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Insomnia Specialist

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center

Adult Sleep Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep & Pediatric Neurologist located in San Antonio and New Braunfels

Roughly one-third of adults in the United States have at least brief episodes of insomnia. Because insomnia can lower your quality of life and lead to chronic daytime fatigue, the sleep experts at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center provide integrative diagnostic and treatment services for insomnia. You can book your insomnia evaluation at any of the two San Antonio-based clinics in Nix Alamo Heights, Shavano Park, or Lockhill-Selma, Texas, by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office nearest you.

Insomnia Q & A

What causes insomnia?

Insomnia is more than just getting a bad night’s sleep. When you have insomnia, you regularly struggle to fall or stay asleep, among other issues, on a regular basis, which can lower your quality of life. Insomnia can either be primary or secondary.

With primary insomnia, you may have poor sleep patterns because of:

  • Changes in your work schedule, like going from day to night shift
  • Environmental issues, such as bright light
  • Prescription medications
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Dietary choices 
  • Jet lag

It’s also possible to have insomnia because of underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, restless leg syndrome, or pain-causing conditions, such as arthritis, to name a few. In these cases, you may have secondary insomnia. 

When should I see a doctor for insomnia?

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center is home to leading physicians who specialize in both adult and pediatric sleep disorders, so you can feel confident that you’re in entirely capable hands.

The team encourages you to schedule an insomnia evaluation if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Irritability or depression
  • Frequent errors or accidents
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Daytime fatigue or grogginess, or poor concentration

Your doctor at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center may have you keep a sleep diary or use smartphone applications to track your sleep patterns, so they can get to the root of your insomnia.

Is there a treatment for insomnia?

Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center is dedicated to ensuring you receive the care you need to enhance your sleep quality. Depending on your specific diagnosis, your doctor may recommend:

  • Starting cognitive behavioral therapy, such as relaxation techniques
  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine for several hours before bedtime
  • Skipping large meals and snacks before bedtime
  • Taking prescription sleep medications
  • Sleep restriction therapy 
  • Losing weight (if needed)

No matter which insomnia treatment is right for you, Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center cares for you every step of the way for as long as you need. 

You can get help for insomnia at Texas Pediatric Specialties and Family Sleep Center. Find out more by booking an exam online or by calling any office to schedule with a team member.