Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Shantha Gowda
Psychologist, PsyD, DBSM
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people improve their sleep. I am a licensed clinical health psychologist board certified in behavioral sleep medicine. I trained as a clinical fellow at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center and built the first Sleep and Circadian Health Program for the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. I take a holistic approach to treating sleep problems by taking into account all relevant factors such as cultural background, personal history, family and friends, living arrangements, preferences, and other health and mental health conditions.
I am passionate about helping people improve their sleep. I am a licensed clinical health psychologist board certified in behavioral sleep medicine. I trained as a clinical fellow at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center and built the first Sleep and Circadian Health Program for the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. I take a holistic approach to treating sleep problems by taking into account all relevant factors such as cultural background, personal history, family and friends, living arrangements, preferences, and other health and mental health conditions.
(415) 619-6497 View (415) 619-6497
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Therapy Lab San Francisco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94112  (Online Only)
Common goals include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, insomnia, parenting, child anxiety, and self-esteem.
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
Common goals include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, insomnia, parenting, child anxiety, and self-esteem.
Therapy Lab offers individual teletherapy that's based on a plan. Visit our website (therapylab.com) to explore a menu of treatment plans based on common goals for therapy. With your input, we'll make a plan that's based on your goals, your timeline, and your budget. Our science-based plans are designed to support you in overcoming distress (anxiety, relationship problems, work stress) so you walk away with emotional health and insight. At your first session, your exceptionally qualified therapist will get to know you and pick or design a plan that’s customized to your situation.
(213) 376-3455 View (213) 376-3455
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Valesia Ho
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
Dr. Valesia Ho is a licensed clinical psychologist with a focus in evidence-based treatments, behavioral medicine and working with individuals and couples coping with sleep disorders and concerns related to sexual health. Her clinical focus is in behavioral medicine working with individuals and couples coping with sleep disorders and concerns related to sexual health. Her approach values and affirms the inherent uniqueness of each person and couple by taking into account biological, psychological and cultural factors that impact emotional and physical health.
Dr. Valesia Ho is a licensed clinical psychologist with a focus in evidence-based treatments, behavioral medicine and working with individuals and couples coping with sleep disorders and concerns related to sexual health. Her clinical focus is in behavioral medicine working with individuals and couples coping with sleep disorders and concerns related to sexual health. Her approach values and affirms the inherent uniqueness of each person and couple by taking into account biological, psychological and cultural factors that impact emotional and physical health.
(415) 413-1089 View (415) 413-1089
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Dr. Alexandra Davidson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping clients understand and rise above that unwanted presence that has likely been a steady companion for some time — anxiety. This anxious part of the brain can have quite a loud voice, triggering uncomfortable symptoms that lead you to avoid what you fear. You can then become stuck in a smaller, less vibrant life, one where you stop pursuing what matters most. Anxiety can show up in the form of worry that is difficult to control, public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, health anxiety, and work stress/burnout. I also treat insomnia, which can be a related problem.
I am passionate about helping clients understand and rise above that unwanted presence that has likely been a steady companion for some time — anxiety. This anxious part of the brain can have quite a loud voice, triggering uncomfortable symptoms that lead you to avoid what you fear. You can then become stuck in a smaller, less vibrant life, one where you stop pursuing what matters most. Anxiety can show up in the form of worry that is difficult to control, public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, health anxiety, and work stress/burnout. I also treat insomnia, which can be a related problem.
(415) 481-4255 View (415) 481-4255
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Daniel Jin Blum
Psychologist, PhD, DBSM
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94140  (Online Only)
Having difficulties sleeping? Lacking the energy to perform at your best? As a Stanford trained sleep psychologist and Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, I provide evidenced-based treatment for individuals coping with a wide range of concerns including trouble sleeping, anxiety and performance. I am passionate about helping people optimize their physical, mental and emotional health and take a collaborative and practical approach. I am committed to making sure we are a good fit, so please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.
Having difficulties sleeping? Lacking the energy to perform at your best? As a Stanford trained sleep psychologist and Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, I provide evidenced-based treatment for individuals coping with a wide range of concerns including trouble sleeping, anxiety and performance. I am passionate about helping people optimize their physical, mental and emotional health and take a collaborative and practical approach. I am committed to making sure we are a good fit, so please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.
(415) 801-3612 View (415) 801-3612
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Amy Naber
MA, CHT, RCYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
Do you struggle with being enough? Anxious, stressed, sleepless nights because the mind won't stop ruminating about the past, present or future? Stuck in spiraling worry or negativity? Begin self care practices and then find yourself over eating or some other nightly behavior that doesn't feel good the next day? At Breathe w/ Amy Naber we will work together to end negativity, worry, hopelessness and any "STUCK" behaviors that keep you from living your best and balanced life. A recent client of Amy's, "For over two years 4 hrs of sleep was normal with Amy's help now consistent with 8, grateful".
