Rory Sears, NMD -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Phoenix Anti Aging Clinic

Rory Sears, NMD

Naturopathic Doctor located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ

Insomnia Specialist

Sleep problems can have a major effect on overall health and wellness. At Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic, Dr. Rory Sears, N.M.D., helps patients from throughout the Phoenix, AZ, area overcome insomnia without relying on potentially habit-forming medications so they can enjoy better, more restorative sleep.

Insomnia Q & A

by Rory Sears, NMD

I have trouble sleeping from time to time. Do I have insomnia?

Everyone has trouble sleeping on occasion, but if the issue becomes chronic, resulting in daytime drowsiness or interfering with normal routines, it may be insomnia. People with insomnia may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or may experience wakefulness during the night. Many people with insomnia wake up earlier than intended, resulting in less sleep than needed to refresh the body or sleep that’s of poor quality.

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

In addition to having trouble falling asleep or remaining asleep, insomnia can cause:

  • daytime sleepiness
  • feeling groggy or unrested when waking in the morning
  • chronic stress or easily becoming stressed out
  • chronic headaches
  • irritability and moodiness
  • problems focusing and concentrating
  • decreased productivity at school or work
  • persistent worries or anxiety
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • increased risk for serious accidents including vehicle accidents

People with insomnia are also more prone to illness and depression, and their immune systems are weaker than those who get normal amounts of restorative sleep.

How is insomnia treated?

Insomnia treatment begins with a thorough examination and a personal and family health history to determine possible causes. Lab tests or a sleep study may also be ordered. Some sleep disorders are related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious condition that causes breathing to be interrupted many times during sleep - periods so brief, the sleeper may not know it’s happening. Once insomnia is diagnosed, treatment will focus on addressing any underlying causes, including hormonal imbalances that become much more common with age, pain issues and other potential causes. People with obstructive sleep apnea may need to have CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), a therapeutic option that uses a mask to deliver a continual stream of air to help keep the airways open during sleep. Most patients benefit from a combination of medical treatment and lifestyle changes aimed at supporting healthy sleep habits. Each treatment plan will be carefully customized to suit the individual patient’s needs for optimal results.


Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Rory was very kind and understanding of my existing medical conditions. I highly recommend him to all of my friends and family in Arizona!"

    Verified Customer
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    "Dr. Sears is an awesome Doctor! He literally saved my life by catching a life threatening disease.He is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner."

    David W.
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    "I have been going to see Dr. Sears for about 4 months now and I have to say I do feel a lot better! The office is nice and so is the staff."

    Rupal P.
Phoenix Anti Aging Clinic
11011 South 48th Street , Suite 108

Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480-750-1566
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