Sleep Wellbeing Specialist

VitalCare Medical

Board Certified Pediatricians & Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Pearland, TX

Sleep is a very important part of your overall health care, and if you aren’t getting enough quality sleep it can very well affect your physical and mental health. At VitalCare Medical in Pearland, Texas, Thang Hoang, MD, offers sleep help when you are not getting enough quality rest or suffer from insomnia or disruptive sleep disorders like sleep apnea. He creates a custom treatment plan to address the root cause of your sleep troubles and can even refer you for diagnostic sleep studies. Stop missing out on a good night’s sleep. Call VitalCare Medical today or use the convenient online booking system to learn more.

Sleep Wellbeing Q & A

Why is sleep important?

As humans, we all need to sleep to recharge our batteries and promote the healing of our bodies. Without sufficient sleep, typically at least 8 hours for adults and 9-10 for children and teenagers, you can suffer a variety of medical conditions that affect your physical and mental well-being in both the short and long term.

Without good quality sleep each night, you can experience immediate side effects, such as:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Mood changes
  • Increased stress
  • Concentration problems

A lack of sleep can also cause long-term health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, immune disorders, and increased risk of depression and obesity.

What causes sleep issues?

There are a number of factors that can influence how well you sleep. If you suffer from chronic stress, you may be prone to suffering bouts of insomnia, even if you feel constantly tired.

Your diet can also influence how well you sleep. If you consume large amounts of caffeine, alcohol, or fatty foods, you may find it more difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night.

If you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, liver disease, or heart failure, you may be at increased risk of developing a sleep disorder.

In many cases, people experience interference with their breathing while asleep that causes them to temporarily stop breathing. This condition is known as sleep apnea and often results when your throat muscles relax too much during sleep and obstruct your airways.

What treatments are available for sleep issues?

Dr. Hoang initially evaluates your overall health and reviews your medical history. He also discusses your lifestyle habits and diet to determine the possible cause for sleep issues.

In some cases, Dr. Hoang may refer you for a sleep study evaluation that can pinpoint the potential cause of your sleep issues.

If you suffer from chronic snoring or your partner reports that you frequently stop breathing during the night, Dr. Hoang may recommend additional treatment, including surgery, to reduce symptoms of sleep apnea.

Once he has the necessary information, Dr. Hoang creates a custom treatment plan to address the underlying cause of your sleep problems. He may recommend lifestyle changes, such as establishing a routine bedtime and avoiding certain foods and drinks before bed.

To learn more about available services to improve your sleep, call VitalCare Medical or use the online booking feature.