Nearly 70 million people in the United States struggle with sleep disorders. At Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic in Southlake, Texas, sleep disorder specialist, Asher Imam, DO, is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating a variety of sleep disorders. Our sleep lab is certified with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To schedule a consultation for suspected sleep disorders, call Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic today.
Our sleep lab is certified with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Sleep disorder describes any condition that impacts the way you sleep and your sleep habits. At Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic, the medical team diagnoses and treats a variety of common sleep disorders including:
The providers also treat sleep disruption that’s common with shift work for those who work irregular hours and can’t regulate their sleep patterns.
There are several different techniques that the Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic medical team uses to confirm the underlying cause of sleep disruption. To diagnose a variety of sleep disorders, the providers take time to review your personal and family medical history, your lifestyle, and other factors that influence sleep.
Your sleep disorder specialist may suggest keeping a diary of your daytime and nighttime habits, noting periods when you feel sleepy, or are experiencing episodes of waking during the night.
An overnight sleep study (polysomnogram) is a standard type of test for diagnosing a sleep disorder and the Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic works in conjunction with Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine sleep lab for these studies. A study involves sleeping in the clinic while technicians monitor your body’s activity throughout the night, including movements, heart rate, breathing patterns, oxygen, etc.
Your provider may also recommend:
Multiple sleep latency test is a full-day test that involves scheduled naps and several breaks to measure how quickly you can fall asleep during the day. This test helps diagnose conditions like hypersomnia and narcolepsy.
Maintenance of wakefulness test measures how alert you are throughout the day after you start treatment for a sleep disorder to assess how well your therapy is working.
The team at Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic works closely with you to improve your routine sleep habits through lifestyle and dietary changes. You may also benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy to help you reduce anxiety and stress to make it easier for you to sleep.
Because multiple factors contribute to sleep disorders, the Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic medical team customizes your care plan to your specific needs. They continue to monitor your overall health and ability to get good quality sleep over time to prevent additional health complications.
To schedule a consultation at Southlake Neurology & Neurophysiology Clinic to discuss a sleep disorder, call the office to book an appointment today.