Do you struggle with being enough? Anxious, stressed, sleepless nights because the mind won't stop ruminating about the past, present or future? Stuck in spiraling worry or negativity? Begin self care practices and then find yourself over eating or some other nightly behavior that doesn't feel good the next day? At Breathe w/ Amy Naber we will work together to end negativity, worry, hopelessness and any "STUCK" behaviors that keep you from living your best and balanced life. A recent client of Amy's, "For over two years 4 hrs of sleep was normal with Amy's help now consistent with 8, grateful".
(415) 493-9286 View (415) 493-9286
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Dr. Mandy Zenda
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123  (Online Only)
Sleep disorders, including insomnia, hypersomnia, nightmares and circadian rhythm disorders 2.
Hello, and welcome to the private practice website of Dr. Mandy Zenda. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of sleep difficulties such as insomnia, anxiety and stress, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. I practice evidence-based treatments supported by scientific research. These treatments are generally brief and provide sustained relief from distress. My approach to treatment is warm and collaborative; together we set goals and work to achieve them.
Sleep disorders, including insomnia, hypersomnia, nightmares and circadian rhythm disorders 2.
Hello, and welcome to the private practice website of Dr. Mandy Zenda. I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of sleep difficulties such as insomnia, anxiety and stress, and mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. I practice evidence-based treatments supported by scientific research. These treatments are generally brief and provide sustained relief from distress. My approach to treatment is warm and collaborative; together we set goals and work to achieve them.
(415) 366-3742 View (415) 366-3742
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Katherine Taylor
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I work with pregnant and postpartum people to manage anxiety and mood, and to explore ways to adjust to parenthood and expanding families. I often talk with clients about feeling exhausted, disconnected, overwhelmed, very worried, or sad, and we look for strategies to find some support, peace, excitement and joy in their day to day. I also love to help all people work to manage sleep behaviors using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
I work with pregnant and postpartum people to manage anxiety and mood, and to explore ways to adjust to parenthood and expanding families. I often talk with clients about feeling exhausted, disconnected, overwhelmed, very worried, or sad, and we look for strategies to find some support, peace, excitement and joy in their day to day. I also love to help all people work to manage sleep behaviors using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.
(415) 594-5082 View (415) 594-5082
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Steven Orma
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115
Trouble sleeping? I’m a clinical sleep psychologist specializing in insomnia. For the last 10+ years I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and walks of life overcome insomnia and get their sleep and life back. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold-standard treatment. I’ve been a consultant and contributor to the Calm app, featured in their “Sleep Stories” on the topic of sleep science, and am a certified CBT-I clinician with a high level of proficiency in the program developed and tested at Harvard Medical School.
Trouble sleeping? I’m a clinical sleep psychologist specializing in insomnia. For the last 10+ years I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and walks of life overcome insomnia and get their sleep and life back. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold-standard treatment. I’ve been a consultant and contributor to the Calm app, featured in their “Sleep Stories” on the topic of sleep science, and am a certified CBT-I clinician with a high level of proficiency in the program developed and tested at Harvard Medical School.
(415) 707-3208 View (415) 707-3208
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Britney Blair
Psychologist, PsyD, CBSM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109
I specialize in behavioral medicine with a focus on sleep and sexual health.
I work with individuals and couples looking to benefit from brief, problem-focused treatments that work. I provide treatment for individuals and/or couples coping with a wide range of concerns including trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, couples conflict and concerns with sexual health. I am passionate about helping my patients optimize their physical, mental and emotional health and take a collaborative and practical approach. I am committed to making sure we are a good fit, so please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.
I specialize in behavioral medicine with a focus on sleep and sexual health.
I work with individuals and couples looking to benefit from brief, problem-focused treatments that work. I provide treatment for individuals and/or couples coping with a wide range of concerns including trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, couples conflict and concerns with sexual health. I am passionate about helping my patients optimize their physical, mental and emotional health and take a collaborative and practical approach. I am committed to making sure we are a good fit, so please feel free to call me for a complimentary phone consultation.
(628) 888-6122 x102 View (628) 888-6122 x102
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Palak Kothari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
My specialties are in Insomnia and Sleep disorders, PTSD and acute trauma, and gastrointestinal health.
