If you suspect that you have a sleep-related disorder, it is important to be evaluated by a sleep specialist. According to the Institute of Medicine, an estimated 70 million Americans, or approximately one out of every four Americans, suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. Yet in the majority of cases, the sleep disorder goes undiagnosed and untreated primarily because of a general lack of awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disorders. Call us to schedule a consultation at one of our facilities in San Antonio. A good night’s sleep may only be a phone call away.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I seek a consultation with a sleep specialist?

If you have any of the following signs and symptoms, you should consider a consultation with our sleep specialists.

  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • chronic fatigue
  • morning headaches
  • loud snoring
  • choking / gasping during sleep
  • falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • leg restlessness / jerks
  • sleep walking / talking
  • abnormal behaviors / sensations during sleep

Many individuals who have sleep-related disorders don’t know that they have a disorder because it occurs only during sleep. A family member or bed partner might be the first to notice the signs.

What happens during the initial consultation?

For the initial consultation, you will be asked to fill out a Registration Packet which includes a medical history and sleep questionnaire form. As your sleep specialist reviews your medical information with you, you will be asked to further elaborate on your sleep complaints as well as any other related conditions. Your sleep specialist will also examine your head and neck area. Based on your symptoms, medical history and the focused physical examination, an overnight sleep study, home sleep apnea test, or other diagnostic test may be further indicated.

What should I do and bring for the initial appointment?

In order to ensure that your visit goes smoothly, please:

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment for patient registration purposes.
  • Fill out the documents in your Registration Packet.
  • Bring ID and your current insurance card(s).
  • Bring list of your current medications.
  • Verify contact information for either your referring physician or primary care physician.
  • If you previously have been diagnosed with a sleep-related disorder, bring previous sleep study results and, if applicable, your CPAP device, mask, and any other equipment that you use.