Sleep is an integral part of healthy living. Yet, an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders that can significantly diminish their health, safety and quality of life. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders distinguishes more than 80 different diagnostic categories of sleep disorders, most of which are marked by excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, or abnormal movements, behaviors, and sensations during sleep.
If left untreated, sleep disorders can have significant adverse consequences. Insufficient sleep is often responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related accidents. Insufficient sleep is also linked to the development of a wide range of chronic diseases, including hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, depression, dementia, and cancer.
Sleep-disordered breathing, which includes sleep apnea, is another serious threat to health. Sleep- disordered breathing is characterized by intermittent airway obstruction or pauses in breathing. Persons with untreated sleep-disordered breathing have a 2 to 4 times higher risk of heart attack and stroke. According to recent studies, sleep apnea increases the risk of dying prematurely by 46%.
Sleep Centers of Texas is an accredited independent diagnostic testing facility for sleep-related disorders. As healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in the field of sleep medicine. We strive not only to address your immediate health concerns but also to put you on the path to long-term health.
If you suspect that you might have a sleep disorder and are tired of feeling tired and unhealthy, please contact your primary care healthcare provider for an initial evaluation and referral to our sleep clinic for diagnostic testing. For those patients diagnosed with sleep apnea, we also sell the PAP devices and related accessories and supplies for PAP therapy.
We look forward to working with you to address your sleep-related health concerns and we appreciate the opportunity to help you achieve a good night’s sleep.