You may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually in a space in your life that you might describe as challenging, confusing, and/or uncontrollable. There might be different struggles, that somehow reflect a similar underlying process. Perhaps, one that involves fear, avoidance, escaping, 'trying so hard', and eventually feeling helpless. Though our struggles may differ on the exterior, the underlying process is what often reflects our perspectives and emotional health. Addressing vs resisting our challenges can deepen our confidence in our ability to work through them. Thus, creating the space for a calm and grounded experience.
My specialties are in Insomnia and Sleep disorders, PTSD and acute trauma, and gastrointestinal health.
You may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually in a space in your life that you might describe as challenging, confusing, and/or uncontrollable. There might be different struggles, that somehow reflect a similar underlying process. Perhaps, one that involves fear, avoidance, escaping, 'trying so hard', and eventually feeling helpless. Though our struggles may differ on the exterior, the underlying process is what often reflects our perspectives and emotional health. Addressing vs resisting our challenges can deepen our confidence in our ability to work through them. Thus, creating the space for a calm and grounded experience.
(650) 694-9873 View (650) 694-9873
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Nicholas Cardé
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
Trouble sleeping? I am a clinical sleep psychologist who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and the evidence-based treatment of insomnia and sleep problems. I have over a decade of experience in helping individuals, groups and organizations learn strategies to sleep well at night and perform their best during the day. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) which can provide fast and effective relief from insomnia and improved sleep within just a few sessions.
Trouble sleeping? I am a clinical sleep psychologist who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and the evidence-based treatment of insomnia and sleep problems. I have over a decade of experience in helping individuals, groups and organizations learn strategies to sleep well at night and perform their best during the day. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) which can provide fast and effective relief from insomnia and improved sleep within just a few sessions.
(415) 237-2063 View (415) 237-2063
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Almaz Nigusse-Bland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia allowing me to help individuals explore sleep patterns that may be impacting their lives.
You are feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. You feel disconnected from those around you and maybe from yourself. Maybe you shut out the world. Maybe you don't feel like yourself. Maybe you are not sleeping well. Maybe it is challenging to create boundaries. Past negative experiences may be contributing to your current concerns. You want to find a way to manage these feelings. Your goal is to have an awareness of yourself and triggers. With the right tools and interventions customized to your needs, healing is possible.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia allowing me to help individuals explore sleep patterns that may be impacting their lives.
You are feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. You feel disconnected from those around you and maybe from yourself. Maybe you shut out the world. Maybe you don't feel like yourself. Maybe you are not sleeping well. Maybe it is challenging to create boundaries. Past negative experiences may be contributing to your current concerns. You want to find a way to manage these feelings. Your goal is to have an awareness of yourself and triggers. With the right tools and interventions customized to your needs, healing is possible.
(510) 288-3343 View (510) 288-3343
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Anna O Levin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Waitlist for new clients
You can reclaim your life from anxiety, stress, and medical concerns. You can live a more vibrant and healthy life, and I can walk with you every step of the way through your major struggles and everyday experiences. I will support you in taking action to improve what you can control and navigate what you can’t with deep compassion. You do not have to face these problems alone. Together we will explore the approaches and tools to help you define and move towards a life filled with what matters most to you. My additional subspecialties include: cancer, insomnia, and working with caregivers of those facing medical illness.
You can reclaim your life from anxiety, stress, and medical concerns. You can live a more vibrant and healthy life, and I can walk with you every step of the way through your major struggles and everyday experiences. I will support you in taking action to improve what you can control and navigate what you can’t with deep compassion. You do not have to face these problems alone. Together we will explore the approaches and tools to help you define and move towards a life filled with what matters most to you. My additional subspecialties include: cancer, insomnia, and working with caregivers of those facing medical illness.
(508) 625-0137 View (508) 625-0137
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Moira Haller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94111
Have you experienced a traumatic event you cannot seem to get out of your mind? Do anxiety and worry get in the way of living your best life? Does constant stress suck the joy out of life? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I may be the right therapist for you. I want you to know that recovery is possible, no matter how long you have been struggling. My practice specializes in treating PTSD, trauma-related guilt, anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder), insomnia, stress from infertility/pregnancy loss, and addiction/dual-diagnosis.
Have you experienced a traumatic event you cannot seem to get out of your mind? Do anxiety and worry get in the way of living your best life? Does constant stress suck the joy out of life? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I may be the right therapist for you. I want you to know that recovery is possible, no matter how long you have been struggling. My practice specializes in treating PTSD, trauma-related guilt, anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder), insomnia, stress from infertility/pregnancy loss, and addiction/dual-diagnosis.
