Insomnia services offered in Scottsdale, AZ


It’s normal to toss and turn if you have a big job interview tomorrow, are a little stressed out at work, or are excited about an upcoming event. But if you have continuous sleepless nights and feel fatigued almost every day, schedule an evaluation with Thomas Pearson, PA-C, at Point of View Mental Health in Scottsdale, Arizona. Thomas can diagnose and treat your insomnia, so you can get your sleep back on track and start living your life to the fullest. Book your insomnia evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly.

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep on a continuing basis. You might also find that you wake up much earlier than you intended, and no matter what you do, you can’t fall back asleep. When you have insomnia, you might also experience:

  • Difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • An increase in errors at work
  • Irritability, anxiety, or depression
  • Daytime tiredness, sleepiness, or fatigue

You’re probably also going to find that you wake up feeling groggy rather than well-rested. Because insomnia can start affecting your job and personal relationships, it’s important to have it treated early on.  

Why do I have insomnia?

Insomnia can be acute or chronic. With acute insomnia, your sleepless nights stem from a sudden change in your life, such as a new job, a death in the family, or upcoming events or travel plans. This type of insomnia often resolves itself as time passes.

The definition of chronic insomnia is having disrupted sleep at least three nights each week for a period of at least three months. This type of insomnia can stem from:

  • Prescription medications
  • Changes in your work shift
  • Extreme stress or trauma
  • Irregular bedtime schedule
  • Mental health disorders, including anxiety or depression

At Point of View Mental Health, Thomas can help you pinpoint the cause (or causes) of your insomnia and get you started on treatment right away.

How is insomnia treated?

Thomas stresses that a good night’s sleep is essential for improving your quality of life and giving your body time to reset each day, so he works diligently to find the best combination of insomnia treatments for your needs. Treating insomnia can include:

  • Light therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Stimulus control therapy
  • Personalized sleep scheduling
  • Prescription sleep medications
  • Relaxation techniques, like progressive muscle relaxation

Once you begin your treatment plan at the Point of View Mental Health, you can often start experiencing regular, full nights of sleep rather quickly.

Start your insomnia treatment plan with Thomas by scheduling an exam today. Book your appointment online or over the phone.