One of the major triggers of insomnia is chronic pain and stress. Even a single day of insomnia can increase pain scores dramatically. Insomnia is defined as the difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. More than 30% of adults between 30 and 64 report less than 6 hours of sleep. Studies have shown a relationship between insomnia and weight gain. Integrative Pain helps men and women of Dallas, Plano, and McKinney, Texas get relief from Insomnia. Call today or use the convenient online form to set up an evaluation appointment.
Symptoms of Insomnia
Insomnia is a potent psychological stressor and thus stimulates cortisol resulting in both high insulin levels and insulin resistance. Cortisol raises blood sugar and activates the sympathetic nervous system. Insomnia causes increased cortisol levels and sympathetic tone. Insomnia resulted in 37-45% higher cortisol levels by the next evening. Symptoms of Insomnia include:
Causes of Insomnia
Insomnia can be caused by a myriad of conditions ranging from anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, and chronic pain. Through a comprehensive medical evaluation the root cause of insomnia can be identified and a custom treatment program can be created. Sleep apnea is particularly dangerous cause of insomnia as it is triggered by rapid weight gain, snoring, episodes of breathing cessation, which can lead to high blood pressure and insomnia and chronic illness.
Treatment of Insomnia
A combination of Medication, Exercise, Counseling, Supplements may be used at Integrative Pain to treat insomnia. It is also important to identify and treat any underlying causes that may be interfering with sleep such as illness, pain, headaches, and anxiety.
Adequate sleep is not only essential for restoring brain function, but also to reduce pain and help the body heal from injuries. Getting enough good sleep is also essential to any weight loss plan.
Fatigue is a common symptom that nearly everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. Fatigue may stem from stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, chronic pain, headaches, or some other medical condition causing chronic low energy levels. At Integrative Pain we can help uncover the root cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Left untreated chronic fatigue syndrome may lead to a debilitating condition called fibromyalgia, where pain can spread across the entire body. Comprehensive treatment for chronic fatigue would be through a combination of medications, physical therapy, sleep counseling, and diagnosing the root cause of the problem such as chronic pain.
We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney.
There are several keys to good sleep counseling. Schedule an appointment with Integrative Pain for optimal patient care.