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Insomnia treatment available online today

In order to treat your insomnia, consult with one of our board-certified doctors online today to prescribe medications to help with sleeping. Get a new prescription to treat insomnia or refill an existing prescription today.

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Medication services available for adults and kids (3+)

Top quality, board-certified doctors

Insurance accepted, but not required

Prescriptions sent to your local pharmacy*

*Prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion

Most major insurance plans accepted

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Paying without insurance? New patient visits are $129, and follow-ups are only $99 for members.

Don’t see your provider listed? Email [email protected]  or call  (888) 564-4454  to talk to a PlushCare specialist.

3 simple steps to get treated for insomnia today

Step 1

Book an insomnia treatment appointment.

Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your insomnia symptoms.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up a prescription for insomnia.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Insomnia treatment pricing details

How pricing works

To request insomnia treatment and get a new prescription or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance



First month free

First visit


For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance



First month free

First visit


Repeats only $99

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

Insomnia treatment FAQs

  • What are the three types of insomnia?

    The three types of insomnia are acute, transient, and chronic insomnia:

    • Acute insomnia lasts up to one month. It often results from situational stress and resolves when the trigger (i.e., a physical illness) is no longer present.

    • Transient insomnia lasts for less than one week. It's often caused by interruptions in sleep patterns or outside stressors, such as jet lag.

    • Chronic insomnia lasts for more than one month. Chronic insomnia is often caused by chronic health conditions or mental health conditions.

  • What are the symptoms of insomnia?

    Acute and chronic insomnia share similar symptoms, including:

    • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

    • Fatigue and low energy

    • Difficulties with memory and concentration

    • Challenges with career or academic performance

    • Mood and behavioral disturbances

  • What is the best treatment for insomnia?

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the first-line treatment of insomnia. CBT focuses on identifying problematic thoughts that cause sleep disturbances. By developing healthy coping strategies, you can learn how to replace negative thoughts with more positive ones and improve your sleep quality.

    Other insomnia tips may involve behavioral changes. Practicing good sleep habits, such as refraining from screen time before bed, can help you get better sleep. If your insomnia symptoms interfere with your quality of life, your doctor may also recommend sleep medication. 

  • What is the main cause of insomnia?

    The three main causes of insomnia are stress, anxiety, and depression. If you're experiencing sleep problems or difficulties, talk to your doctor to identify the root cause of your insomnia.

  • Can I get a prescription for insomnia?

    Yes, you can get a prescription for insomnia if your doctor determines that sleep aids are medically necessary. Not all cases of insomnia are treated with sleep medicine, but for people with chronic insomnia, prescription sleep medicine can significantly improve sleep quality.

  • What insomnia medication cannot be prescribed online?

    Online doctors cannot prescribe controlled substances, such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, and Lorazepam. However, our online doctors can prescribe other sleep aids to help with insomnia treatment.

    At PlushCare, our board-licensed doctors can prescribe non-controlled substances for insomnia treatment, such as:

  • Is insomnia considered a mental illness?

    No, insomnia is not considered a mental illness. However, insomnia may be a symptom of another mental health condition, such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Consult a doctor to learn more about how insomnia is diagnosed and what treatment options are available.

  • Can anxiety cause insomnia?

    Yes, anxiety is a common cause of insomnia. If you have anxiety, constant feelings of worry and fear can make it harder to fall and stay asleep.

  • How can I fight insomnia naturally?

    If you have insomnia, practicing healthy sleep habits can help promote sound sleep. Natural ways to minimize insomnia include:

    • Following the same bedtime and wake time each day

    • Only using your bed for sleep

    • Get out of bed if falling asleep is taking too long

    • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine near bedtime

    • Avoid watching TV or scrolling on your phone before bed

    • Eat a balanced diet and stay active

  • Can I get prescription sleep medications online?

    Yes, you can get prescription sleep medications online through a prescription from a licensed doctor. Although our online doctors at PlushCare cannot prescribe controlled medications for sleep, we can still prescribe other effective prescription sleep medicine, such as:

  • What are prescription sleep medications?

    Prescription sleep medications promote sound sleep. Unlike over-the-counter medications, prescription sleep medicines contain active ingredients that are too strong to sell over the counter.

