Insomnia Treatment in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, OH

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Chronic Insomnia Treatment in Ohio

KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry is a mental health disorder treatment provider for patients in Southwestern and Central Ohio. We use a combination of psychiatric treatment and counseling to help patients from Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and beyond manage their mental health disorders and improve their quality of life.

Although people don’t always think of insomnia as a mental health disorder, it’s one of the most common conditions we treat. We’re able to bring our patients peace to relieve the stress associated with insomnia, and either treat it directly or treat any related conditions that may be causing it. Below, you can learn more about insomnia, why you should get help, and how we can be that help.

What Is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, and get back to sleep once you’ve woken up. Insomnia leads to constant exhaustion, which can make everything more difficult, including work, family responsibilities, and even day-to-day tasks such as driving.

Many adults will experience some form of insomnia during their lifetimes, often because of a traumatic event or ongoing stress. Insomnia usually lasts for days to weeks, but when it lasts for a month or longer, it is considered long-term or chronic insomnia.

Types of Insomnia

Insomnia can be someone’s primary disorder, but it is often related to other conditions. Whether as a primary or secondary condition, insomnia generally comes in two main forms:

Acute Insomnia (short-term)

caused by trauma or stress. Usually lasts for a few days to weeks.

Chronic Insomnia (long-term)

the result of ongoing life habits, stress, or life events that can disrupt sleep for a month or longer.

The main indicators of insomnia are:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up too early during sleep
  • Waking up during the night
  • Not feeling rested after waking up
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Irritability
  • Lack of focus
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Worrying about sleep
  • Daytime tiredness
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Insomnia can be caused by all kinds of stimuli, including:

  • Stress
  • Mental health disorders such as anxiety
  • Some prescription medications
  • Medical conditions, sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea
  • Dependence on caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol
  • Aging affecting sleep patterns, activities, or health
  • Eating too much too late
  • Workplace difficulties, irregular schedule, jet lag, being overly busy
  • Changes in menstrual cycle, or menopause
  • Pregnancy, changes in menstrual cycle, or menopause

Insomnia is also a common occurrence due to detrimental sleep habits, such as irregular bedtimes; naps; uncomfortable sleeping environments; using your bed for work; or performing stimulating activities before bed, such as using smartphones and other screens before sleep.

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Signs & Symptoms of Anxiety

The main indicators of insomnia are:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up too early during sleep
  • Waking up during the night
  • Not feeling rested after waking up
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Irritability
  • Lack of focus
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Worrying about sleep
  • Daytime tiredness

Causes & Risk Factors of Anxiety

Insomnia can be caused by all kinds of stimuli, including:

  • Stress
  • Mental health disorders such as anxiety
  • Some prescription medications
  • Medical conditions, especially sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea
  • Dependence on caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol
  • Aging affecting sleep patterns, activities, or health
  • Eating too much too late
  • Workplace difficulties: jet lag, being overly busy, or an irregular work schedule
  • Changes in menstrual cycle, or menopause
  • Pregnancy, changes in menstrual cycle, or menopause

Long-Term Effects of Insomnia

Insomnia can be frustrating on its own, but its effects on overall health also take their toll. Sleep deprivation from insomnia leads to deteriorating physical health, exhaustion, and mental fatigue. Long-term health effects can also arise from the lack of sleep, such as an increased risk of heart problems.

Untreated insomnia can wreak havoc in a person’s life, as the loss of sleep can make daily actions, such as driving to work, incredibly dangerous. It can also lead to mistakes at work because a person’s brain isn’t rested enough to notice any errors. Insomnia can even cause friction in personal relationships, as a sleep-deprived person cannot always function properly or think reasonably, leaving others to carry a greater load in responsibilities.

Insomnia Therapy & Treatment with KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry

KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry offers a comprehensive and personalized mental health approach to insomnia and related conditions for those from the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, OH areas.

Patients with insomnia can rely on KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry to take care of them using a whole-body approach, including sleep medications (or psychiatry to treat mental health disorders that lead to insomnia) that help patients get healthy, restful sleep. Individual counseling gives patients one-on-one time to discuss and relieve the stress that can cause insomnia, and group therapy is a welcoming place to listen to others going through similar experiences for support.

We proudly offer an online telehealth program to help with insomnia and other mental health disorders. Through our confidential video platform, patients can make appointments six days a week with same-day scheduling. You can get the care you need, when you need it, from the convenience of your home.

Testimonials

“This place has been a blessing from day one. As a mother of 3, it’s not always the easiest to get away from the kiddos. I love the fact that I don’t have to leave my home to meet with my therapist. The online counseling aspect is really convenient and was honestly the only way for me to get the help I needed. I plan on continuing my monthly sessions because I keep seeing more growth and positive change in myself each time.”

– A.T.
“Depression controlled my life for a very long time, and up until a few months ago I was hopeless of that ever changing. KAV helped me find balance again. They helped me find peace. I rediscovered what being happy feels like. Though I still have bad days, I now have the tools and support systems to get me through them. I finally feel in control of my life again, and for that I am grateful.”

– J.C.
“I started feeling really anxious and depressed after the birth of my first child, which was when one of my close friends told me about KAV. My first visit with the doctor was great. She asked me a lot of questions, was super attentive, and gave me the time to talk through my issues. I could tell that she genuinely cared about trying to help me. We talked about different medication options and she suggested therapy. I was hesitant at first, but I’m really glad I said yes because my counselor has really helped me explore all this new anxiety. It changes every day with a baby, but I do feel like I’m in such a better place now, and so much more available for my daughter.”

-E.M.
“Pain pills took me down a really dark path for many years. I’ve been to rehab several times, but could never stay clean for long after I got out. I thank the doctors and counselors at KAV every day for helping me turn my life around. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve been sober for 14 months and have the belief in myself that it will stay that way. Most importantly, I can be the father and husband my family needs. Thank you KAV — you all truly saved my life!!!”

– J.K.
“Paying attention for long periods of time has been a struggle for as long as I can remember. It’s made things like school…relationships…holding down a job…etc pretty tough. Prior to coming here I’d heard of ADHD but never really looked into it…but after just a few visits my doctor and counselor helped me better understand it and get it under control. It’s been a really good experience so far…I only wish I would’ve pursued getting help like this sooner.”

– L.B.