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Ideally, you spend a third of your life in bed. The quality of your sleep affects every other aspect of your life – from your ability to concentrate at work, to your relationship with others, and even your overall health. Why not make the most of your sleep, so that you can greet each day rested, relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to maximize your life. Let the experts at Texas Pulmonary Sleep Center help you find the key to better sleep.

 

COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS—OUR SPECIALTY

Did you know there are many different causes of excessive sleepiness and insomnia? The medical risks associated with sleep disorders can be significant, including heart disease, stroke, hypertension – even automobile accidents. Solving sleeping problems can lead to better health by helping to reduce the risk of other issues.
 

THE MOST COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS INCLUDE:

  • OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
    With apnea, your breathing airway collapses and reopens many times each hour, slowing the flow of air to your lungs and causing you to stop breathing momentarily. Apnea, which affects as many as 18 million Americans, is usually treatable with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) technology, which maintains a gentle flow of air. Snoring is virtually eliminated and you sleep more soundly.
     
  • INSOMNIA
    Insomnia is an inability to initiate or maintain sleep that affects approximately 60 million Americans. Insomnia increases with age and affects 40% of women and 30% of men. Chronic sleep loss can impair work performance and result in mood disorders. Insomnia results from various factors that when evaluated and properly managed can result in improved quality and quantity of sleep.
     
  • NARCOLEPSY
    Narcolepsy is a life-long neurological condition that may affect as many as 200,000 Americans, causing excessive sleepiness during the day. Some patients may accidentally fall asleep frequently, even though they appear to function normally. We use a combination of Polysomnography (PSG) and a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) to diagnose narcolepsy. Treatment may include medications or behavioral changes such as regulating sleep times.
     
  • RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME
    Patients with Restless Leg Syndrome (RSL) often have an uncontrolled and compelling need to move during sleep, which can be accompanied by a sensation of burning, itching or electric current. This is usually caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain or iron deficiency, and can be success-fully treated with behavioral changes and medications.

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