At Compassion Family Medicine (CFM) we offer Sleep Therapy and we look forward to helping you get better sleep! Improved sleep can potentially lead to overall improved health. We offer certain non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments, such as oral medications for sleep.
Some call this approach “Insomnia Treatment,” but the formal diagnosis and treatment regimens are handled individually and tailored to each patient’s needs. Here at CFM this will be done under the care, direction, and discretion of our Board Certified Family Medicine physician, Dr. Nevin White.
Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options
Behavioral interventions and non-medication approaches are the mainstay of treatment for insomnia and sleep disorders.
We can discuss approaches to improve sleep hygiene such as stimulus control or sleep restriction therapy or even refer patients for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or a sleep study/sleep consult if desired.
The bulk of the time for non-medication treatment would include mostly providing key tips to help get better sleep, such as, but not limited to the ones listed below.
Tips: avoid naps during the day, avoid caffeine late in the afternoon or in the evening, don’t overdo screen time in bed (TV or phone), do adjust bedroom environment, do keep a fixed sleep schedule, etc. We can discuss these at length and more.
Pharmacological Treatment Options
Behavioral interventions are the mainstay of treatment for insomnia, however pharmacological agents are often used. The best course of action is determining if patients struggle with sleep onset or sleep maintenance issues and address them accordingly.
Many patients try over the counter, off label, or non FDA approved medications, but we try to recommend and prescribe FDA approved medications for insomnia and for improved sleep.
Examples include: Melatonin Time Release (TR), Ramelteon (Rozerem), Doxepin (Silenor), Suvorexant (Belsomra), Lemborexant (Dayvigo), and “hypnotic Z-drugs,” such as Zolpidem (Ambien) and Eszopiclone (Lunesta). We do not recommend Benzos such as Temazepam (Restoril), Alprazolam (Xanax), or other.
The use of these medications for sleep or any medication for any condition is best utilized under the guidance and direction of a physician and we are happy to help give our expertise so that you may get better sleep, but also do it in a safe and secure manner.
To learn more about these treatment options and much more, then schedule a consult or sign up with Compassion Family Medicine (CFM) today!
We also offer other Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Concierge Medicine (CM) services and general primary care medical services for patients of all ages.
We offer additional specialty services for you to consider such as B12 injections, joint injections, hormone therapy, weight loss therapy, and more!
If you have any questions, then we welcome you to give us a call at 918-528-5614 or send us an email at your convenience.
We look forward to helping you reach your goals and strive towards improved overall health and wellness!