Do you suffer from chronic insomnia?
- Posted on 12th August 2017
- in Dealing with Stress, Emotional Stability, Hialeah Mental Health Services, Treatment Recommendations
- by Chely Lima
We call insomnia to the difficulty that a person can have to fall asleep, or to stay asleep for the time that their body needs.
Recent scientific studies attest that about one-third of adult individuals have ever had episodes of insomnia, but that thirty million people around the world suffer from a more acute and dangerous condition: chronic insomnia.
Chronic insomnia has adverse effects on the individual’s long-term health, significantly reduces quality of life and is associated with depression, hypertension and work-related accidents, as well as with an intensification of any type of physical pain. Those who suffer from it often complain that they always feel tired, in a bad mood, and that their capacity for learning and understanding has been greatly reduced.
In the past there was a tendency to consider insomnia as a symptom of other ills, however, it has now been considered as a primary condition that triggers other factors of malfunction in the body.
While drugs for insomniacs have traditionally been prescribed, there is a new type of treatment that proves to be very effective for people suffering from chronic insomnia, called CBT-I or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and helps to overcome the root causes of insomnia, based on different techniques that help the patient to modify both the bad habits and eliminate the negative thoughts that prevent him to have access to a period of healthy and normal sleep.
If you (or a loved one) are reflected in this article, call us to make an appointment. At the Mercy Behavioral Center we can help you.
In the Mercy Behavioral Center we offer you services for your recovery, such as individual, family and group therapy, drug testing, psychiatric evaluation, referral to community support groups and much more.
Our mission is to assist you, support you to achieve your goals and live a healthier and happier life.
Call us today for an appointment at (305) 883-5188 and visit us at www.mercybc.com.