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Sleep Disorders

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​​​​​​We can help your whole family get a good night's sleep. Baylor Scott & White Sleep Center – Rowlett, a department of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe, can diagnose and treat everything from snoring and sleep apnea to narcolepsy and insomnia.

We have a board-certified sleep medicine physician and registered polysomnographers on staff. The center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Even better, our testing suites offer hotel-like comfort and the convenience of day or nighttime testing.

Whatever your sleep disorder, you can rest easy knowing our goal is to find the problem and provide you with a successful treatment plan all right here. Our sleep disorder services include:

  • Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that pauses breathing during sleep often causing disruption of sleep
  • Apnea of infancy is sleep apnea in infants
  • Snoring may or may not indicate a health concern in children or adults
  • Insomnia refers to difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, including waking too early in the morning
  • Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by uncontrollable and irresistible daytime sleepiness
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a leg discomfort and urges to move the legs
  • Sleepwalking can last from five to 20 minutes, usually happens early in sleep and can be caused by an individual not getting enough sleep
  • Night terrors more traumatic than nightmare, can wake an individual and result in crying, screaming, shaking and sweating

Prepare for Your Sleep Study

Baylor Scott & White Sleep Center – Rowlett, offers confidential day and night time testing of adults and children two years of age and older. We know you may have questions before you choose to stay with us overnight, and we are happy to ease any concerns.

Test to monitor your sleep

If you choose to get more information about your sleep disorder, you may need a polysomnogram. A polysomnogram is a continuous recording of selected body functions during sleep, which together determine sleep stages.

The test also records:

  • Brain waves
  • Eye movements
  • Muscle tone
  • Heart rate
  • Rhythm sleep movements
  • Snoring sound

In patients with possible sl​​eep apnea, breathing, oxygen level and carbon dioxide levels are often also recorded. Additional polysomnographic measurements can be made in a patient with other suspected disorders.

Pain-free and private

Your sleep tests are not painful. No needles are used during this procedure. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may experience mild skin irritation as a result of the electrode paste or adhesive used to secure sensors. You will sleep in a private room, as a trained sleep technologist monitors the procedure from an adjacent room. The​ technologist is trained to make your stay comfortable and safe, while obtaining a high quality sleep recording. Most sleep studies are done without the use of sleep medications. You will be given sleep medication only if prescribed by your doctor.​

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