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Sleep Disorders

Adult & Adolescent Psychiatrist located in Oak Brook, IL

Sleep Disorders services offered in Oak Brook, IL

Sleep disorders interfere with your ability to get good, quality sleep, affecting your physical and emotional well-being. Akwetey Akrong, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Reverence Behavioral Health Services in Oak Brook, Illinois, understand how sleep disorders affect health and wellness. Taking a patient-centered and integrative approach, they provide support and guidance to improve your sleep and well-being. To find out more about treatment for sleep disorders, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Sleep Disorders Q & A

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the quality and duration of your sleep, leading to problems that interfere with how you think, feel, and behave during the day. There are many types of sleep disorders, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Parasomnia (e.g., sleep talking, sleepwalking)

Sleep disorders may result from an underlying medical condition, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), in which you stop and restart breathing several times while you sleep. Sleep disorders are also common in people with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

No matter the underlying cause, sleep disorders affect your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The adult and adolescent psychiatrists at Reverence Behavioral Health Services understand how sleep affects how you think and feel and provide patient-focused care to improve sleep and health.

What are the complications of sleep disorders?

Sleep is important for health. Though you’re at rest, your body is busy repairing and rebuilding your body to get you ready for the next day. 

When you have a sleep disorder and fail to get an adequate amount of high-quality sleep, it can lead to additional problems like low energy, difficulty focusing, and irritability. Sleep disorders also increase your risk of developing chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

Sleep disorders may also cause mental health conditions like depression or anxiety or exacerbate symptoms.

What are the treatments for sleep disorders?

Before making any treatment recommendations, the team at Reverence Behavioral Health Services spends time talking and listening to you. They want to know your strengths and get all the information they need so they can create a plan that changes your life for the better.

Initially, treatment for your sleep disorder focuses on creating good sleep habits like going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, creating a comforting sleep environment, and turning off all electronics an hour before bed. 

The team may also recommend cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to change the negative thoughts that keep you awake at night. You may also benefit from medication to help you sleep while implementing these changes.

Reverence Behavioral Health Services partners with you, creating a plan that works for you, your routine, and your goals. 

To schedule your sleep disorder consultation, call Reverence Behavioral Health Services or schedule an appointment online today.