mental illness. Insomnia may be the symptom of another mental health condition (such as depression or anxiety) or illness, or may be related to lifestyle-related causes. Consult a doctor to learn more about how insomnia is diagnosed and what insomnia treatment options are available.
Can Anxiety Cause Insomnia?
Yes, anxiety can cause insomnia, and the worry or fear caused by anxiety can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep. Insomnia is a common side effect of anxiety disorders.
How can I fight insomnia naturally?
Natural ways to help minimize insomnia may include:
- Not eating or drinking soon before going to sleep
- Not drinking caffeinated beverages at night
- Following a consistent daily sleep schedule
- Reducing screen time before going to sleep
- Avoiding naps during the day
- Getting regular exercise
Can I get prescription sleep medications online?
Athough our online doctors at PlushCare cannot prescribe controlled medications for sleep, we can still prescribe other effective prescription sleep aids. These medications are antidepressants with a sedating effect, which include Trazodone, Amitriptyline, and Mirtazapine (Remeron). After a consultation with one of our board-licensed physicians, they will diagnose you and prescribe you sleep aids as part of your treatment plan if you qualify. Book an appointment to see which sleep aid is best for you.
What are prescription sleep medications?
Prescription sleep medications are medicines that are designed to help you sleep, but have active ingredients that are too strong to be sold over the counter.
What are the side effects of prescription sleep medications?
Side effects of prescription sleep medications include:
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Daytime memory and performance problems
- Sleep-related behaviors, like driving or eating when not fully awake
- Allergic reaction
- Dry mouth
- Irregular heartbeat
- Weight gain
Is therapy for insomnia effective?
Yes, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective treatment for insomnia. CBT may help improve your sleep without the need for medication.
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