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Sleep Center

Sleep Disorder Treatment at Medical City Dallas Hospital

Sleep is as vital to good health, mental stability and safety, as are exercise and nutrition. The average person spends nearly 30 percent of his or her life sleeping, yet a recent National Sleep Foundation poll found that 60 percent of American adults experience sleep problems. However few recognize the importance of adequate rest or are aware of the effective treatments that now exist to treat problems ranging from narcolepsy, to insomnia and teeth grinding. That’s where we come in.

Our facilities include state-of-the-art rooms that re-create a hotel or home environment. Our patients rest assured knowing that we have highly qualified and caring staff on hand to perform tests, and afterward, board certified sleep medicine physicians assist patients.

The Medical City Sleep Center is the only accredited center in Dallas that specializes in treating sleep disorders in both children and adults.

The Medical City Sleep Center offers comprehensive sleep medicine services for patients who suffer from a wide array of sleep disorders that may include:

  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Work-Shift Change Syndrome
  • Sleepwalking
  • Nocturnal seizures
  • Poor sleep
  • Jet lag
  • Night terrors

Diagnostic Testing

We spend every waking moment studying sleep.

Polysomnogram (PSG)
Overnight sleep studies are performed onsite in our state-of-the-art Sleep Center. All our rooms are comfortable and private. Sleep studies monitor brain waves, breathing patterns, oxygen levels, heart rate and leg movements to determine why you’re not getting a good night’s sleep.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
A MSLT evaluates patients who are excessively sleepy in the daytime, such as those with narcolepsy. This day-long test comprised of 5 timed naps is performed following an overnight PSG.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
CPAP is a highly effective way used to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Patients must previously have had a diagnostic PSG showing evidence of sleep apnea to meet criteria for this treatment. During this overnight test, the amount of pressure delivered to the airway through a small mask is gradually increased while you sleep to determine the most effective treatment level to eliminate your snoring and apnea.

Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
BiPAP is used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders. BiPAP levels are monitored and customized to each patient’s needs during the course of an overnight sleep study. Patients must meet certain specific criteria to be eligible for this treatment.