How Do I Know if I Have Insomnia?

You may have insomnia if you have trouble sleeping. There are many types of sleep disorders and sources of sleeplessness, so it is important to consult an experienced sleep specialist like our doctors to receive a diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in reclaiming the restful sleep you need and deserve.

The defining characteristics of insomnia include:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Trouble staying asleep
  • Being unable to fall asleep again after waking up too early
  • Feeling tired throughout the day

Insomnia is defined as persistent problems when it comes to falling asleep and staying asleep. It may be acute or chronic, depending on how long you have been experiencing the issue and how often. Many people have episodes of insomnia from time to time, but it is important to seek medical help if it is affecting your life, which may manifest as:

  • Excessive daily sleepiness
  • Feeling sleepy soon after you awaken
  • Trouble concentrating at work
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Moodiness and irritability caused by lack of sleep
  • Strained interpersonal relationships
  • Impaired productivity and focus
  • Depression and anxiety

If our doctors diagnoses insomnia, he will create a customized treatment plan. It may include improving sleep hygiene, cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment for underlying health conditions, lifestyle changes, medications or changing your sleeping environment.

Our doctors will work with you to determine what may be contributing to insomnia. Common contributing factors include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Work-related stress
  • Financial stressors
  • Consuming alcohol or caffeine too soon before bedtime
  • Television, laptop, phone or other screen-use before bedtime
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Side effects of certain medications
  • Unhealthy lifestyle habits

If you live in Greenwich, CT, or the surrounding areas, please call Sleep & Neuroscience Associates at (203)-245-0412 to arrange a consultation.

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MEDICAL OFFICE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

We regret to announce that we will be closing the practice for in person and telehealth services for Sleep and Neuroscience Treatment as of 9/30/2023. The Practice was formerly owned by Dr. Malhotra and was located at 86 Bradley Road, Madison, CT 06443.

In February 2022, Waterstone acquired Sleep and Neuroscience Treatment under Dr. Thomas Abbenante, who has been working with patients in Greenwich and New Haven offices.

If you are seeking new services, please contact your health insurance company who can provide you with a list of providers that are in network with your current plan. For additional information or referrals, you can also contact the Connecticut State Medical Society at www.nhcma.org or by calling 203-865-0587.

For current or previous patients, please contact our agency for information regarding your account, appointments, or medical records. You may reach us at 203-245-0412 or fax requests to 203-427-0441. You will receive mailed information detailing closure and any follow-up instructions.

Please note that the business mailing address for Dr. Abbenante and Sleep and Neuroscience is:

Dr. Thomas Abbenante
Sleep & Neuroscience Department
c/o Waterstone Counseling Centers, LLC
86 Bradley Road
Madison, CT  06443