Insomnia

Sleep Disorders

Insomnia

Having trouble falling asleep? Insomnia can disrupt your nightly routine, leaving you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed during the day. Do you experience:

If you’re struggling with these symptoms, know that help is available. We’re here to provide support and guidance to help you overcome insomnia and achieve restful sleep.

Insomnia

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia can be incredibly distressing for those experiencing it. It’s characterised by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early and being unable to return to sleep. This persistent sleeplessness can lead to feelings of frustration, exhaustion, and even anxiety about the inability to rest. If you’re struggling with insomnia, know that you’re not alone, and seeking support is a step towards finding relief and improving your overall well-being.

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Symptoms of Insomnia

Experiencing symptoms of insomnia can be incredibly challenging and disruptive to your daily life. You may notice:

  • Difficulty falling asleep despite feeling tired
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Trouble staying asleep and waking up too early
  • Feeling fatigued or not refreshed upon waking
  • Daytime sleepiness, irritability, or difficulty concentrating
  • Increased worry or anxiety about sleep

 

These symptoms can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, impacting your mood, energy levels, and overall quality of life.

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Causes of Insomnia

Insomnia can stem from various factors, often intertwining to disrupt your sleep patterns.

Stress & worries

Work pressures or personal concerns can keep your mind racing, making it difficult to relax and fall asleep.

Poor sleep habits

Irregular sleep schedules or excessive screen time before bed can disrupt your body's natural sleep-wake cycle, contributing to insomnia.

Mental health conditions

Underlying anxiety or depression may exacerbate insomnia symptoms, amplifying feelings of restlessness and agitation at night.

Medical conditions

Chronic pain, gastric reflux or respiratory disorders can cause discomfort that interferes with your ability to fall and stay asleep.

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Do You Need To Get Help For Insomnia?

If you find yourself grappling with persistent sleep difficulties that are beginning to affect your daily life and well-being, seeking professional help for insomnia can offer valuable support and guidance. 

This becomes particularly important when self-help strategies don’t provide relief, and you’re contending with sleep challenges on most nights for an extended period, or when worries about another sleepless night start to consume your thoughts. 

Remember, reaching out for assistance is not a sign of weakness but an important step toward improving your sleep and overall health.

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Insomnia Treatment Options with Dr SH Wong

Our goal is to enhance your sleep quality, improve your daytime functioning, and foster your overall well-being. We aim to address any underlying factors contributing to your sleep disturbances, including other medical conditions, while helping you establish healthy sleep habits and reduce reliance on medications.

Lifestyle Adjustments

These involve maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, creating a conducive sleep environment, and adopting healthy habits to promote better sleep quality.

Lifestyle Adjustments

These involve maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, creating a conducive sleep environment, and adopting healthy habits to promote better sleep quality.

Behavioural Strategies

Techniques such as relaxation exercises and cognitive therapy help address underlying factors contributing to insomnia and promote relaxation for improved sleep.

Behavioural Strategies

Techniques such as relaxation exercises and cognitive therapy help address underlying factors contributing to insomnia and promote relaxation for improved sleep.

Medical Interventions

In some cases, prescription medications may be recommended to manage symptoms and facilitate better sleep, especially for short-term relief or when other treatments have been ineffective.

Medical Interventions

In some cases, prescription medications may be recommended to manage symptoms and facilitate better sleep, especially for short-term relief or when other treatments have been ineffective.
Sleep Disorders

Your Guided Journey with Dr SH Wong

  • Make an Appointment

    Our staff will assist you with making your first appointment with Dr Wong.

  • First Session

    We'll lead you through medical assessments, including a sleep study in some cases, and delve into your medical and personal background during a relaxed conversation with Dr. Wong.

  • Follow-up Sessions

    We'll centre our discussions on exploring lifestyle influences, engaging in therapeutic dialogues, and considering any required medications to aid you on your path to better sleep.

Sleep Specialist & Psychiatrist

Dr SH Wong: Sleep Specialist for Insomnia Treatment in Singapore

Dr. Sheau Hwa Wong, a seasoned sleep specialist with over two decades of expertise, brings a compassionate approach to treating sleep disorders. Recognised for his empathetic demeanour, Dr. Wong is committed to providing holistic psychiatric care, tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Through his unwavering dedication, he empowers individuals to overcome sleep challenges and achieve a restful and fulfilling life.

FAQs

Questions You May Have

Improving sleep quality without medication involves adopting healthy sleep habits and lifestyle changes. You can start by establishing a consistent sleep schedule, creating a relaxing bedtime routine, ensuring a comfortable sleep environment, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake, and engaging in regular physical activity during the day. Additionally, practising relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation can help calm the mind and promote better sleep. Remember, small changes can make a big difference in improving your sleep quality naturally.

Common side effects of sleep medications may include drowsiness, dizziness, headache, and gastrointestinal issues, along with next-day drowsiness or grogginess. While effective for short-term use, concerns arise regarding their long-term safety due to risks of tolerance, dependence, and potential withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation. Discussing concerns with a sleep specialist is crucial to weigh the benefits and risks and explore alternative treatments. Your health and well-being are our priorities, and we're here to support you in finding safe solutions for your sleep concerns.

Improvements in sleep after starting treatment for insomnia can vary greatly from person to person. Factors such as the underlying cause of insomnia, the type of treatment used, individual differences, and consistency in implementing treatment strategies all play a role. While some may notice positive changes relatively quickly, others may require more time and persistence with their treatment plan. Remember, every journey to better sleep is unique, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

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For enquiries on the conditions we treat and our services offered, feel free to reach out to us. Our team is here to provide the support and guidance you need on your journey.