(858) 267-4193 View (858) 267-4193
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Zlatena Theodore
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being. I have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, weight management, adjustment to new diagnoses, and management of chronic health conditions. I also help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, stress management, burnout, and relationship difficulties.
The path to wellness can be challenging as your mental, emotional, and physical experiences all play a role in your overall welfare. I actively focus on the intersection between health and behavior to help optimize your well-being. I have specialized training in treating insomnia, chronic pain, weight management, adjustment to new diagnoses, and management of chronic health conditions. I also help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, stress management, burnout, and relationship difficulties.
(650) 337-3023 View (650) 337-3023
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Dr. Lianne Salcido
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94101  (Online Only)
I believe that the mind and body are interconnected. We often experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with illness or medical problems. As a therapist with specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, my work emphasizes this mind-body connection. My primary areas of expertise focus on the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, sexual health, chronic pain, and stress management in adults. Additionally, I help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, and relationship difficulties.
I believe that the mind and body are interconnected. We often experience emotional pain when our bodies are struggling with illness or medical problems. As a therapist with specialized training in health psychology and behavioral medicine, my work emphasizes this mind-body connection. My primary areas of expertise focus on the treatment of insomnia, coping with illness, sexual health, chronic pain, and stress management in adults. Additionally, I help individuals cope with psychological concerns, such as anxiety, depression, adjustment to life transitions, and relationship difficulties.
(650) 797-0322 View (650) 797-0322
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Jenny Vladimirov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
As we age, our well-being is impacted by various life transitions such as retirement, physical health issues, relocation, and loss of loved ones. I provide assistance in navigating this new territory with a focus on building resilience, supporting personal agency, developing coping skills, and increasing mindfulness. During psychotherapy sessions and care consultations, I offer guidance in the following areas: mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, grief and loss, living with illness, disability, and chronic pain, planning for retirement and aging, caregiving and care-receiving.
As we age, our well-being is impacted by various life transitions such as retirement, physical health issues, relocation, and loss of loved ones. I provide assistance in navigating this new territory with a focus on building resilience, supporting personal agency, developing coping skills, and increasing mindfulness. During psychotherapy sessions and care consultations, I offer guidance in the following areas: mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, grief and loss, living with illness, disability, and chronic pain, planning for retirement and aging, caregiving and care-receiving.
(650) 610-1842 View (650) 610-1842
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Dr. Heather Martarella
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
I'm a psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience and have been specializing in chronic pain and insomnia treatments after experiencing a 2012 injury that resulted in chronic pain.
Are you experiencing emotional distress such as anxiety or depression symptoms due to pain or other health issues and in need of relief? I specialize in providing treatment for those whose lives have been negatively impacted by pain or illness. I also provide treatment for those experiencing sleep difficulties/insomnia. If you'd like to meet me to learn if you'd like to work with me, please schedule a free consultation (phone or video, your choice).
I'm a psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience and have been specializing in chronic pain and insomnia treatments after experiencing a 2012 injury that resulted in chronic pain.
Are you experiencing emotional distress such as anxiety or depression symptoms due to pain or other health issues and in need of relief? I specialize in providing treatment for those whose lives have been negatively impacted by pain or illness. I also provide treatment for those experiencing sleep difficulties/insomnia. If you'd like to meet me to learn if you'd like to work with me, please schedule a free consultation (phone or video, your choice).
(510) 892-3227 View (510) 892-3227
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Tucker Peck
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94101
While I work differently with everyone, I often employ motivational interviewing, mindfulness- and meditation-based interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and treatments to help people sleep better.
Over the last 18 years, I've worked with a diverse group of child, teenage, and adult clients (individuals and couples) across a wide range of settings, both inpatient and outpatient. I use a client-directed approach, where you and I collaborate to determine what the therapy process will look like, rather than the therapist taking the "expert role" on your life. Some of the problems I most often help people with are depression, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief & trauma, and adjustment to life's stressors and changes. I am taking new clients in-person at my office in Alameda.
While I work differently with everyone, I often employ motivational interviewing, mindfulness- and meditation-based interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and treatments to help people sleep better.
Over the last 18 years, I've worked with a diverse group of child, teenage, and adult clients (individuals and couples) across a wide range of settings, both inpatient and outpatient. I use a client-directed approach, where you and I collaborate to determine what the therapy process will look like, rather than the therapist taking the "expert role" on your life. Some of the problems I most often help people with are depression, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, grief & trauma, and adjustment to life's stressors and changes. I am taking new clients in-person at my office in Alameda.
(415) 802-2860 View (415) 802-2860

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Sleep or Insomnia Therapists

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.