Common Health Condition: Insomnia | Virtual Private Clinic in Quebec

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult for you to fall asleep, stay asleep, or fall back asleep after waking up early. Insomnia is a problem that many people face. It can be caused by stress, anxiety, or even just working late hours. Most people with insomnia will have some trouble falling asleep at least a few nights a week. For some people, insomnia is a short-term problem that goes away on its own. But for others, it can be a long-term condition that needs treatment.

What are the different types of insomnia?

There are many different types of insomnia, but the most common form is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can be caused by stress, anxiety, medications, and other medical conditions. It can also be a side effect of jet lag or shift work.

There are three primary types of insomnia: transient, intermittent, and chronic.

Transient insomnia lasts for less than a week and is usually caused by a stressful event, such as a job loss or the death of a loved one.

Intermittent insomnia occurs off and on and can last for weeks or months at a time. This type of insomnia is often caused by stress or changes in your sleep schedule.

Chronic insomnia persists night after night and can last for months or even years. Chronic insomnia is usually caused by an underlying health condition, such as anxiety or depression.

What causes insomnia?

There are many potential causes of insomnia, including stress, anxiety, depression, medications, environmental factors, and underlying medical conditions. Identifying the cause of your insomnia is the first step in finding an effective treatment.

Stress and anxiety are common causes of insomnia. Stress can be caused by work, family, or financial problems. Anxiety can be caused by worry about future events or current situations.

Depression is another common cause of insomnia. Depression can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Medications used to treat depression may also contribute to insomnia.

Environmental factors such as noise, light, and temperature can affect sleep. If you have trouble sleeping in a noisy or bright environment, try using earplugs or an eye mask to block out noise and light. Make sure your bedroom is at a comfortable temperature for sleeping.

Underlying medical conditions such as arthritis, asthma, cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease can cause pain that makes it difficult to sleep. If you have any chronic medical conditions, talk to a doctor about possible treatments for both the condition and the resulting insomnia.

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

There are a variety of symptoms that can come with insomnia, and they range from mild to severe. The most common symptom is difficulty falling asleep. This can be due to a racing mind, stress, anxiety, or physical discomfort. Other symptoms include waking up frequently throughout the night, feeling unrefreshed after sleep, and daytime fatigue. Insomnia can also lead to irritability, depression, and difficulty concentrating. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to talk to a doctor about treatment options.

What should I do if I have insomnia?

There are a few things you can do to help treat insomnia. First, try to relax before bed. This can be done by reading or taking a bath. Second, avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed. Third, establish a regular sleep schedule. Fourth, avoid working or using electronic devices in bed. Fifth, get up and move around during the day. Doing these things can help you get the rest you need and improve your quality of life.

What are the treatments for insomnia?

There are many different treatments for insomnia. Some people may need to take medications to help them sleep. Others may need to change their sleep habits or environment. And some people may need to do both.

The best treatment for you depends on the underlying cause of your sleep problems. If you have difficulty falling asleep, the doctor may recommend a sleep aid like melatonin or prescription medication. If you wake up frequently during the night, the doctor may suggest a bedtime routine including relaxation techniques or limiting caffeine intake.

If your insomnia is caused by another condition like anxiety or pain, treating that disorder may also help alleviate your sleep problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of counseling that can be particularly effective in treating insomnia. In CBT, you learn how to identify and change the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to sleeplessness.

Whatever treatment you try, give it at least four weeks to start working before considering other options. And be sure to talk with a doctor before starting any new sleep medication or supplement.

When should I see a doctor about my insomnia?

If your insomnia is affecting your quality of life or daily functioning, it’s time to see a doctor. Insomnia can be a symptom of an underlying health condition, so it’s important to rule out any potential medical causes. The doctor will also be able to provide you with guidance on how to treat your insomnia and help you develop healthy sleep habits.

What are some of the most common medications prescribed to treat insomnia?

The most commonly suggested prescription medications for insomnia include:

-Non-benzodiazepine sedatives such as Zolpidem, Zopicone and Lunesta

-Antidepressants, such as Amitriptyline (Elavil), Mirtazapine (Remeron) Trazodone (Desyrel)

-Ansihistamines such as Benadryl

-All of these medications are available online through Eden Telemed.

Can I get an online consultation for insomnia on Eden Telemed?

Absolutely, you can speak directly to a licensed doctor online about your insomnia or sleep issues in minutes, from your phone, tablet, or computer. Get a diagnosis, treatment or prescription for insomnia from the comfort of your home or office.

How does an online consultation for insomnia work?

Booking a doctor’s visit on Eden Telemed about insomnia treatment is very easy. You simply need to tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll connect you with a doctor. All of our consultations are private and confidential, and take place over secure chat, phone, or video.

Am I covered by insurance for telemedicine or online consultations with private doctors?

Yes. Most insurance companies reimburse part or all of telemedicine and private healthcare services depending on your insurance coverage. However, it is always best to check with your insurance.

Can I get a prescription to treat my insomnia on Eden Telemed?

Of course! During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you medication to treat insomnia and help you get a good night's sleep.You can get your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy or have them delivered straight to your door for free!

How do I get a blood test?

During your consultation, if necessary, our online doctors can prescribe you lab or blood tests to analyze your condition. Our nurse team can perform lab & blood tests in the comfort of your home or office. Private lab costs are covered 80% or more by most private insurances. Results are obtained quickly within 24 hours for the majority of tests. Our medical team will guide you through the process and let you know if you need to be fasting or not.


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