Cocaine Induced Insomnia

Cocaine Induced Insomnia

Cocaine is an extremely powerful drug that, without substance abuse help, can have a very damaging impact on a person’s health. Cocaine works by causing an intense rush of energy in users. This can create an increased feeling of euphoria. Unfortunately, when this effect wears off, it often causes insomnia in users. At the Crosby Clinic, we help patients battling this addiction in drug rehab so they can get back to a substance-free life.

Using Cocaine And Developing Insomnia

Individuals often choose cocaine as a tool for coping with stressors. This drug causes a false sense of enjoyment, superiority, and essentially makes a person feel like they are on top of the world. People often continue using cocaine in order to ‘feel better’. The more a person continues to use, the more likely a person is to develop the co-occurring disorders of cocaine addiction and insomnia.

Why Does Insomnia Occur?

No matter how much cocaine a person uses, they experience a rush of dopamine in the central nervous system. When this occurs, the brain is unable to reabsorb the dopamine. As a result, the user becomes overly energetic. The entire body is sped up, causing a disruption in normal patterns and functions.

Once this disruption occurs, individuals find it difficult to fall asleep. Addicts lack quality and quantity of sleep and, quite often, do not even realize the issue with it. These individuals often suffer learning and attention impairments.

Dangers Of Cocaine-Induced Insomnia

Getting a good night’s rest is a crucial part of maintaining our physical and mental health. Not getting an adequate amount of sleep can have a profoundly negative impact on our body and mind.

A lack of sleep can cause damage to the heart, and leave it vulnerable. The brain and blood vessels are at an increased risk of damage. Cocaine may damage a brain’s ability to recognize its own need for sleep, which can cause kidney disease, heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, and strokes.

Given cocaine prevents a person from recognizing their own sleep problems; they typically go extended periods without addressing them. This causes the problem to persist over time, which can lead to cognitive impairment. When this occurs, treating sleep deprivation and its symptoms effectively is quite difficult.

Withdrawal And Insomnia

When a person that is dealing with cocaine-induced insomnia decides to get drug treatment for their addiction, the withdrawal symptoms tend to be more severe. These individuals are often more depressed, agitated, paranoid, and anxious than others battling addiction. Additionally, they are more likely to experience fatigue, lack of pleasure, restlessness, general discomfort, and suicidal thoughts.

Effective Treatment For Cocaine Abuse And Insomnia

At the Crosby Clinic, we provide drug treatment for individuals battling both of these devastating conditions. We provide a fully monitored medically assisted detox that enables addicts to rid these harmful substances from their system safely and comfortably.

After detox, patients often stay at our inpatient rehab facility to continue getting the help they need to live a happier and healthier life. It is not too late to help yourself. Contact us at (760) 751-1234 to get started as soon as possible.

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