You’re not alone if you struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep. Insomnia affects about 30% of people in the United States. If you have insomnia, board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, Lexie Barton, FNP, at Unity Behavioral Health can help. At her telemedicine-based practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she takes a holistic approach to care, focusing on finding and treating the root cause of your insomnia. To learn more about her specialized treatment options, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard for you to fall asleep or stay asleep.
The amount of sleep you need to feel fully rested varies. Most adults need 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
Insomnia is common and may be acute or chronic.
With acute insomnia, your inability to get a good night’s rest may last a few days or a few weeks. This type of insomnia often develops from stress or a traumatic experience.
Chronic insomnia is a sleep disorder that lasts a month or more and may develop from an underlying medical condition or medication.
Insomnia affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. Common symptoms include:
In most cases, insomnia resolves on its own. However, if your insomnia is chronic or affecting your daily life, Lexie at Unity Behavioral Health can help.
You can expect a comprehensive assessment during your telemedicine insomnia consultation at Unity Behavioral Health. Lexie is an experienced health care provider and takes a whole-person approach to care.
Rather than focusing on your symptoms or diagnoses, she asks detailed questions about your health and wellness to fully understand the root cause of your insomnia and develop the most effective treatment plan.
During your consultation, she asks about your mental health and physical history, the types of medications and supplements you take, your daily routine, life stresses, and bedtime habits.
She may also request lab work to confirm or rule out a medical condition that may explain your insomnia. Your lab work may include an assessment of your hormone levels, which may affect your sleep cycle.
Lexie takes a personalized approach to the treatment of insomnia based on the underlying cause. Your treatment plan may include:
Lexie believes in building long-term relationships with her patients and schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor you and your health so she can adjust your plan as needed. She also provides counseling services to augment her medical treatments.
Insomnia affects your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. To get the help you need, contact Unity Behavioral Health by phone or schedule an appointment online today.