Insomnia Specialist

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Insomnia services offered in Towson, MD
You’re not alone if you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep like many americans these days. Chronic insomnia affects an exponentially growing number of adults in the United States. Not getting enough sleep has negative effects on the entire workings of our bodies.  At his office in Towson, Maryland, Charles Weng, MD has treated many patients with medical marijuana who have said it was a godsend.  His patients have said they've never slept better after years of sleepless nights.  To get help for your sleepless nights, call the offices of Dr. Weng or go online to make an appointment today.  Telemed appointments are available.
Insomnia Q & A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects your ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or causes you to wake up too early. It can leave you feeling exhausted, especially after you first wake up. Insomnia is a common sleep problem that affects millions of adults in the United States every night and can impact your day-to-day activity, as well as your mental and physical health.

While sleep needs vary from person to person, it’s generally recommended that most adults get seven to eight hours of sleep. If your inability to get a good night’s sleep is hurting your quality of life, it’s time to call Dr. Weng so he can help you devise a plan that improves your quality of sleep.

What causes insomnia?

Your inability to sleep may have any number of causes. Common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Eating too close to your bedtime
  • Work schedule
  • Medications
  • Caffeine consumption

An underlying health condition, such as arthritis or depression, may also affect your sleep schedule. Another sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, can also make it difficult for you to sleep soundly through the night.

How is insomnia diagnosed?

Dr. Weng conducts a thorough examination to diagnose your insomnia and, most importantly, identify the underlying cause. Your examination may include:

  • Physical exam
  • Review of your sleep habits and lifestyle
  • Health and medication history

If Dr. Weng isn’t able to identify the underlying cause of your insomnia after an examination or your sleep doesn’t improve despite treatment, he may recommend a sleep study to rule out other sleeping disorders.

What treatments can relieve my insomnia?

Treatment for your insomnia may depend on the underlying cause. Dr. Weng works closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that helps you sleep soundly, so you feel more rested.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Regular sleep schedule
  • Physical activity
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Modification of lifestyle habits
  • Prescription medication
  • Medical marijuana
  • CBN

If necessary, Dr. Weng may recommend cognitive behavioral therapy to help you develop behaviors and habits that support better sleep.

Insomnia can affect every aspect of your life, but it is a treatable condition. Call Dr. Weng’s office today or request a consultation online.