What are the Symptoms of Insomnia?

Insomnia is when a patient has difficulty falling asleep, difficulty remaining asleep or can also be when patients wake up early in the morning and not able to go back to sleep. Other symptoms of insomnia may include feeling groggy in the morning, sleepiness during the day, inability to focus on tasks and irritability. Whether you experience difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, there are solutions. Our clinic diagnoses and treats the symptoms of insomnia in Northern Virginia.


What Causes Insomnia?

There are three basic types of insomnia each with a variety of underlying causes. When you visit our clinic in Northern Virginia we can help identify your triggers and solutions to helping you sleep well again.

Episodic Insomnia

Episodic Insomnia lasts for a short period of time, disappears and then returns. This type of insomnia may have underlying causes such as another medical disorder that affects sleep, consumption of alcohol or drugs, new prescription medication, or environmental triggers.

Short Term Insomnia

Short Term Insomnia lasts for up to three months. This type of insomnia may be caused by longer-term changes such as situational anxiety or depression, physical pain or changes to your sleep environment.

Chronic Insomnia

Chronic Insomnia lasts for over three months. This type of insomnia is usually caused by variety of factors which including but not limited to chronic medical conditions, working night shifts, or other underlying medical conditions.

Who is at risk from Insomnia?

Insomnia affects patients from all demographics. However, insomnia is more common with age and adult women report insomnia more often than men. As you age, the chances of suffering from a sleep disorder increases. In addition, patients suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, drug or alcohol dependency, mental disorders, and lack of exercise have the greatest risk of suffering from insomnia.

Diagnosis of Insomnia Northern Virginia

Since the insomnia can be associated with other sleep conditions, we start with a thorough examination, medical history and possible environmental causes. Then we will determine whether you should complete a sleep study to diagnose the condition. Schedule an appointment today to start sleeping better.

Useful Links

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27136449

NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates

NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates provides comprehensive services in the fields of lung, critical care and sleep disorders. We provide both outpatient and inpatient treatments. We partner with our local hospital, Stone Springs Hospital Center, in providing intensive care services, pulmonary consultations, sleep studies and in patient pulmonary admissions. In addition, we provide sleep studies, sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment. At NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates, our board certified physicians are committed to providing excellent, empathic and compassionate care while judiciously utilizing diagnostic tests and pharmacologic therapies. We spend our time listening to you to understand your concerns and respond with the best treatment options for you. Our professional staff understands the importance of follow-up care to make sure that your problems are resolved and your health improves.  Please contact us today for a consultation.

Heale Medical offers technology-enabled primary care that is proactive, comprehensive, and centered around our patient’s needs. Our primary clinic is located near you in 8300 Boone Boulevard, Suite 150, Vienna, VA 22182.

Our primary care physicians provide comprehensive medical care throughout the Washington, DC Metropolitan area including Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Franklin Farm, Herndon, Lorton, Merrifield, McLean, Oakton, Seven Corners, Springfield, Reston, Tysons Corner, Vienna, Washington DC, West Springfield, Wolf Trap and more.