Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Portland, OR

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James Matthew Mol
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
I provide psychological services including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I); Play therapy with children; Eclectic and flexible approaches to working with teens; Psychodynamic therapy with adults; One-time/brief consultations.
Your history and your goals for treatment are the most important parts of whatever kind of psychological services you engage in, and because of this, our work will begin with a careful and collaborative conversation about your situation and your narrative. This will culminate in a thoughtful discussion of treatment goals. You will find that I am an active participant in the work we do together, providing feedback and encouragement as you interact with new ways of approaching your self and your daily life.
I provide psychological services including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I); Play therapy with children; Eclectic and flexible approaches to working with teens; Psychodynamic therapy with adults; One-time/brief consultations.
Your history and your goals for treatment are the most important parts of whatever kind of psychological services you engage in, and because of this, our work will begin with a careful and collaborative conversation about your situation and your narrative. This will culminate in a thoughtful discussion of treatment goals. You will find that I am an active participant in the work we do together, providing feedback and encouragement as you interact with new ways of approaching your self and your daily life.
(971) 306-4734 View (971) 306-4734
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Portland Neurofeedback, LLC
LCSW, PhD, LPC, QMHP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212
Portland Neurofeedback is a licensed mental health clinic. People are different so we offer four different types of Neurofeedback. We support clients working through traumatic brain Injuries, concussions, central nervous system disorders, sleep issues, adrenal fatigue, trauma, and more. We are honored to walk you through the journey of healing. From The movie Wisdom of Trauma, we also offer Steven Porges' Safe & Sound Protocol. If you are tired of coping and ready to see some changes, it may be time to give us a call.
Portland Neurofeedback is a licensed mental health clinic. People are different so we offer four different types of Neurofeedback. We support clients working through traumatic brain Injuries, concussions, central nervous system disorders, sleep issues, adrenal fatigue, trauma, and more. We are honored to walk you through the journey of healing. From The movie Wisdom of Trauma, we also offer Steven Porges' Safe & Sound Protocol. If you are tired of coping and ready to see some changes, it may be time to give us a call.
(971) 940-2601 View (971) 940-2601
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Stephen Boyd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I have specialized training in health psychology, treating conditions such as insomnia, chronic pain, tinnitus, and smoking cessation.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and alcohol use. My approach is highly interpersonal and humanistic. This means that I adopt a compassionate and non-judgmental view with my clients, and strive to build a relationship of trust and understanding. I exclusively use evidenced-based treatments that have been thoroughly tested and found to be effective for improving mental health concerns. Together, we will develop new ways for you to cope with and resolve the issues that prompted you to seek care.
I have specialized training in health psychology, treating conditions such as insomnia, chronic pain, tinnitus, and smoking cessation.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working with adults and adolescents with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and alcohol use. My approach is highly interpersonal and humanistic. This means that I adopt a compassionate and non-judgmental view with my clients, and strive to build a relationship of trust and understanding. I exclusively use evidenced-based treatments that have been thoroughly tested and found to be effective for improving mental health concerns. Together, we will develop new ways for you to cope with and resolve the issues that prompted you to seek care.
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Bailey Davidson
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
Bailey has experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and ages with anxiety, burnout, insomnia, depression, and trauma.
Bailey’s approach to counseling is grounded in Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Theory. She is committed to cultivating a space of nonjudgement and acceptance, where paths towards positive change are forged together. Recognizing the role societal systems and external factors play in mental well-being, Bailey also incorporates a holistic view in her sessions.
Bailey has experience working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and ages with anxiety, burnout, insomnia, depression, and trauma.
Bailey’s approach to counseling is grounded in Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Theory. She is committed to cultivating a space of nonjudgement and acceptance, where paths towards positive change are forged together. Recognizing the role societal systems and external factors play in mental well-being, Bailey also incorporates a holistic view in her sessions.
(503) 974-3490 View (503) 974-3490
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See Clearly Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97236
Ellen Hess is a certified EMDR therapist serving Washington and Oregon state. They work with clients struggle with C-PTSD, PTSD or trauma related issues as well as most mental health struggles. Many of Ellen’s clients come in for anxiety, panic, depression, sleep struggles and/or relational struggles. Ellen is particularly passionate about serving childhood trauma and LGBTQ+ populations. They also have advanced training in the areas of CBT for Insomnia and CBT for Psychosis.
Ellen Hess is a certified EMDR therapist serving Washington and Oregon state. They work with clients struggle with C-PTSD, PTSD or trauma related issues as well as most mental health struggles. Many of Ellen’s clients come in for anxiety, panic, depression, sleep struggles and/or relational struggles. Ellen is particularly passionate about serving childhood trauma and LGBTQ+ populations. They also have advanced training in the areas of CBT for Insomnia and CBT for Psychosis.
