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13114 FM 1960 West, Ste 105B Houston, TX 77065
Houston Sleep and Headache Solutions
Customized Care to Improve Sleep and Manage Headaches
If you are struggling with sleep issues or headaches, you know how hard it can be to find relief. At Sleep and Headache Solutions of Houston, we help patients from all walks of life get quality sleep and prevent and treat chronic headaches.
Sleep and Headache Solutions is a comprehensive practice treating all major sleep and headache disorders for both adults and children. Our specialty is evaluating all factors influencing the disorder and structuring an individualized treatment plan.
Sleep Better and Feel More Alert
Almost all sleep disorders may cause significant daytime sleepiness affecting your school or work performance, family time, hobbies, and overall quality of life. We will diagnose and treat your disorder to improve alertness and get you back to functioning at your optimal potential, so that you can fully enjoy doing the activities that you love.
Sleep Disorder Treatments in Cypress TX
Our practitioner will provide a thorough consultation for your particular sleep or headache problem and construct an individualized treatment plan. A few disorders we treat include:
Insomnia is when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking early. It is the most common sleep disorder, affecting 25% of the population. Once secondary causes are ruled-out or treated, the primary treatment is behavioral changes (such as avoiding caffeine, avoiding electronics before bed, and making sure your bedroom is cozy and quiet). Sometimes medications are necessary to treat insomnia. Untreated, insomnia can worsen or lead to depression, making evaluation and treatment very important.
Symptoms usually begin at an age of 10 to 20 years old. The primary symptom is daytime sleepiness, which often leads to dosing and naps. You can also go right into a very realistic dream, have a sensation of not being able to move when falling asleep, and feel a sudden loss of muscle control when you are very emotional. Although narcolepsy is life-long, medications are a very effective treatment.
Patients with Idiopathic Hypersomnia wake up tired and feel tired all day. They can nap for several hours and still feel tired. Although chronic, medications can significantly help make sleepiness manageable.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement of Sleep (PLMD)
If you have an urge to move your legs when sitting or lying down at the end your day, the urge feels better if you get up and walk around, but comes back when you sit or lie down again, or your legs jerk, twitch, or kick during sleep that you or your partner notice, then you might have RLS or PLMD. Although the symptoms can be very frustrating, we can help you manage them by avoiding triggers and prescribing medications.
Symptoms of sleep apnea may include snoring, interrupted sleep, choking or gasping during sleep, witnessed apneas, unrefreshing sleep, and sleepiness during the day, making it difficult for you to sleep well and have the energy for normal daily activities. It is caused by a narrowing of the airway, which partially or completely collapses during sleep. It is important to treat so you can feel good today and prevent the long-term complications of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and dementia.
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Circadian rhythm disorders occur when a patient's internal clock is thrown off. Normally, a person is able to fall asleep around the same time each night thanks to a circadian clock that is set based on the hours of natural daylight we experience. Patients with a circadian rhythm disorder have a disruption in their circadian clock, usually due to jet lag, shift work, a naturally delayed internal clock, or visual impairment. We can help reset your circadian rhythm, so you can fall asleep and maintain alertness at the ideal times.
Parasomnias are a group of sleep disorders that include abnormal behaviors during sleep (such as night terrors, sleep walking, acting out dreams, etc.). We can help determine if there is an underlying cause and treat the parasomnia, so you can get the restful sleep you need.
Migraine and Headaches
Migraine and Headaches
Migraines are chronic, disabling headaches that can lead to missed work or school. Add to the end, “We treat migraines and several other types of headaches, including tension and cluster. They affect men and women of all ages, but are more common in women affecting 20%. Treatment includes avoiding triggers, medication to treat acute attacks, and medication prevent recurrent attacks, when needed.
Over 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, yet many remain undiagnosed and untreated.
Sarah Aguilar is a family nurse practitioner, who has specialized in sleep medicine and neurology, for over ten years. She has become well-known in her field, as she speaks nationally to her peers about the debilitating disorder narcolepsy.
What sets Sarah apart from traditional sleep specialists, is that she recognizes all aspects of her patients’ lives (schedule, family situation, stress, co-morbid conditions, etc.), affect their sleep and makes it her goal to treat each patient with customized care to improve sleep and manage headaches.