Solutions for Sleep Problems
Are you tired of being tired? Can’t sleep at night? A sleep disorder can be a serious problem and affect many parts of your life. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, more than 100 million Americans of all ages do not get a good night’s sleep.
Sleep apnea affects people of all ages, both men and women and every body type. However, it’s true that men over age 40 are significantly more likely than women to have sleep apnea. The condition can be caused by a number of factors including large tonsils, tongue or soft palate, nasal obstruction, abnormality in the throat and obesity.
In some cases, both snoring and sleep apnea can be alleviated through weight loss. The good news is that nearly everyone who suffers from sleep apnea can be helped through some form of treatment. The first step is getting an accurate diagnosis. Sleep medicine is covered by Medicare and most commercial insurance plans.
The Sleep Disorders Center at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center diagnoses and treats people over age 18. Talk to your doctor or call the Sleep Disorder Center at (281) 338-3666 to make an appointment with a sleep medicine specialist. Sleep studies are conducted 7 nights a week from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Some of the most common sleep disorders we diagnose and treat include:
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleep)
- Sleep paralysis
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement
- Restless leg syndrome
- Shift work sleep disorder
- Bruxism (involuntary grinding of teeth)
- Nocturia (need to constantly wake and use the restroom)
Testing and Treatment
The Sleep Disorders Center at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center provides complete diagnostic sleep studies, monitoring of oxygen saturation, carbon dioxide levels, sleep state, sleep quality, and the measuring of sleep parameters to determine the appropriate amount of oxygen required during sleep.
Patients with chronic lung disease, neuromuscular disease and other illnesses that might have weakened the respiratory muscles might need assisted ventilation during sleep. We can determine the accurate ventilator settings these patients need through screening studies.
Patients can expect a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere that uses advanced technology followed by detailed diagnostic reports and recommendations for follow-up treatment.
Each room is equipped with a bed, bathroom, personal phone, television, individual climate control and adjustable lighting. The goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of comfort, as well as top-quality service, in an efficient and professional setting. Our staff is specially trained in the care and testing of sleep disorders.
The Sleep Disorders Center
500 Medical Center Blvd.
Webster, Texas 77598