(541) 532-3164 View (541) 532-3164
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Ami I. Student
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97223  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Although I consider myself a lifelong learner, my name can often throw people. While my last name is "Student," I am actually a licensed, seasoned clinician with extensive training and experience in the field of psychology. I help adults confront a wide range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. I also have expertise in assisting individuals struggling with their physical health, including chronic pain, medical illness, and sleep/insomnia.
Although I consider myself a lifelong learner, my name can often throw people. While my last name is "Student," I am actually a licensed, seasoned clinician with extensive training and experience in the field of psychology. I help adults confront a wide range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress. I also have expertise in assisting individuals struggling with their physical health, including chronic pain, medical illness, and sleep/insomnia.
(503) 506-6302 View (503) 506-6302
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Henry Mead Kaiser
PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
I find (and robust current neuroscientific research shows) that when brain and nervous system are consistently regulated, untoward symptoms drop away, mood and sleep.
Accessing hope, grounding, greater energy, and newfound peace are my specialities and passion, and I assist the patient to take charge in finding harmony and illuminating a vibrant life. Working creatively and eclectically I assess the unique strengths and needs of each adult who calls. My goal is to assist clients to become more masterful in their lives at every age. Using the lens of in-depth traditional psychotherapeutic knowledge, empowered with neurofeedback brain training, I aim for faster outcomes than those possible with “talk therapy” alone.
I find (and robust current neuroscientific research shows) that when brain and nervous system are consistently regulated, untoward symptoms drop away, mood and sleep.
Accessing hope, grounding, greater energy, and newfound peace are my specialities and passion, and I assist the patient to take charge in finding harmony and illuminating a vibrant life. Working creatively and eclectically I assess the unique strengths and needs of each adult who calls. My goal is to assist clients to become more masterful in their lives at every age. Using the lens of in-depth traditional psychotherapeutic knowledge, empowered with neurofeedback brain training, I aim for faster outcomes than those possible with “talk therapy” alone.
(503) 714-7570 View (503) 714-7570
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Dr. Nancy Kao Rhiannon
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
I specialize in health related concerns (illnesses, cancer, diabetes, sleep, pain), anxiety, depression and life transitions.
As a psychologist, I evaluate and treat patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit me because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
I specialize in health related concerns (illnesses, cancer, diabetes, sleep, pain), anxiety, depression and life transitions.
As a psychologist, I evaluate and treat patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit me because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
(971) 290-2436 View (971) 290-2436
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Jane Leng
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97206
As a certified trauma therapist, I specialize in working with adults who suffer from the symptoms of traumatic stress or post traumatic stress disorder. The symptoms of trauma often include, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, nightmares and flashbacks, lack of concentration, ADD, binge eating and negative body image. All of these symptoms may be a result of unprocessed trauma that has become stuck in the mind and the body. There is a tremendous amount of promise in mental health healing available through trauma treatment.
As a certified trauma therapist, I specialize in working with adults who suffer from the symptoms of traumatic stress or post traumatic stress disorder. The symptoms of trauma often include, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, nightmares and flashbacks, lack of concentration, ADD, binge eating and negative body image. All of these symptoms may be a result of unprocessed trauma that has become stuck in the mind and the body. There is a tremendous amount of promise in mental health healing available through trauma treatment.
(503) 782-9069 View (503) 782-9069
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Myong O
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
As a mental health provider who has been practicing in an integrated family medicine clinic, my approach to health is holistic. I believe the foundations of well being are built on sufficient sleep, good nutrition, physical activity and healthy relationship with oneself and others. So, whether we are struggling with anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, relationship issues etc, when we improve how our brain functions, by strengthening our wise brain and quieting our survival brain (through mindfulness and other techniques), then we increase our ability to live the life that is meaningful to us.
As a mental health provider who has been practicing in an integrated family medicine clinic, my approach to health is holistic. I believe the foundations of well being are built on sufficient sleep, good nutrition, physical activity and healthy relationship with oneself and others. So, whether we are struggling with anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, relationship issues etc, when we improve how our brain functions, by strengthening our wise brain and quieting our survival brain (through mindfulness and other techniques), then we increase our ability to live the life that is meaningful to us.
(503) 738-1925 View (503) 738-1925
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Julie Kahler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204
I have specialties in: Trauma Processing, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Identity Exploration, Functional Behavioral Analysis, and Processing Loss.
I am a licensed psychologist providing video telehealth & in-person counseling to adults in Oregon who are struggling in their lives and relationships. Together, we explore the habits and beliefs that keep them from realizing their potential. In my practice, clients discover clarity about their values and boundaries, and are empowered to make change in their lives. My approach is to build a relationship of support and trust with you that offers the safety to explore problems with flexibility and curiosity. My clinical and research experience has given me expertise in human behaviors and emotions, but you are the expert of yourself.
I have specialties in: Trauma Processing, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Identity Exploration, Functional Behavioral Analysis, and Processing Loss.
