Insomnia/sleeplessness has numerous causes, and many manifestations.
You may have a difficulty falling asleep, maintaining sleep, or simply complain of a shallow unrestful sleep.
Either way, clients often suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, fatigue, and a difficulty performing their daytime duties.
Deficient sleep can be a cause of or a sign of many psychiatric conditions. It is important to consider sleep habits, substance use, sleep apnea, and rule out other psychiatric disorders before treating with medications.
Used judiciously, in combination with behavioral techniques, medications can provide a much needed good night’s sleep.