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Overview of sleep disorders

 
 

Some 40% of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Odds are you or someone you know has sleep problems that's diminishing your quality of life.

Help for sleep disorders is available at many Baylor Scott & White Health facilities. Our sleep programs are dedicated to alleviating symptoms and improving sleep patterns and daily life for people with problems sleeping. We offer a full range of up-to-date diagnostic and treatment procedures as part of our comprehensive care program to help you sleep through the night.

Sleep disorders treated

 

A person is often unaware that he or she has sleep problems. As a result, sleep disturbances may go undiagnosed and untreated for many years, and they may never get a good night's sleep.

Sometimes, the patient complains of daytime fatigue, sleep anxiety​ or overwhelming sleepiness. Frequently, a bed partner, rather than the patient, is the best source of information about bad sleep patterns. Some common sleep problems include the following:

  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Periodic limb movements
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Snoring
  • Parasomnias
  • Pediatric sleep disorders

Sleep disorder treatment

 
 

To diagnose and treat sleep disorders, experts at Baylor Scott & White may use a variety of sleep studies and treatment methods, including:

  • Home sleep study
  • Actigraph to monitor sleep and wake patterns
  • Nocturnal polysomnography
  • CPAP titration study (continuous airway pressure therapy)
  • Nocturnal seizure monitoring
  • Ventilatory support study
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
  • Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT)
  • Pediatric sleep study
  • Seizure sleep study
  • Split night sleep study
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