I am a licensed psychologist providing video telehealth & in-person counseling to adults in Oregon who are struggling in their lives and relationships. Together, we explore the habits and beliefs that keep them from realizing their potential. In my practice, clients discover clarity about their values and boundaries, and are empowered to make change in their lives. My approach is to build a relationship of support and trust with you that offers the safety to explore problems with flexibility and curiosity. My clinical and research experience has given me expertise in human behaviors and emotions, but you are the expert of yourself.
(503) 298-5208 View (503) 298-5208
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Depression Weight Addiction | Andrew Friede, MD
MD, MPH
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204
We treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD, PTSD; addictions to opiates, stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, etc. We treat overweight in the context of other mental health issues.
We treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia, ADHD, PTSD; addictions to opiates, stimulants, cannabis, alcohol, nicotine, etc. We treat overweight in the context of other mental health issues.
(971) 277-4111 View (971) 277-4111
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Nora Heins
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
While my expertise is in trauma, anxiety, and sleep, I always focus on the important relationships in your life.
I believe that you are the expert of your experience. In our first session you will share what brings you to therapy and what you hope to gain. What I contribute to our work together is my knowledge of psychological theories and my ability to translate that into effective treatment. I will offer my perspective and experience and always be open to your feedback, experience and preferences. Our work is less like going to the dentist (with an active doctor and passive patient) and more like painting a mural together (as if we are each holding a brush and making decisions about what to paint and where).
While my expertise is in trauma, anxiety, and sleep, I always focus on the important relationships in your life.
I believe that you are the expert of your experience. In our first session you will share what brings you to therapy and what you hope to gain. What I contribute to our work together is my knowledge of psychological theories and my ability to translate that into effective treatment. I will offer my perspective and experience and always be open to your feedback, experience and preferences. Our work is less like going to the dentist (with an active doctor and passive patient) and more like painting a mural together (as if we are each holding a brush and making decisions about what to paint and where).
(971) 306-4974 View (971) 306-4974
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Jessica Simonetti
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97227
I am a clinical psychologist in the state of Oregon and primarily serve the adult population. I completed my doctoral training at Palo Alto University (APA accredited), internship at the Long Beach VA and residency at the West LA VA. I work with those suffering with depression, anxiety, shame, self-criticism, and identity or purpose-related struggles such as new transitions, or clarifying goals, values, and direction, I also help those struggling with chronic stress, sleep challenges such as insomnia, and personal relationship challenges. I have vast experience in and specialize in working with LGBTQ folx and LGBTQ relevant issues.
I am a clinical psychologist in the state of Oregon and primarily serve the adult population. I completed my doctoral training at Palo Alto University (APA accredited), internship at the Long Beach VA and residency at the West LA VA. I work with those suffering with depression, anxiety, shame, self-criticism, and identity or purpose-related struggles such as new transitions, or clarifying goals, values, and direction, I also help those struggling with chronic stress, sleep challenges such as insomnia, and personal relationship challenges. I have vast experience in and specialize in working with LGBTQ folx and LGBTQ relevant issues.
(971) 257-5395 View (971) 257-5395
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Megan Rose Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
OPEN for Clients-Are you struggling w/ an event that left you with nightmares, flashbacks, negative beliefs or expectations about yourself or others (eg "I'm bad"), startle responses, feeling anxious, depressed, or have difficulty concentrating? If your goal is to feel more confident in your own skin and to sleep soundly at night therapy can help. Are you and your partner struggling with parenting, infidelity, or communication? Therapy can help. - Cash Pay Only- Sliding Scale Currently Full-
OPEN for Clients-Are you struggling w/ an event that left you with nightmares, flashbacks, negative beliefs or expectations about yourself or others (eg "I'm bad"), startle responses, feeling anxious, depressed, or have difficulty concentrating? If your goal is to feel more confident in your own skin and to sleep soundly at night therapy can help. Are you and your partner struggling with parenting, infidelity, or communication? Therapy can help. - Cash Pay Only- Sliding Scale Currently Full-
(270) 479-7576 View (270) 479-7576
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Debbie Bensching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, MSWAC, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
I guide the process to work through problems to enhance performance in activities of daily living in work, relationships, recreation & professional settings. Problem areas include difficulties with relationships: marriage / domestic partner, parent-child, divorce/ separation, parenting, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, grief & loss, women's issues, habit disorders, addictions recovery: drugs, alcohol, food; ACOA, family members effected by addiction, trauma: post traumatic stress, rape, abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), and dissociative disorders. Also work with difficulties with sleep, relaxation, or under performing.
