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Sugarloaf Wellness Center

Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Lawrenceville, GA

Insomnia Specialist

While you’re up all night unable to sleep, chances are 60 million other Americans are pacing the floor right along with you. The experts at Sugarloaf Wellness Center know just how precious sleep is, and they want to help you achieve more than just a good night’s rest. David W. Kunz, MD, believes in the healing powers of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy because of the way it’s helped so many of his patients. To explore your insomnia treatment options in Lawrenceville, Georgia, schedule an appointment online or over the phone.

Insomnia Q & A

What’s insomnia?

Insomnia refers to on ongoing difficulty falling and staying asleep. Many people experience acute insomnia during stressful life events while others suffer from chronic insomnia and have habitual trouble sleeping.

The lack of sleep creates several undesirable side effects, including:

  • Fatigue during the day
  • Lowered energy levels
  • Mood changes (i.e., anxiety, depression, and irritability)
  • Difficulty concentrating and performing work tasks

What causes insomnia?

Various medical and psychological factors can lead to insomnia. For some people, insomnia results from stress, depression, and anxiety while others have medical conditions that affect their sleep.

Physical causes of insomnia include

  • Sleep apnea
  • Pain
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Acid reflux
  • Restless leg syndrome

Psychological factors that lead to insomnia include

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD

Hormones can also play a significant role in insomnia. If your endocrine system produces too much or too little testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, cortisol, or human growth hormone, you might find sleep to be elusive.

Hyperthyroidism and menopause, for example, create the perfect circumstances for insomnia. Progesterone is a sleep-promoting hormone that decreases during menopause, making it hard for women to sleep. Excess thyroid hormone overexcites your system and causes sleep disturbances.

Why is sleep so important?

Sleep is a restorative process essential for every aspect of your health. Most people report proper sleep increases their quality of life.

Lost sleep, on the other hand, leads to mood disorders and dangerous accidents. Lack of sleep lowers your reaction times when you’re working or driving and decreases your focus at work or school.

Lack of sleep increases your risk for specific medical conditions too, such as:

  • Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease

What medical treatments are available for insomnia?

Hormone changes during menopause, aging, and other life events can create sleeping difficulties. If Dr. Kunz discovers a hormonal imbalance after performing his signature evaluation, he can help promote proper sleep with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Dr. Kunz injects slow-release BioTE™ pellets into your system to deliver a steady stream of hormones. As you build proper endocrine balance, you should notice improved sleep habits.

If your sleep troubles bother you, contact Sugarloaf Wellness Center online or over the phone for an appointment.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Kunz and his staff have been wonderful to me. They have worked with me to treat several issues over the years. "

    Steve D.
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    "Dr. Kunz is one of those rare Doctors that will actually listen to your problems and work with you to find a resolve."

    Bruce B.
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    "Their yearly physical lab work, especially the cholesterol panel, is AMAZING."

    Holly L.
  • Yelp

    "I am so thankful that I found Dr. Kunz...During the process, he was always willing to listen and wasn't at all offended by my doing my own research."

    Angel A.
  • Google

    "I have several complex medical issues and Dr. Kunz always takes the time to listen to me no matter how busy he is."

    Deedee B.
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    "My doctor for 15 years maybe a bit more any way he's the best in the whole world. Want to move back to Georgia just to have him as a doctor again."

    Norma K.
Sugarloaf Wellness Center
1655 Lebanon Road, Suite C
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-203-0907
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