You may have undergone sleep tests at one or more sleep centers and were told your condition was mild and didn’t need to be treated. However, you are convinced that your sleep difficulties suggest otherwise. There are countless ways in which you might work with a sleep specialist or a sleep medical center or lab and get treatment or results that don’t seem credible.
And, if you're an insomnia patient who has regularly used medication, let's reiterate the FDA mandated warning that pharmaceutical companies were required to send out to health care providers in 2007:
"The failure of insomnia to remit after 7 to 10 days of treatment [i.e., drug treatment] may indicate the presence of a primary psychiatric and/or medical illness that should be evaluated."
If you find yourself here because you have “Been There, Done That,” then we want you to know there is still hope. While you may have “Been There” before, you most likely have not "Been Here.” Our Sleep Treatment program is based on my work with extremely complex Insomnia patients who suffer from multiple sleep problems and often a wide range of other physical or mental health conditions that further compromise their sleep.
We believe we have developed more ideas, systems, and treatments for which the vast majority of troubled sleepers can benefit. We don’t believe in the “one size fits all” mentality that is seen in a lot of approaches to sleep disorders patients. Our goal is to personally tailor treatments to the individual or to coordinate your care with your local sleep physicians to help them fine tune your results by adding precise steps not previously utilized.
Our primary recommendation to you is to read Sound Sleep, Sound Mind to learn about several of these newer approaches to insomnia and sleep breathing problems. But, we also welcome the opportunity to consult with you personally, if you think that will help you redouble your efforts or fine tune your treatment program. You may also find a value in arranging a consultation between our center and your local sleep physician.