Our specialists treat more than 60 recognized sleep disorders, one being insomnia, which is the most commonly reported sleep disorder among adults in the United States.
To help determine if you should be evaluated by a sleep specialist for insomnia, please answer the following questions:
- Do you have trouble falling asleep?
- Do you have trouble staying asleep?
- Do you wake up feeling unrefreshed, or feel tired, run down, irritable, or unfocused during the day?
If you answered "usually" or "always" above, you might have insomnia.
Innovative Insomnia Treatment
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. Consequences of insomnia range from worse quality of life and poorer brain function, to heart attack and premature death.
The most effective treatment for insomnia is a specific, non-drug approach called cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT). This structured 6-session program, offered by the UM Sleep Disorders Center, retrains patients’ bodies and minds to achieve deep, restful sleep. CBT produces a longer-lasting benefit than sleeping pills, with none of the risks or side effects. In some instances, CBT can also be effectively combined with sleeping medications.
Better Sleep is Possible
At the UM Sleep Disorders Center, we offer a variety of treatment options for insomnia, including the highly effective non-drug approach called cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT).
University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center has two locations.