Insomnia & Sleep Disturbances - Mental Health
There are several different types of sleep disorders, ranging from insomnia, to sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome to narcolepsy, to name a few. Symptoms can range from difficulty falling asleep or waking up, to repeatedly waking through the night, to more serious symptoms affecting breathing during sleep, or excessive daytime sleepiness or sleep paralysis. What they all have in common is their ability to result in physical, emotional or mental health consequences, affecting a person’s overall quality of health and wellness. When it comes to mental health, sleep disorders are not typically classified as mental health disorders themselves, rather, they are either a symptom of an existing medical condition, or they can cause mental health symptoms. Individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often prone to sleep problems. Other causes of sleep disorders can vary widely, from biological and genetic disorders, to environmental causes, to work-life-family pressures. Treatments for sleep disorders can be effective. If you have a child or teen who may be exhibiting signs of a sleep disorder, a professional can help diagnose, and create a treatment plan for them. If you, or a friend or loved one need sources of support and information to help diagnose or manage a sleep disorder, Kinjunxion is here to help. We are here to provide you with the resources you need.
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Resources in ,
Insomnia: Anxiety and Depression
Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation
An Unmet Public Health Problem
Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders
A Comprehensive Primer of Behavioral Sleep Medicine Interventions
Sleep and Mental Illness
A Clinical Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep
Insomnia and Anxiety
The Post-Traumatic Insomnia Workbook
A Step-by-Step Program for Overcoming Sleep Problems After Trauma
Delivering CBT for Insomnia in Psychosis
A Clinical Guide
A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Workbook
Case Studies in Insomnia
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems
A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Pharmacological Treatment of Mental Disorders in Primary Health Care
Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services - Hamilton
Programs in Hamilton include day treatment at Delta Secondary (HAM2899), day treatment at Hill Park Secondary (HAM0840), ASD Adult Residential Program (HAM0586), ASD Adult SIL Program (HAM2868), ASD Day Supports Program - a Transition to Adulthood group at Woodview Manor (HAM2866), ASD Children and Teen groups and camps and Adult ASD Vocational and Passport services (HAM1428) (HAM2866).
McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Service and Home Based Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3
Lynwood Charlton Centre - Intensive Child and Family Services
McMaster Children's Hospital - Specialized Developmental and Behavioural Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3
McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Inpatient Service
Halton Healthcare - Sleep Laboratory - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): caused by an obstruction of the upper airway characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing despite the effort to breathe
- Central Sleep Apnea: similar to OSA but the brain stops sending signals to the muscles that control breathing * may be associated with other medical conditions such as obesity, heart failure or Parkinson’s Disease
- Insomnia: sleeplessness or difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Hypersomnia: excessive daytime sleepiness and/or prolonged night time sleep * always ‘hungry’ for (more) sleep
- Narcolepsy: excessive daytime sleepiness characterized by the brain’s inability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle normally * frequent dream recall, may experience sudden muscle weakness often triggered by a strong emotion such as laughing or being frightened
- Parasomnias: various abnormal behaviors during sleep such as Restless Leg Syndrome, REM-Behaviour Disorder, Night Terrors, Bruxism (teeth grinding)
MedSleep - Respirology and Sleep Medicine - Milton
Sleep Medicine Group - Sleep Study and Consultation - Oakville
McMaster Children's Hospital - Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Registration Office - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3
Lynwood Charlton Centre - Residential and Day Treatment Programs, 526 Upper Paradise Rd - 526 Upper Paradise Rd
The service model offers two Phases of three-month treatment for a total of six months. (Phase 1 is in-program Sunday-Friday, Phase 2 is in-program Monday-Wednesday). There is also a respite period for three months following discharge from the six-month long program. Children in residence may attend their own school or may be referred to the Day Treatment classrooms at the Upper Paradise Site.
Day Treatment Program -- The program is available for children who are experiencing emotional, social and behaviour difficulties to such a degree that it is impeding their progress in a regular or specialized school placement.