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Difficulty sleeping is one of the most common conditions seen in our clinic. Insomnia can be a standalone challenge or a sign/symptom of another chronic condition or imbalance.

While it is normal to have trouble sleeping when you are stressed, chronic insomnia is a sleep disorder that can cause or worsen chronic pain, immune dysfunction, heart problems, and mental health challenges. If you struggle with insomnia, contact the NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn to find relief.

What causes insomnia?

There are three main types of insomnia-acute, intermittent, and chronic. While acute insomnia is a normal response to stress, intermittent and chronic insomnia can have many underlying causes. Some of the most common risk factors are:

  • Improper nighttime habits
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Stress
  • Inactivity
  • Chronic illness
  • Medications

To diagnose the cause of your insomnia, we will need to get a clear picture of your health. We will start with a thorough intake on your first visit get to know you better. We can also perform in-office WAVi scans to see how your brain is functioning, blood work to check for hormone imbalances and nutrient deficiencies, and a microbiome analysis to look for imbalances that can affect your ability to sleep at night.

What are the treatments for insomnia?

Because everyone is unique, a personalized treatment plan for insomnia is essential. Our practice focuses on holistic medicine meant to optimize your health. By directly addressing concerns we find during the diagnostic process and modifying certain behaviors, we can help you find a good night’s sleep. Beyond this, we offer targeted treatments including mind-body medicine, acupuncture, lifestyle changes, botanical medicine and nutraceuticals, and prescription medication when necessary.

By addressing your concerns at an individual level, we can improve your overall functioning and help you feel better every day. Our goal is to help you reach your optimum health as well as treat the symptoms that brought you to our office.