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Dr. Andrew Kong & Associates
Insomnia
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder 50-70 million adults have a sleep disorder. 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month. 4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Women are more likely than men to develop insomnia. Symptoms of Insomnia Waking Up Feeling Tired or Not Well Rested Daytime Sleepiness  Irritability  Fatigue Problems Concentrating  Forgetfulness Feeling Anxious, Depressed, or Irritable Increased Errors or Accidents Worries About Sleep
How We Can Help Acupuncture can provide a calming energy to your body, allowing your body to reset and contribute to a more balanced sleep pattern. Western Medicine or modern medicine believes that acupuncture affects the neurotransmitters, hormones, and the  immune system. Our doctors use nutrition, we create specific diets and supplements tailored to support your body. These special diets both feed your body and detox your cells. Our doctors have over 20 years of experience in the use of natural supplements. We have chosen  specific companies that have the best quality of vitamins and minerals to fill the voids in your health. Some of these natural supplements include; anti-inflammatories, immune boosters, gut cleansers, muscle relaxers, and supplements to improve cellular health and function as well as healthy sleep patterns. Neuro Feedback has shown tremendous success with insomnia.  Neurofeedback works through analyzing the brain wave activities. We then create a program to correct those waves promoting healthy sleep-wake patterns, allowing your body to sleep. This state of the art program trains your brain through various games, videos, and sounds. This allows our clinic to treat a variety of patients of all ages.
Causes of Insomnia Medical Conditions - Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Endocrine Imbalance (hormones), Restless Leg Syndrome and Chronic Pain can all be treated at our clinic, allowing the body to sleep and heal. Medications - Certain medications can have side effects that lead to trouble sleeping. Often times, our doctors can help wean you off of medications that can disrupt your sleep patterns. Disruption in Circadian Rhythm - Everyone has a natural sleep-wake rhythm. For most people, their circadian rhythm involves sleeping at night and being awake during the day. When this rhythm gets disrupted, it can cause insomnia. This rhythm can be corrected through the use of Neurofeedback.
Insomnia refers to trouble falling or staying asleep. It can affect someone for a short time, such as a few nights or weeks. In other cases, insomnia is chronic and can last for months or years.
“Sleep is a critical time for your being, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.”
Amount of Sleep Needed by Age Group: Adult: 7-9 Hours Teenagers: 8-10 Hours Child(6-12): 9-12 Hours Child(3-5): 10-13 Hours (including naps) Child(1-2): 11-14 Hours (including naps) Infants(4-12 mths): 12-16 Hours (including naps)
Primary Insomnia: Physical Stress or Emotional Upset Sleep Schedule Imbalance Brain Wave Imbalance
Secondary Insomnia: Medical Illnesses, Pain, Anxiety, Deprssion Medications, Restless Leg Syndrome Caffeine, Tobacco, Alcohol Abuse
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