Adult Psychiatry, ADHD Specialist & Telehealth Psychiatric Services located in Northern Suburbs of Buffalo, Williamsville and Buffalo, NY

Insomnia services offered in Northern Suburbs of Buffalo, Williamsville and Buffalo, NY

An occasional sleepless night due to illness or stress is normal. However, if you feel like you spend every night counting endless sheep but never drifting off, contact Maureen Conway, PMHNP, a board-certified mental health expert, insomnia, and adult ADHD specialist practicing at Resilient Psychiatry in Buffalo, New York, and the Northern Suburbs of Buffalo neighborhood of Williamsville, New York. Maureen offers expert treatment for insomnia as well as the mental health issues that can cause it. Call today to set up a telehealth visit and get started. Or request an appointment online, which is quick and convenient.

Insomnia Q&A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia takes many forms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Waking up several times throughout the night
  • Waking up and not being able to fall back to sleep

The condition can be acute, causing a one-off night of poor sleep. Or chronically disrupt a person’s sleep several times a week for months.

In addition to suffering the frustration of being awake when you want to be asleep, insomnia causes many disruptive symptoms, including:

  • Not feeling rested when you wake up
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Indecisiveness
  • Irritability
  • Increased errors
  • Accidents

Some people develop anxiety about the quantity and quality of sleep, which can counterproductively disrupt sleep even more.


What causes insomnia?

Numerous factors can contribute to insomnia. Poor sleep quality is a common side effect of certain mental health conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mood disorders (manic depression, etc.)

Increased stress levels may also prevent getting enough quality sleep. Lifestyle factors such as traveling between time zones, working irregular shifts, and diet can cause insomnia. 

For example, eating spicy or rich foods can trigger acid reflux and keep people up at night. Alternatively, if you work swing shifts and need to shift between being awake during the night and day, you might experience difficulty regulating sleep patterns and trigger insomnia.


How is insomnia treated?

At Resilient Psychiatry, board-certified mental health practitioner Maureen Conway and staff begin with a thorough evaluation of your physical and psychological health. They ask about your symptoms, general health, and lifestyle, looking for clues about what might be causing insomnia.

Your provider may order lab tests to check for signs of hormonal imbalances, like thyroid disease and other conditions disrupting sleep patterns. Once they understand your unique needs, providers work with you to create and implement a tailored treatment plan to improve sleep quality.

If you have a mental health condition that disrupts sleep, your provider may prescribe a combination of medication and therapy. At the same time, they might prescribe medicine to help you sleep. 

Maureen and the staff can also teach you lifestyle changes and strategies to remove obstacles to a good night’s rest.


If you’re troubled by insomnia, call Resilient Psychiatry to schedule a telemedicine consultation or request an appointment online today.