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Insomnia Specialist

The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Specialists located in Beverly Hills, CA

The most common of all sleep disorders, insomnia can lead to a host of troubling symptoms like mood changes and difficulty concentrating. Ashkan Naraghi, MD, and Dan Naim, MD, at The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute provide a variety of options for insomnia treatment at their practice in Beverly Hills, California. If you think you have insomnia, call the office or book an appointment online today.


What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes trouble falling or staying asleep. Insomnia prevents you from getting much-needed rest, even when you have the opportunity for a full, undisturbed night of peaceful slumber.

When you have insomnia, you may lay awake for hours before falling asleep or you might get up too early and not be able to go back to sleep. This leads to one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability, depression, or anxiety
  • Increased errors or accidents
  • Decreased performance at work or school

Insomnia is a complicated sleep disorder, but it’s treatable. The highly-trained sleep specialists at The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute can help you overcome insomnia and improve your quality of life.

What causes insomnia?

Insomnia can be the primary problem or it may be related to another condition, like sleep apnea. Common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Changes to your sleep routine, including travel
  • Certain medications, including antidepressants
  • Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol
  • Medical conditions, including asthma
  • Sleep-related disorders, such as restless legs syndrome
  • Mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders
  • Chronic pain, such as arthritis
  • Changes in activity

The experts at The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute carefully review your sleep habits and medical history to determine the exact cause of your insomnia.

How is insomnia diagnosed and treated?

To diagnose insomnia and identify its cause, The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute performs a physical exam. They may recommend a sleep study, which involves monitoring and recording various bodily functions (like your brain activity, breathing, and heart rate) while you sleep.

The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute then develops an individualized treatment plan. Insomnia treatment may involve addressing underlying issues such as stress, medications, and medical conditions. Your sleep specialist may also recommend one or more of the following insomnia treatments:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Medication to help you sleep
  • Avoiding or limiting caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine
  • Creating and sticking to a sleep schedule
  • Relaxation techniques like meditation

To learn how you can find relief from insomnia, call The Beverly Hills Lung and Sleep Institute or book an appointment online today.