More than 25 percent of adults have complaints about the quality of their sleep,
with sleep disorders ranging from annoying to dangerous. Once detected, most sleep disorders can be corrected, so don’t wait if you are experiencing serious problems with your sleep.
San Antonio Sleep Centers
If you have ever had a hard day due to a sleepless night, you know how frustrating and difficult it can make your life. We know how important it is to get sleep, and we can work with you to improve the quality of yours.
Because sleep disorders do not occur during the day, they are difficult to diagnose. That is why Baptist offers sleep studies in order to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
Symptoms of sleep disorders include:
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Falling asleep at inappropriate times like driving a vehicle or in a work meeting
Nighttime chest pain
High blood pressure
For most people, lack of sleep is annoying. For some, sleep problems can be dangerous or even deadly.
Consider the following facts about sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder.
Is associated with strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias and even sudden death
Sleep Apnea Is more common than asthma
Sleep Apnea Is estimated to cause more than 38,000 cardiovascular deaths
Makes people seven times more likely to have automobile accidents
Once detected, most sleep disorders can be corrected, so don’t wait until it’s too late to get help.
A sleep study (polysomnography) tests bodily functions during sleep. It is a non-invasive and painless way to measure brain waves, eye movement, sleep stages, airflow (nose and mouth), heart rate, chin and leg muscle activity, abdominal and chest wall movement and oxygen saturation.
Depending on the nature of your sleep disorder, you may need one or two nights of polysomnography (sleep study) done on an outpatient basis in a private bedroom at one of our San Antonio sleep centers. Trained technicians using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment will monitor you from a separate control room for the duration of the study. The sleep doctors and staff attempt to make the environment as comfortable as possible.
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