I guide the process to work through problems to enhance performance in activities of daily living in work, relationships, recreation & professional settings. Problem areas include difficulties with relationships: marriage / domestic partner, parent-child, divorce/ separation, parenting, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, grief & loss, women's issues, habit disorders, addictions recovery: drugs, alcohol, food; ACOA, family members effected by addiction, trauma: post traumatic stress, rape, abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), and dissociative disorders. Also work with difficulties with sleep, relaxation, or under performing.
(503) 406-3624 View (503) 406-3624
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Isaac Rider
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Hi there! Starting your healing journey can be a daunting process, and you have already taken a tremendous first step by searching for a therapist. I strive to create a therapeutic space where you feel empowered to navigate concerns related to anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma, life transitions, and identity issues. Additionally, I am a BIPOC and queer therapist and enjoy working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clients.
Hi there! Starting your healing journey can be a daunting process, and you have already taken a tremendous first step by searching for a therapist. I strive to create a therapeutic space where you feel empowered to navigate concerns related to anxiety, depression, insomnia, trauma, life transitions, and identity issues. Additionally, I am a BIPOC and queer therapist and enjoy working with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clients.
(503) 212-0331 View (503) 212-0331
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Michelle Swanford (Regina Michelle)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHM, MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
An assessment of stress, movement/exercise, diet, sleep and support are done with every client to insure we are addressing total well-being.
How's your happy? Perhaps it's been on the decline, episodic, or maybe you've lost it altogether and can't even remember when or how. The truth is that life happens, and happiness can fluctuate. But if you misplace your happy for too long, it can have a significant impact on your mood, creativity, productivity, relationships, and overall health and well-being. The good news is that there are things we can do to facilitate the change needed to impact our happy. With a focus on integrated health and mindfulness, my goal is to provide you with the tools needed to boost your happy and get you back on the road to total well-being.
An assessment of stress, movement/exercise, diet, sleep and support are done with every client to insure we are addressing total well-being.
How's your happy? Perhaps it's been on the decline, episodic, or maybe you've lost it altogether and can't even remember when or how. The truth is that life happens, and happiness can fluctuate. But if you misplace your happy for too long, it can have a significant impact on your mood, creativity, productivity, relationships, and overall health and well-being. The good news is that there are things we can do to facilitate the change needed to impact our happy. With a focus on integrated health and mindfulness, my goal is to provide you with the tools needed to boost your happy and get you back on the road to total well-being.
(504) 913-6678 View (504) 913-6678
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Elizabeth Leah Downs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, ACSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97280
Hypnotherapy works effectively with insomnia, pain management, smoking cessation, weight management, test/ performance anxiety, self-confidence & stress management.
Seeking therapy is an act of courage when your life is not working, when you are feeling overwhelming emotions, or are ready to grow. With over 35 years of experience, I work skillfully with adults, children, families & couples. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with emotional freedom, purpose, creativity, passion & joy! Get in touch with the strength & beauty of your Inner Self & develop more satisfying relationships. Examine your thinking & beliefs & develop mindfulness, transforming your moods & your life. I use a gentle therapeutic style which is an eclectic, psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach.
Hypnotherapy works effectively with insomnia, pain management, smoking cessation, weight management, test/ performance anxiety, self-confidence & stress management.
Seeking therapy is an act of courage when your life is not working, when you are feeling overwhelming emotions, or are ready to grow. With over 35 years of experience, I work skillfully with adults, children, families & couples. I am here to compassionately facilitate your learning to live your life with emotional freedom, purpose, creativity, passion & joy! Get in touch with the strength & beauty of your Inner Self & develop more satisfying relationships. Examine your thinking & beliefs & develop mindfulness, transforming your moods & your life. I use a gentle therapeutic style which is an eclectic, psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal & holistic wellness approach.
(503) 444-9712 View (503) 444-9712
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Jerome Yoman
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help adults of all ages with most goals and problems, but have extensive specialized training and experience with: depression, insomnia, communication skills, family stress related to serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
My purpose is to help adults of all ages, and their families, improve the quality of their lives. I provide life skills training and psychological therapy to help you accomplish personal goals, gain emotional strength, and further your values. Together we create a good working relationship, where you feel safe openly sharing your experiences, and develop a common understanding of your concerns. That understanding leads to action strategies for the changes you wish to make, relying most on those demonstrated as effective for people with your concerns. We will regularly evaluate how well my services are working for you.
I help adults of all ages with most goals and problems, but have extensive specialized training and experience with: depression, insomnia, communication skills, family stress related to serious mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
My purpose is to help adults of all ages, and their families, improve the quality of their lives. I provide life skills training and psychological therapy to help you accomplish personal goals, gain emotional strength, and further your values. Together we create a good working relationship, where you feel safe openly sharing your experiences, and develop a common understanding of your concerns. That understanding leads to action strategies for the changes you wish to make, relying most on those demonstrated as effective for people with your concerns. We will regularly evaluate how well my services are working for you.
(503) 567-1933 View (503) 567-1933
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.