Sleep Disorders

Sunstate Medical Associates

Internal Medicine Physicians located in Lake Mary, FL

Insufficient sleep can take a toll on your health and overall quality of life. If you experience insomnia or other sleep disorders, the experienced team at Sunstate Medical Associates in Lake Mary, Florida, offers treatments that boost sleep quality and lower your risk of accidents, unpleasant side effects, and weight gain. Call Sunstate Medical Associates for an appointment today or book one online.

Sleep Disorders Q & A

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are medical conditions that prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in which you might have problems falling or staying asleep. Chronic sleep deprivation can take a toll on your health, which is why seeking treatment for your condition is important.


What are the symptoms of insomnia?

Common signs and symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Waking up during the night 
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Waking up tired
  • Chronic drowsiness
  • Daytime tiredness
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Problems paying a attention
  • Ongoing worries about sleep
  • Increases in accidents

At the first sign of insomnia, see the Sunstate Medical Associates team for an evaluation to reduce your risk of accidents and health problems.


What are the risk factors for insomnia?

Some of the risk factors associated with insomnia include genetics, being a woman, and being older than age 60. Your risk of insomnia also increases with mental health disorders, stress, and an irregular sleep schedule. Chronic sleep deprivation can contribute to weight gain, obesity, and obesity-related diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes.


How is insomnia diagnosed?

Your primary care doctor can diagnose insomnia after reviewing your symptoms, discussing your medical history, and completing a physical exam. They might recommend you undergo a sleep study, too.


How is insomnia treated?

If you experience insomnia your Sunstate Medical Associates specialist might recommend one of the following treatments:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle habits that increase your chance of a good night’s sleep include eating a healthy diet, setting a regular sleep schedule, getting regular exercise (don’t work out late at night), avoiding afternoon naps, limiting caffeine and alcohol, sleeping in a cool dark room, and not going to bed hungry or very full.

Stress reduction techniques

If stress contributes to insomnia, try relaxation techniques. Examples include breathing exercises, yoga, therapeutic massage, and meditation to make getting and staying asleep easier.

Sleeping medications

If conservative treatments haven’t worked, your provider can prescribe medications to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Don’t live with insomnia or other sleep disorders when simple treatments are within reach at Sunstate Medical Associates. Call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or book using the online scheduler.