  • What are the side effects of prescription sleep medications?

    Although the side effects of prescription sleep medicine vary from person to person, common side effects include:

    • A burning sensation in the hands, feet, or legs

    • Dizziness or lightheadedness

    • Daytime memory and performance issues

    • Sleep-related behaviors, such as driving or eating, when not fully awake

    • Diarrhea or constipation

    • Weight gain

  • Is therapy for insomnia effective?

    Yes, research consistently shows that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is an effective treatment option. CBT can promote sound sleep and relieve anxiety without the need for sleeping pills.

Learn about insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it harder to fall asleep, stay asleep, or get quality sleep. Insomnia can also cause you to wake up too early and not be able to fall back asleep.

Because insomnia can affect your cognitive ability, quality of life, and overall health, it's important to seek treatment. Fortunately, insomnia is highly treatable with a combination of lifestyle changes, sleeping pills, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Insomnia causes

  • There's no single cause of insomnia. However, research suggests that people with insomnia may experience physiological arousal at unwanted times, disrupting normal sleep patterns. Some examples of physiological arousal include a higher body temperature, heightened heart rate, and increased cortisol levels.

    In addition, the type of insomnia you experience is often related to the underlying cause of insomnia. For example, causes of acute insomnia might include:

    • Stress

    • Exposure to a traumatic event

    • Changes in your regular sleep habits

    • Physical pain or illness

    • Certain medications

    Chronic insomnia disorder may occur on its own or as a result of:

    • Chronic pain or illness, such as back pain

    • Mental disorders or psychiatric disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder

    • Sleep apnea or other sleep disorders

    • Health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease

Insomnia symptoms

  • Acute and chronic insomnia often share similar symptoms. For most people, insomnia symptoms affect nighttime sleep, which can lead to:

    • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

    • Waking up early in the morning

    • Poor sleep quality

    • Difficulty sleeping without a caregiver (for children and teens)

    • Avoiding bedtime (for children and teens)

    In addition, people with insomnia often experience several daytime symptoms due to their sleeping problems:

    • Excessive daytime sleepiness

    • Fatigue and low energy

    • Irritability or aggression

    • Challenges with career or academic performance

    • Decreased motivation

    • Increased mistakes or accidents

How to treat insomnia

Several treatment options are available for acute and chronic insomnia, including:

  • Education: If you have acute insomnia, your doctor may provide information about insomnia to help you identify any stressors that may have triggered your sleep problems.

  • Psychological and behavioral interventions: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the preferred treatment for chronic insomnia disorder. CBT can help you manage anxiety, practice healthy sleep hygiene, and improve sleep quality.

  • Sleep medicine: If you experience significant insomnia symptoms, your doctor may prescribe sleep medicine to minimize sleep disturbances. Medications can improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, and decrease daytime sleepiness.

Insomnia medication

If insomnia symptoms affect your quality of life, your doctor may recommend over-the-counter or prescription sleep medicine to improve your sleep quality. Some common medications for insomnia include:

    • Trazodone (Desyrel): Trazodone can help you fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night without feeling sleepy during the daytime.

    • Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline and other antidepressants are commonly prescribed to treat insomnia, especially in people who also have depression.

    • Mirtazapine (Remeron): Mirtazapine can help reduce the duration of early, light stages of sleep so you can enjoy deeper sleep.

How to prevent insomnia

Good sleep habits can help prevent sleep problems and promote quality sleep:

  • Follow the same bedtime and wake time each day, including weekends.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Limit naps during the day.

  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, especially before bedtime.

  • Avoid large meals and beverages before bedtime.

  • Make your bedroom comfortable for sleep.

  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath, avoiding screen time, and turning the lights down.

When to see a doctor for insomnia

Talk to your healthcare provider if you're having trouble sleeping or staying asleep. If you experience daytime sleepiness, excessive fatigue, or other sleep problems, let your doctor know.

Your doctor can ask questions to understand your situation, provide a diagnosis, and start treating insomnia. Insomnia symptoms often resemble the symptoms of other sleep disorders, so it's important to talk to a doctor for a proper diagnosis.

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