Sleep center in Round Rock, Texas
At the Sleep Disorders Center at the Heart Hospital of Austin at Round Rock Medical Center, we offer a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Our secure, home-like environment was designed to help you feel as safe and comfortable as possible while we determine the cause of your sleep interruptions.
Our registered technologists and therapists use advanced, state-of-the-art equipment to monitor your sleep patterns. Additionally, the cardiologists within our cardiology department are available should your sleep disorder be connected to a heart complication.
For more information about our sleep center, call the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center at (512)-341-1000.
Sleep disorders we treat
Our sleep specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sleep disorders. These include:
- Insomnia—Insomnia is characterized by the inability to fall or remain asleep. Patients who experience insomnia typically complain of being unable to close their eyes or "rest their mind" for more than a few minutes at a time.
- Narcolepsy—Narcolepsy is marked by an uncontrollable desire for sleep, or sudden sleep attacks.
- Parasomnias—Parasomnias describe sleep disorders that cause abnormal behavior while sleeping. The behavior can occur during any stage of sleep. The most common examples of parasomnias include:
- Severe tremors
- Sleep terrors
- Sleepwalking or sleep talking
- Teeth grinding
- Periodic limb movements (PLM) and restless legs syndrome—These conditions are marked by involuntary muscle contractions of the legs or arms during sleep.
- Sleep apnea—Sleep apnea causes interruptions in breathing during sleep that can cause individuals to wake frequently throughout the night, though they may not be aware of it. Because their sleep is interrupted, they can often feel tired without being able to identify a reason why.
Diagnosing a sleep condition
Sleep studies involve staying overnight at our facility in a room specially designed to monitor your sleep. While you are asleep, we collect information about your brainwaves, heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep phases to help determine if a sleep disorder is present. When you wake the next day, you can resume all of your normal activities.
Sleep disorders at St. David's HealthCare
Sleep disorders refer to a change or disturbance in a patient’s normal sleep pattern. Sleep disorders may affect the amount of sleep and quality of sleep someone receives. Sleep timing may also be of concern in the case of disorders like narcolepsy. Sleep disorders can be linked to both medical and emotional causes.Learn about Sleep disorders