Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and insomnia, affect up to 50% of Americans. Southlake Clinic's sleep disorder specialists, including physicians in pulmonary and critical care medicine, work to identify the causes of sleep disorders in patients, determine effective treatment plans and implement those plans for each patient.
Sleep studies are tests that monitor what happens to your body during sleep. Sleep disorder specialists conduct sleep studies to find out what is causing your sleep problems.
Sleep studies can also determine whether you have a problem with your stages of sleep. The two stages of sleep are non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM). Normally, NREM and REM alternate four to five times during a night's sleep. A change in this cycle may make it hard for you to sleep soundly.
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What is The Sleep Center?
The Sleep Center at Valley Medical Center is a special medical facility designed to evaluate and treat both adults and children with sleep disorders and sleep-related problems. Yet the interior appointments and private, cozy décor of each room feels like a home away from home: patchwork quilts, a private bathroom and shower, and an LCD TV and DVD player. And, of course, a Playstation® 3 for our youngest guests.
The Sleep Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which means it meets the most rigorous of standards to rank as a center of excellence in the comprehensive management of sleep disorders. Members of our staff are specially trained to study and evaluate people's sleep patterns. The results of our diagnostic studies are used to diagnose and treat sleep problems.
Why go to The Sleep Center?
In the past, many sleep disorders were considered untreatable or consequences of normal aging. Today, many disorders can be diagnosed efficiently and treated successfully. There is heightened clinical interest and research in sleep medicine. Much of this excitement stems from our increasing abilities to quickly and successfully help people with their sleep difficulties. Getting a good night's sleep can make a huge difference in a person's life, and The Sleep Center at Valley Medical Center can help achieve this.
Watch a video about the evaluation process at the Sleep Center.