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Insomnia Specialist

Irina Ashamalla, FNP-C; PMHNP-BC -  - Psychiatric Mental Health Care

Mental Health Wellness Boutique

Irina Ashamalla, FNP-C; PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Care & Child and Adult Psychiatric Care located in Glendale, AZ

Insomnia is a common symptom of many psychiatric disorders. Not getting enough sleep also affects your mental well-being. Irina Ashamalla, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, takes an integrated approach to insomnia. She combines her medical and psychiatric training to create a plan that improves your sleep and mental well-being. To learn more about insomnia services at Mental Health Wellness Boutique, call the office in Peoria, Arizona, or schedule online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

Insomnia Q&A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep, or you may wake up much earlier than expected. Insomnia is common and not always a serious health concern.

In most cases, insomnia is acute, lasting a few days or a few weeks. However, some people have chronic insomnia, which is when you have a hard time sleeping three or more days a week for three or more months.

What causes insomnia?

Your difficulty sleeping may result from any number of problems. Some of the common causes of insomnia include:

  • Stress
  • Change in routine
  • Unhealthy sleep habits
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Side effect of medication
  • Travel
  • Medical condition
  • Chronic pain
  • Hormonal fluctuations

The amount of sleep you need every night varies. However, most adults should aim for six to nine hours of high-quality sleep a night. Not getting an adequate amount of sleep affects your physical and emotional well-being.

When should I seek help for insomnia?

You should seek help for insomnia at Mental Health Wellness Boutique if it’s affecting your physical or emotional well-being. Mrs. Ashamalla is a highly trained and skilled family nurse and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.

She takes an integrated approach to care, assessing your physical and mental well-being to fully understand the root cause of your sleep disorder. Mrs. Ashamalla asks about your sleep troubles, usual sleep routine, diet and exercise program.

She reviews your medical and mental health history and asks about the types of medications you take. Mrs. Ashamalla also conducts a psychiatric evaluation to assess your cognitive and mental well-being. 

What treatments help insomnia?

Treatments for insomnia depend on the underlying cause. Mrs. Ashamalla takes a patient-centered approach to care and customizes your plan to improve your sleeping and well-being.

Treatment options for insomnia may include:

  • Healthy bedtime routine
  • Stress management
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Disease-specific medication
  • Short-term use of sleep medication

Mrs. Ashamalla works closely with you, and your family when appropriate, to design a plan that best fits your needs for a better night of rest.

She also provides sleep evaluations and treatment plans for children and teens struggling with insomnia.

For empathetic care to insomnia troubles, call the Mental Health Wellness Boutique office in Peoria, Arizona, or schedule online today. Telemedicine appointments are also available.