Insomnia Specialist

Getting eight hours of sleep each night can be difficult thanks to busy schedules. If you add insomnia to the mix, a lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your body and your mental health. Through comprehensive behavioral health and primary care, the doctors at Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice in Portland, Milwaukie, and Tigard, Oregon, can help you get your sleep schedule back on track.

Insomnia Q & A

What is insomnia?

Most humans would do well to get seven to hours of sleep each night, which allows the body time to slow down and enter a critical resting and restoration phase that contributes enormously to your overall health and wellness. When your sleep is disrupted, it is called insomnia, which is a common sleep disorder characterized by:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Waking up still feeling tired
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing during the day

People can have brief bouts of insomnia that last only a few days or weeks, while others may suffer from a more chronic condition that lasts for months or years. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping for any length of time, make an appointment to see a doctor at Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice to get on the road to more restful sleep.

What causes insomnia?

There are many reasons why you may suffer from insomnia, but the most common are:

  • Stress
  • Travel or busy schedules
  • Bad sleep habits
  • Eating too late in the night
  • Medications
  • Caffeine, alcohol, or drugs
  • Aging

How can insomnia be treated?

There’s no magic pill to cure insomnia, but there are many ways to tackle the problem effectively and permanently, largely through behavioral counseling and lifestyle changes. Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice has a health team that specializes in integrating behavioral health with primary care to address sleep issues.

The most common forms of treatment are:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy, which helps control negative thoughts about sleeping
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Stimulus control
  • Light therapy
  • Lifestyle changes

Often, simple lifestyle changes, such as better nutrition before bed or getting more exercise, can make a big difference in your sleep patterns.

Medications are often a last resort and are mostly a temporary crutch. By addressing underlying problems, such as stress, you can also improve your life during your waking and sleeping hours.

Insurance We Accept

At Rose City Urgent Care & Family Practice, we accept the following insurances. If you do not see your insurance on this, please call our office to confirm we take your plan.

First Choice Health
Providence Health Plans
Regence BCBS
Worker's Compensation
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