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Insomnia services offered in Bellevue, WA

When you can’t get enough high-quality sleep, you’ll feel it throughout the day. Insomnia is a common problem, and treatment is an area of focus for Stephen Carstensen, DDS, Carrie Magnuson, DDS, and the team at Premier Sleep Associates in Bellevue, Washington. Don’t suffer through sleepless nights when help is available; call or go online today to schedule a visit. 

Insomnia Q & A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that prevents many people from getting enough sleep. While everyone will go through periods of troubled sleep from time to time, those who experience insomnia have ongoing problems falling or remaining asleep. 

If you encounter any of the following signs, you may have insomnia:

  • Inability to fall asleep easily
  • Problems staying asleep throughout the night
  • Daytime irritability
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Increase in errors or mistakes at home or work
  • Waking up too early
  • Not getting enough sleep

Some people experience periods of insomnia with relatively stable sleep patterns in between. For others, insomnia is an ongoing problem that can last for months or even years. 

What might be causing my insomnia?

Many different things can prevent you from getting proper rest. Some things are within your control, like the temperature or light in your sleep environment and bedtime. However, there are other things you can not alter, including your mouth or throat anatomy or health issues. 

Stress causes disrupted sleep patterns. If you are going through a time of high stress, finding a way to resolve or improve matters might help you rest more easily. An irregular travel or work schedule can also cause problems with rest. 

In many cases, snoring or sleep apnea causes frequent sleep disruption. Treating the underlying condition is a great way to improve the quality and quantity of sleep. Many people accept insomnia as just another part of life, but some treatments can help. 

Are there treatments that can help with insomnia?

When you turn to Premier Sleep Associates for help, the first step is exploring the source of your insomnia. Be prepared to share the details of your personal health history and your current sleep habits. 

Your doctor might suggest changes you can make to create an environment more conducive to sleep. If you have sleep apnea, teeth grinding, or other issues that prevent you from resting peacefully, an oral appliance might be a great fit. 

Custom-fitted oral appliances fit over the surface of your teeth. These devices can improve the alignment of your jaw, reduce teeth grinding, and create a more open airway. 

Call the office to schedule a visit today if you’d like to learn more about insomnia treatments. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.