Sleep Disorder Treatment in Cypress, Tx
The team at Sleep & Headache Solutions, consult with you regarding your particular sleep problems and recommend you treatment options. Common sleep complaints 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 symptoms 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/or 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 / Periodic Limb Movements
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 complications tomorrow including hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, and dementia.
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 circadian rhythm disorder have experienced a disruption in their circadian clock, usually due to jet lag, shift work, or a naturally delayed internal clock. We can help to reset your circadian rhythms so you can fall asleep naturally at the correct time.
Do you suffer from another kind of sleep disorder? There are numerous sleep problems that a person could face, ranging from mild and slightly annoying conditions to severe disorders that impact a person’s daily life. Parasomnia is the umbrella term used to describe disruptive sleep disorders that cause a person to move, speak, or behave in a way that they cannot control. Sleepwalking, night terrors, and sleep eating disorders are all common parasomnias. If you are dealing with one of these conditions or suspect you might engage in another type of behavior in your sleep, you don’t have to face the problem alone. We can help you with compassionate, effective care.
Migraine and Headaches
Migraines are a chronic, common, disabling headache that can lead to missed work or school. Migraines are more common in women affecting 20% of females, but can affect men and women of all ages, including children. Treatment includes avoiding triggers, medication to treat acute attacks, and medication to prevent recurrent attacks, when needed.