Insomnia treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions
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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my insomnia?
Yes, absolutely. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose insomnia online by asking about your symptoms and observing your condition. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they’ll be able to provide a diagnosis, write necessary prescriptions, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.
In select provinces, you can also request to see a sleep therapist right on Maple about your insomnia. To learn more about how our online sleep therapy assessments work, please click here.
Can I get a prescription on Maple?
Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.
You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.
What is insomnia?
Insomnia occurs when you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. You may have acute or short-term insomnia which lasts for a few days or weeks, or chronic insomnia when you experience sleep issues for more than one month.
Insomnia is often triggered by changes to your stress levels, introduction of new medications, or mental illnesses like anxiety.
What are the symptoms of insomnia?
If symptoms occur, you will notice:
- Difficulty falling asleep at night or waking up too early
- Disrupted sleep (constantly waking up throughout the night)
- Waking up tired
How can I treat insomnia?
You may be able to treat acute insomnia at home by doing the following:
- Exercise regularly (but not before you go to bed) to exert energy
- Follow a strict sleep schedule
- Ensure your bedroom is cool, quiet, and dark
- Minimize alcohol intake
- Avoid drinking beverages containing caffeine or consuming nicotine as they are stimulants
- Take over-the-counter sleep medications like melatonin
If your insomnia persists despite making changes to your lifestyle and sleep habits, you may speak to a doctor who may prescribe medications to help you sleep, or speak to a sleep therapist who can help you develop better sleep habits.
What is Maple?
With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.
You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.
Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.
Additionally, you may see a sleep therapist about your insomnia within 24 hours of submitting a request on Maple the same way you’d request a consultation with a general practitioner. Through discussions about your sleep and lifestyle habits, Maple’s sleep therapist can provide you with a customized treatment plan to improve your sleep.
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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!
Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!
Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.
The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!
Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.
Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.
Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.
I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly.
LOVE This service. Not only do you have a doctor within seconds but they are professional and knowledgable.
Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.