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Insomnia...There May be More to it Than You Think

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

Now more than ever, the distractions of phones, computers, and other technology at night time are becoming unavoidable. Add that to increased stress about one's health, social interactions, and work (and unemployment) in a pandemic and you get a recipe for a poor night's sleep.

Insomnia is often identified as either consistent difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both of these things. However, primary insomnia (with no outside cause) is only found in about 10% of cases. Much more common is insomnia as a result of anxiety. If you are experiencing symptoms such as those outlined below, you may benefit from resources to help control anxiety and improve your quality of sleep:

- Inability to "turn your mind off" or having racing thoughts while lying in bed

- Rapid heart beat or your heart "beating out of your chest"

- Waking up in the middle of the night multiple times or for more than 15 minutes at a time

- Night sweats

- Nervousness about not feeling rested the next day

At Brightland Health, we are committed to gaining a thorough understanding of what is causing your difficulties with sleep and how best to remedy this in a safe and efficient manner.


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