One in four people have a sleep disorder, and some sleep disorders can be life-threatening. At Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, individuals can undergo testing in the Sleep Diagnostic Center.
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Sleep disorders are treatable when diagnosed, so there is hope for those who sleep poorly, snore loudly and/or are tired during the day.
The Sleep Diagnostic Center is committed to helping you live a restful and balanced life. Our team of board-certified physicians and skilled staff combines academic-based expertise with cutting-edge technology to provide the most advanced comprehensive sleep medicine care in the area.
Our physicians collaborate with specialists in the fields of pulmonary, cardiology, neurology, and ear, nose and throat to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with general and complex sleep disorders. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of:
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Restless leg syndrome
Periodic limb movement disorder
Parasomnias (nighmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, confusional arousals)
What are sleep disorders? Sleep disorders can disrupt the amount and quality of sleep a person receives. They can be caused by a number of things, including stress at home or work, or a sudden change in daily schedule or other physical factors.
The impact of sleep disorders extends far beyond a person's actual sleep time. The lack of good quality sleep can limit how well a person functions physically, mentally and emotionally, and can affect his or her health, work, relationships and safety. In fact, sleep disorders can be fatal if left untreated.
There are nearly 100 different known sleep disorders, each with different symptoms. Many can be treated with the help of highly trained healthcare professionals.
What happens on my first visit to the Sleep Diagnostic Center? The Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Center is designed to help people discover the cause of their sleeplessness and determine the most effective treatment options available to them.
The first visit to the center is a consultation appointment (which may require a referral from a primary-care physician before scheduling an appointment). Our staff will gather sleep and medical history information. Bed partners are encouraged to share any symptoms or behaviors they have noticed, which can be very helpful to physicians when diagnosing a disorder.
All information will be reviewed with you, and a staff physician will determine if a sleep test is needed.
What if I need sleep testing? The Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Center provides comfortable, quiet and relaxing private sleeping suites featuring sophisticated equipment for monitoring sleep stages, breathing patterns, heart activity, blood oxygen levels and body movements.
If a sleep test (sometimes called a sleep study) is required, you will be scheduled during your normal sleeping period to undergo testing in the center. You may also be asked to stay for additional testing and evaluation. Each suite has a comfortable, queen-size bed, flat-screen TV, radio and private restroom - all the conveniences of being at home.
What if I have a sleep disorder? Most sleep disorders can be effectively treated. The specialists at the Sleep Diagnostic Center will evaluate test results and treatment recommendations will be discussed with you and your primary-care physician for long-term care.
How do I learn more? The Texas Health Southwest Sleep Diagnostic Center is located on the hospital campus at 6100 Harris Parkway, 4th floor, Tower 1. To find out more about how the center may assist you, call 1-800-231-8854.