Proudly Offering Insomnia & Hypersomnia Treatment
If you suspect that you have insomnia or hypersomnia, you can turn to West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center for treatment. Since our clinic’s founding in 2004, we have treated more than 10,000 patients, and we are proud to be accredited by the American Commission for Health Care Services (ACHC) We have offices in Oxnard and Camarillo—making us the ideal choice for patients throughout Ventura County, California—and our advanced telemedicine service allows us to also offer sleep disorder treatment to individuals outside this area.
Insomnia vs. Hypersomnia
Before discussing how insomnia and hypersomnia are each treated, it may be helpful to clarify exactly what the difference is between these two conditions. Insomnia—the more common of the two disorders—is characterized by having trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep. Hypersomnia, on the other hand, occurs when someone feels excessively tired during the day even after having slept for a long amount of time.
In some instances, insomnia develops on its own. This condition, known as “primary insomnia,” is often treated using medication or cognitive behavioral therapy. In other cases, insomnia will result from another health condition (for example, anxiety, depression, arthritis, asthma, or acid reflux). It can also be caused by taking certain medications or engaging in certain habits (such as going to bed at irregular times, looking at a screen right before falling asleep, or consuming alcohol or illegal drugs). Referred to as “secondary insomnia,” this condition can often be resolved by addressing the underlying cause of the sleeplessness.
Like insomnia, hypersomnia comes in primary and secondary forms. The exact cause of primary hypersomnia is still unknown, but researchers believe this condition may be caused by problems in the parts of the brain that control sleep. Secondary hypersomnia, on the other hand, often results from conditions that prevent someone from getting a good night’s sleep, such as sleep apnea. Hypersomnia treatment may involve making certain lifestyle changes or taking stimulant medications that are designed to keep someone awake during the day.
Insomnia & Hypersomnia Treatment Near You
The insomnia or hypersomnia treatment that is right for you will depend on your specific condition, so it is important to consult with a sleep medicine specialist who can offer you customized recommendations. To request an in-person or telemedicine appointment at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center, contact us today. We are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we are pleased to offer same- and next-day scheduling.