By Aaron Olden, MD, FACP, Owner, Mindful Medicine Rochester
You’re not alone – medical studies estimate that between 15-25% of adults in the United States suffer from insomnia at any given time.
As if that weren’t bad enough, insomnia often occurs in conjunction with psychological disorders and may affect as many as 50-80% of patients in a typical mental health practice. Sleep problems are particularly common in patients with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
Insomnia refers to a disorder of sleep that manifests as perceived difficulty falling asleep, decreased duration of sleep, or altered quality of sleep coupled with daytime impairment. Daytime impairment refers to altered daytime alertness which may manifest as decreased concentration, irritability, fatigue, and/or errors at work or motor vehicle accidents.
If you’re experiencing insomnia, it’s important to see a sleep specialist to determine the underlying cause and receive an accurate diagnosis. Complementary therapies such as acupuncture may reduce symptoms but should be used in conjunction with the care of a sleep specialist.
To learn more about acupuncture or schedule a visit, please contact:
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At Mindful Medicine Rochester, we believe in educating our patients on proper sleep hygiene and mindfulness techniques along with acupuncture treatments to aid with improving sleep. This combination of “Western and Eastern medicine” is what makes our practice a unique alternative to traditional medical care.
Dr. Olden is a board-certified internal medicine physician, acupuncturist, and yoga instructor. He was named one of Rochester’s 40 under 40 by Rochester Business Journal in 2017 and is the owner of Mindful Medicine Rochester.