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Insomnia Specialist

Katy Internists

Internists located in Katy, Houston, TX

Insomnia, which temporarily affects about 25% of Americans each year, is a complex condition that makes it difficult for you to fall asleep or stay asleep. If you’re known for tossing and turning or regularly wake up feeling groggy, the expert medical team at Katy Internists in Houston provide personalized insomnia care. You can conveniently schedule your insomnia evaluation online or you can call the clinic to speak with a team member.

Insomnia Q & A

Why do I have insomnia?

Insomnia can be something that lasts for a short period because of stress or anxiety — like starting a new job or getting married — or it can be something that affects you regularly. Common causes and risk factors of insomnia include:

  • Environmental factors, such as changes in temperature
  • Chronic pain, possibly due to arthritis or fibromyalgia
  • Interferences in sleep schedule, as with jet lag
  • Breathing problems, such as asthma
  • Depression, stress, or anxiety
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Excessive caffeine intakes

It might even be your medications that are leading to your insomnia, especially dietary supplements, which is why it’s important to let your doctor know about all the drugs you’re taking (including over-the-counter varieties). 

What are the symptoms of insomnia?

When you have insomnia, you may have restless nights where you toss and turn all night. To make matters worse, you may be unaware of how much you’re moving, which can impact your partner’s sleep. 

Insomnia most commonly leads to daytime problems. For example, you may find that you have chronic fatigue or overall tiredness. You may also experience:

  • Decreased concentration
  • Poor memory
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability 

If you’re noticing insomnia related symptoms, the leading medical experts at Katy Internists can help. They perform comprehensive screenings and expanded lab testing, so they can get to the root of your sleep troubles. 

How is insomnia treated?

Your dedicated practitioner at Katy Internists talks with you about your sleep habits, so the team can tailor your treatment plan and recommend any lifestyle changes you can make to get a better night’s sleep. Treating insomnia can involve:

  • Learning ways to relax, such as taking a bath before bed
  • Sticking to a sleep schedule, even on the weekends
  • Taking prescription sleeping medications
  • Avoiding or limiting caffeine and alcohol
  • Avoiding late-night meals 
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Losing weight 

If your insomnia is linked to a chronic condition, such as fibromyalgia, your provider at Katy Internists can help you find the right type of medication to minimize your symptoms. 

Before having another restless night, see how Katy Internists can help with your insomnia. Click on the online booking feature or call to schedule your insomnia appointment.