Sleep Medicine

Tired of being tired?

It’s amazing how many things can prevent a good night’s rest. Fortunately, Dr. Ludwick and The West Houston ENT & Sleep Center is equipped to handle almost all of them! From nasal congestion to narcolepsy, we have the experience and the tools to get our patient’s sleeping well again!

 

At West Houston ENT and Sleep Center, we have the latest diagnostic and treatment tools available to put an end to your snoring. Treatment options include:

Snoring

Believe it or not, snoring can be more than just a nuisance to those around you. If you snore, it means that your upper airway is becoming resistant to airflow when you sleep. Just ask yourself, do you snore when you’re awake? Of course not! And sometimes the noise is signaling a bigger problem; that you may not be moving enough air when you sleep ...More

Sleep Apnea
...along with onsite evaluation, education & treatment options

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you are living your life chronically sleep deprived; you just don’t know it. That’s because sleep apnea comes on very slowly over many years and occurs while you are asleep. Sleep apnea makes you feel bad because it is a condition that causes countless interruptions in your sleep. You don’t sleep well so you don’t feel well. Often, the problem is not as obvious as your bed partner or loved one telling you that you stop breathing when you sleep. So, it is important to look for the clues:

  • frequent awakenings at night
  • feeling tired during the day even when you get “enough sleep”
  • waking to urinate more than once a night
  • daytime sleepiness, moodiness
  • high blood pressure or history of heart problems

Not only does sleep apnea make you feel bad day to day, over time it will hurt you. Untreated sleep apnea can cause a premature heart attack or stroke. ...More

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition that is characterized by the irresistible urge to move the legs. Patients note a strong urge to move their legs at night time when sitting or laying still. Often a creepy, crawly sensation accompanies the urge to move the legs. This sensation is relieved with leg movement. Not only is this symptom frustrating, it can make it difficult to fall asleep and, ultimately, lead to sleep deprivation. ...More

Insomnia

It is important to understand that insomnia is a symptom not a diagnosis.  Unfortunately, most patients suffering with this symptom are treated with sleeping pills that treat the symptom but not the underlying cause of the insomnia.  This is a big problem because sometimes that can be dangerous.  It can lead to drug dependency and make conditions like sleep apnea more severe.  As a Board Certified Fellowship trained Sleep physician, Dr. Ludwick knows how to treat the cause of your insomnia, not just cover up the symptom.

We are one of the few ENT practices in Houston adjacent to a state-of-the-art, and luxurious Sleep Lab ...More about insomnia.

 

Contact us and let us provide the compassionate care you need to get the sleep you deserve. By working with our neighboring sister company, The Sleep Lab at West Houston, we can save you the hassle of visiting multiple locations and provide unparalleled continuity of care.

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