Texas Multi-Specialty Group
Pulmonologists, Allergists, & Sleep Medicine Doctors located in Houston, TX & Cypress, TX
Feeling very sleepy during the day and having trouble falling asleep at night are common signs of a sleep disorder. The team at Texas Multi-Specialty Group, provides comprehensive diagnosis and care for all types of sleep disorders. As a one-stop-shop for sleep consultations, sleep testing, and treatments, their goal is to give you a good night’s sleep. Call one of the convenient locations in Cypress and Houston, Texas, or book your consultation online today.
Sleep Disorders Q & A
What are the types of sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders come in many different forms. Some of the most common ones are:
Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder. This condition makes it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or makes you wake up in the middle of the night.
Narcolepsy is a long-term disorder affecting your sleep-wake cycle. The condition may make you feel extremely sleepy during the day and disturb your sleep at night.
Parasomnias is a disruptive type of sleep disorder. With this condition, you might sleepwalk, have brief moments of sleep paralysis, or experience night terrors, a kind of nightmare that’s so frightening it makes you wake up.
Snoring is a common condition caused by a blocked airway. Snoring also can be a warning sign of an underlying sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder. You may stop breathing for 10 seconds or more with sleep apnea.
How do I know whether I have a sleep disorder?
You can expect your sleep specialist at Texas Multi-Specialty Group, to review your medical history. They ask you for details about your sleeping difficulties and perform a physical exam.
Depending on what your sleep specialist finds, they may recommend a sleep study. A sleep study is a tool to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea. Texas Multi-Specialty Group offers convenient at-home sleep studies, where you use a small portable machine to monitor and record data about your body as you sleep. The device is around the size of a telephone handset.
The device gathers information about your sleep patterns, breathing, and other data. Your sleep specialist at Texas Multi-Specialty Group, then reviews the data to determine the best treatment plan for your sleep disorder.
How are sleep disorders treated?
Your sleep specialist at Texas Multi-Specialty Group may recommend a breathing device to wear as you sleep. They may suggest a:
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device
- Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) device
- Automatic continuous positive airway pressure (AutoCPAP) device
These all work a little differently. A CPAP delivers a continuous flow of the same amount of air, while a BiPAP and AutoCPAP adjust the airflow as you inhale and exhale. Your sleep specialist walks you through what to expect from your device.
If you’re ready for a good night’s sleep, trust the sleep experts at Texas Multi-Specialty Group. Call or schedule a consultation online today to discuss your sleep disorder.