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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. If you have insomnia, you may:
  • lie awake for a long time and have trouble falling asleep
  • wake up a lot and have trouble returning to sleep
  • wake up too early in the morning
  • feel like you haven’t slept at all  
Insomnia is defined as short and poor quality sleep that affects your functioning during the day. Although the amount of sleep a person needs varies, most people need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep a night to feel refreshed.

Poor quality sleep causes symptoms that can affect daytime functioning. The diagram below shows the complications of chronic insomnia.
 
Insomnia can be mild to severe and varies in how often it occurs and how long it lasts. Acute insomnia is a short-term sleep problem that is generally related to a stressful or traumatic life event and lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Acute insomnia might happen from time to time. With chronic insomnia, sleep problems occur at least 3 nights a week for more than a month.

Research shows that insomnia is a risk factor for depression, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse. Tri-Valley Psychotherapy understands how important sleep is for a healthy, happy life. If you are struggling with insomnia psychotherapist, Dr. Christine Dickson can help.

Call (923) 523-1397 for an appointment today!