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Center for Sleep Disorders at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton

The Center for Sleep Disorders at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

The center provides a comfortable environment in which to observe the sleeping patterns of a patient. The center allows our personnel to monitor, assess and properly diagnose the patient, all in a home-like environment, offering queen-sized beds, full baths with showers and a furnished room with a television.

Symptoms of a sleep disorder include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness when you are getting adequate sleep
  • Loud snoring
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Reduced memory and concentration
  • Sore throats or headaches in the morning
  • Excessive sweating at night
  • Workplace or car accidents

Common sleep disorders:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or more during sleep.
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) affects the obese and is characterized by very shallow breathing for long periods of time.
  • Periodic Limb Movements consists of repeated sporadic, jerky movements of the arms and legs that prevent entering deeper stages of sleep.
  • Restless Legs is characterized by a crawling sensation in the legs with the feeling that they must be moved.
  • Narcolepsy is a disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep.
  • REM Behavior Disorder is usually seen in middle-aged and older men and occurs during REM sleep. The REM sleep stage is characterized by vivid dreams and temporary paralysis. The REM Behavior Disorder patient does not experience paralysis and consequently acts out dramatic/violent dreams.
  • Chronic Insomnia occurs when a person has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep and no other disorders are present.

The center offers a variety of services to accurately monitor and treat patients. Tests like Polysomnograms (PSG), which diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), a daytime examination to diagnose narcolepsy.

Also offered is a Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT), a daytime test often given to people with high-risk jobs (e.g. airline pilots, truck drivers) to determine if they can stay awake in a quiet environment.

For more information, call 940-898-7010.

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