Sleep Problems

Sleep Problems services offered in Lanham, MD

Sleep Problems

Sleep Problems services offered in Lanham, MD

Good rest is critical to healthy living, and when you experience sleep problems it can affect everything about your days and nights. At Chivic Healthcare Services in Lanham, Maryland, a team of highly skilled providers is here to help you find lasting relief from sleep problems. All you need to do to get started is call or schedule an appointment online.

Sleep Problems Q&A

Why is it so important to get help with sleep problems?

Your body and brain need restful sleep to perform properly. Sleeping is when your body repairs and maintains the resiliency necessary to thrive. 

Everyone experiences an occasional sleepless night or even a period of poor sleep that lasts for weeks. Circumstances usually cause stand-alone sleep issues; you may experience jet lag, a stressful time at home or work, or are recovering from illness. 

But when sleep disruptions continue or have no cause, you should seek medical help. Sleep issues can lead to a wide range of health issues if left untreated. Extensive research shows links between poor-quality sleep and several chronic diseases. 

What are some potential causes of sleep problems?

Numerous things can interfere with your ability to get a good night’s rest. Like those mentioned above, some have a short duration and will usually improve. In other cases, the cause of sleep disruption is more complex. 

Some of the potential causes of sleep problems include:

  • Changes in medication
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic health issues
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sensitivity to caffeine
  • Drug or alcohol use

Sleep apnea is a common cause of poor sleep. The most common form develops when muscles in your throat relax during sleep and block the airflow, causing you to gasp for air and partially awaken multiple times each hour. 

Are there treatments that can help with sleep problems?

There are many different ways to address sleep problems. In most cases, treating the root cause of your sleep disruption is the best approach. If you have mental health challenges that are interfering with your sleep, counseling or other treatment is the right place to begin. 

Medications can help you sleep, but drug therapy is not a good long-term solution. Your practitioner works closely with you to find ways to improve your rest. If a chronic health issue is the source of sleep disruption, managing that condition can bring noticeable improvements. 

There are also treatment options for sleep apnea, including oral appliances that shift your jaw position during sleep and improve airflow. 

When you’re ready to explore the options, book a one-on-one visit online or over the phone. Telehealth can also be a good fit for addressing sleep problems.