Insomnia Specialist

Blackhawk TMS -  - Mental Health Clinic

Blackhawk TMS

Mental Health Clinic & Psychiatrists located in Danville, CA & Napa, CA

Every night, millions of Americans struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia not only affects your next-day activites, but it also affects your long-term health. The experienced team at Blackhawk TMS, with offices in Danville and Napa, California, provides treatment for insomnia to improve both your sleep and your health. For a consultation, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Insomnia Q & A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. In addition to the inability to get a good night’s rest, insomnia may also cause:

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Problems with memory

Insomnia can also affect your physical health and make it harder for you to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. It may also increase your risk of depression or high blood pressure.

What are the types of insomnia?

Insomnia is categorized into one of two types based on the underlying cause of your sleep disorder. The types of insomnia include:

Primary insomnia

Primary insomnia it a type of insomnia not caused by an underlying health issue.

Secondary insomnia

Secondary insomnia means that your inability to sleep or stay asleep is due to an underlying health issue, such as sleep apnea or depression.

Insomnia can also be acute or chronic. Acute insomnia generally lasts anywhere from one night to several weeks, while chronic insomnia occurs three nights a week for three or more months.

What causes insomnia?

Your inability to sleep may develop from many causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Pain
  • Medication
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Environmental factors, such as light or noise

You may also develop insomnia due to changes in your sleep cycle related to your work schedule or jet lag.

What treatment can address my insomnia?

Your specialist at Blackhawk TMS develops a personalized treatment plan to help improve your insomnia. Your treatment plan may center around the underlying cause of your inability to sleep and may include a combination of psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or medication.

Your specialist at Blackhawk TMS works closely with you to identify the underlying cause of your insomnia and then helps you develop techniques to manage the cause. Your specialist may also provide recommendations on how to improve your sleep habits so you can get a better night’s rest.

Insomnia not only affects your emotional and mental health, but also your physical health. To get the help you need to manage your insomnia, call Blackhawk TMS today or request an appointment online.