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A Sleep Study, also called polysomnography, is an overnight study that is an extremely valuable tool in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders including sleep apnea, neurologic disorders and movement disorders.
Seventy million Americans are affected by a sleep problem. Approximately 40 million people in the United States suffer from a chronic sleep disorder and an additional 20 - 30 million Americans suffer from intermittent sleep related problems. Unfortunately, 95% of these patients are undiagnosed and untreated. Untreated sleep apnea alone is estimated to cause $3.4 billion in additional medical cost.
A Sleep Study is indicated as a diagnostic test when a patient has symptoms or complaints of one of the conditions listed below.
Narcolepsy is a neurologic disorder of unknown etiology characterized predominantly by abnormalities of REM, some abnormalities of NREM sleep, and the presence of excessive daytime sleepiness often with involuntary daytime sleep episodes (e.g., while driving, in the middle of a meal and amnesiac episodes).
Sleep apnea is a respiratory dysfunction resulting in cessation or near cessation of respiration for a minimum of 10 seconds. These cessations of breathing may be due to either an occlusion of the airway (Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)), absence of respiratory effort (central sleep apnea), or a combination of these factors (mixed sleep apnea). Central sleep apnea is a relatively rare entity. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by one of the following:
- Reduced upper airway caliber due to obesity, adenotonsillar hypertrophy, mandibular deficiency macroglossia, upper airway tumor, nasal airway obstruction, tongue base hypertrophy, tracheal obstruction, or other skeletal deformity.
- Excessive pressure across the collapsible segment of the upper airway.
- Activity of the muscles of the upper airway insufficient to maintain patency.
The most common nocturnal (during sleep) symptoms of sleep apnea are snoring, abnormal motor activity (e.g., patients flail out and throw the bedcovers off, and may sit up or get out of bed) and nocturia. Diurnal (during wakefulness) symptoms associated with sleep apnea are excessive daytime sleepiness due to sleep disruption from hypoxemia and cognitive impairment, including poor memory and personality changes.
Sleep Healers - Arlington
501 Rita Lane
Arlington, TX 76014
Sleep Healers - Bedford/Hurst/Euless
2116 Parkwood Drive
Bedford, TX 76021
Sleep Healers - Coppell/South Lewisville
546 E. Sandy Lake Road
Coppell, TX 75019
Sleep Healers - DeSoto/Duncanville/South Dallas
2701 Prince George Avenue
DeSoto, TX 75115
Sleep Healers - DME/Dallas
9229 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75243
Sleep Healers - Fort Worth
4400 Oak Park Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Sleep Healers - North Lewisville/Flower Mound/Corinth
500 N. Valley Parkway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Sleep Healers - Prestonwood/Plano/Carrollton
6957 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75304
Sleep Healers - Town East/Mesquite
1645 Town East Boulevard
Mesquite, TX 75150
Village Sleep - Plano
5425 W. Spring Creek Road
Plano, TX 75024