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Sleep Management Specialist

The Riegel Center

Christopher J. Riegel, M.D.

Hormone Replacement Specialist & Age Management Specialist located in Plano, TX

Poor sleep makes you feel awful — and it increases your risk of life-threatening health problems like diabetes and heart disease. Fortunately, sleep management at The Riegel Center in Plano, Texas, can regulate your sleep and help you feel your best. Christopher Riegel, MD, can diagnose the reason for your sleep issues and then prescribe designer hormone therapy to balance your hormones and restore your restful sleep. Call the office or use the online scheduling link to arrange your consultation now.

Sleep Management Q & A

When might I need help with sleep management?

Poor sleep affects your life in many ways, including:

  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Low libido
  • Poor concentration

Poor sleep can also increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. Lack of restful sleep can be extremely dangerous to others as well. More than 325,000 auto accidents occur each year because of drowsy driving. 

If you recognize any of these symptoms or you’re concerned about the serious risks of poor sleep, it's time to reach out to The Riegel Center for a sleep management consultation.

What causes sleep problems?

Many different things can contribute to sleep problems, but in most cases, chronic sleep issues signify hormone imbalance. Even minor hormone fluctuations in melatonin, cortisol, leptin, growth hormones, or ghrelin can undermine your sleep quality and quantity. 

Sometimes, you may trigger these hormone changes. For example, your body makes melatonin to help you sleep. But this only happens in darkness. 

So, if you're in bed watching television, the light from the TV can signal your body to stop making melatonin, which in turn keeps you awake. Or you may undermine your restful nighttime sleep with a long midday nap.

In other cases, sleep problems are a side effect of aging. As you age, you produce fewer hormones, and this has a direct impact on sleep. For example, melatonin levels decrease as estrogen and testosterone levels go down over time. 

This is why you used to feel fabulous after a night of sleep when you were 18, but now, in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, you feel drained and cranky upon awakening. 

How does sleep management work?

At The Riegel Center, Dr. Riegel offers highly customized sleep management plans based on your situation. The first crucial step is discovering why you're not getting the restful sleep you need. This involves lab testing to check your hormone levels. 

In most cases, sleep problems develop because of an imbalance in one or more of the hormones involved in the sleep process. Dr. Riegel prescribes custom-made bioidentical hormone formulas to rebalance your hormones. 

Through hormone replacement therapy, not only can you have greatly improved sleep but also feel like a young person again, ready to face the world with energy and enthusiasm.

Call The Riegel Center or click on the provided link to get sleep management help now.