It is estimated that more than 100 million Americas have occasional sleep problems. About one-third of these have some form of chronic insomnia. (Hauri & Linde). Insomnia is described as the difficulty of getting to sleep, staying to sleep, or frequently waking up too early.
Many of us do not know that there are numerous behavioral changes we can make to improve our sleep. Like making any behavior change (exercise, diet, or taking a new medicine), these strategies can take some time, so we urge you to be patient with yourself and patient with the process. Start with 1 or 2 of the techniques listed below for 7-14 days. Then incorporate another technique.
If you are interested in learning more about sleep hygiene, contact your Primary Care Provider, a Behavioral Health Clinician at your Primary Care office or the DCMH Sleep Disorders Lab for help with sleep apnea, sleeping disorders or to have a sleep study performed.
DCMH Family Medicine
555 Meeker St., Delta, Co
Phone: (970) 874-5777
DCMH West Elk Clinic Hotchkiss
230 E. Hotchkiss Ave., Hotckiss, Co
Phone: (970) 872-1400
Internal Medicine Associates
1450 Burgess St., Delta, Co
Phone: (970) 874-7668
DCMH Sleep Disorders Lab
1501 E. Third Street, Delta, CO