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Insomnia

One of the most common sleeping disorders prevalent within the society today, Insomnia has grown to be an epidemic of sorts, whereby nearly each individual out there experiences this disorder at some point in their life. Simply summed up, insomnia is the difficulty or the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, even if the person has a chance to so, resulting in such people experiencing dissatisfaction with their sleep.

Causes

Insomnia is at times caused by various medical conditions or the symptoms of the condition cause discomfort to an individual which makes it difficult for them to fall asleep. Certain medical conditions which can cause insomnia include sinus allergies, asthma, chronic pain or lower back pain- all of which can disturb the soundness of sleep making it difficult to fall asleep. Sleep apnoea can also be linked to insomnia, whereby it causes a person to wake up for brief periods of time, however this occurs repeatedly, causing the sleep cycle to be disturbed.

It can also occur as result of lifestyle factors, where in the westernised society we never truly ‘switch off’ with hand held gadgets a mere arm length away to start the next round of messaging and such.

Symptoms

The basic symptoms of insomnia include being awake for long periods of time, mind racing, frustration, tiredness, poor concentration, need to nap, unable to switch of and many others which can be found on our website.

How Can Sleep Disorders Clinic Help?

Unfortunately, if not diagnosed and treated, insomnia has been known to be linked to anxiety and even depression- and that is where we come in. At the Sleep Disorders Clinic, we offer a wide range of services which not only allows for the diagnosis to take place but also for the treatment to be administered on time.

Telephone Consultation

A Telephonic Consultation is the first method, where a private consultation can be set up with our specialists- where they spend around forty five minutes to an hour asking questions about your medical history,         sleeping habits and/or problems and your general routine. As per the problem identified the specialists will provide guidelines to changing your habits and/or lifestyle.

An Insomnia Assessment can also be done; this includes the two week use of an Actigraphy watch which helps our specialist make a full assessment of your lifestyle. It allows for the following factors to be noted; the activity level, which allows us to know how active/inactive you are during the time which is allocated for sleeping. The light levels can also be analysed to ascertain whether this is a contributing factor or not as light levels have a quite an impact upon hormonal regulation. This is followed by a follow up call with one of our specialists, which includes a written report highlighting the findings and outlining the actions to be taken accordingly.

Insomnia Assessment

An Insomnia Assessment; this includes the two week use of an Actigraphy watch which helps our specialist make a full assessment of your lifestyle. It allows for the following factors to be noted; the activity level, which allows us to know how active/inactive you are during the time which is allocated for sleeping. The light levels can also be analyzed to ascertain whether this is a contributing factor or not as light levels have a quite an impact upon hormonal regulation. This is followed by a follow up call with one of our specialists, which includes a written report highlighting the findings and outlining the actions to be taken accordingly.

Includes the 2 week use of Actigraphy watch that helps our specialist make a full assessment of your lifestyle.

  • Activity levels – This helps us understand how active/inactive you are during the and at night when you are meant to be sleeping.
  • Light levels. Light levels have a huge impact upon hormone regulation. Over the two week period an analysis can be made to see if this impacting upon your sleep and daytime function.
  • Temperature. Our devices are recorded near body temperature. This helps understand when your body is trying is trying to wind down.
  • A comprehensive diary. This covers bed and wake times, along actions in the day, meal times and other aspects of your life.
  • A follow-up phone call with one of our specialists. Included is a written report outlining findings and suggested actions to take.

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Insomnia assessment
Insomnia Assessment Actigraphy at The Sleep Disorders Clinic Harley Street London