A person who suffers from insomnia talks about a difficulty in sleeping. During the night, sleep is unrefreshing and superficial, and the person will feel as though he or she has not rested.
The most severe consequences of lack of sleep are alterations in mood, decreased motivation, feeling low energy or exhausted and a sense of frustration. Usually these people will fall asleep against their will in situations that can put their lives at risk or cause problems socially. For example: falling asleep at the wheel or in a work meeting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What symptoms exist in an Insomnia Disorder?
It can manifest itself during the initial phase of trying to sleep, which is more common in anxiety disorders and refers to the fact that the person is slow to reach deep sleep. It can also be presented as "fragmented sleep", which is difficulty maintaining sleep due to waking frequently. Finally, there is terminal insomnia, which is present in depression and manifests in early awakening in the middle of the night. All these manifestations prevent the person from achieving complete rest.
Which population is more likely to develop Insomnia Disorder?
According to a study conducted this year, in Mexico about 40% of the population suffers from insomnia. According to the World Health Organization, this problem occurs more frequently in women and in people who have sedentary habits.
What are the risk factors for presenting with an Insomnia Disorder?
Some of the associated factors are: having an irregular sleep pattern, having a job that requires the rotation of shifts, lack of healthy habits and physical activation, presence of electronic devices such as tablets or cell phones in bed, living situations that generate anxiety and stress or depression. Other causes are frequent consumption of caffeine, nicotine or alcohol, adverse effects to certain medications or pills, and having suffered any significant loss such as the death of a family member or employment.
What is the treatment for an Insomnia Disorder?
Psychotherapeutic interventions include strategies to reduce anxiety, to identify situations that disturb the person's rest and to generate healthy habits more adaptive to a person's routine.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.