Sleep center in Round Rock, Texas
A good night's rest is important to our overall well-being. When we don't get enough sleep, we can feel restless, irritable and even experience health complications if the problem persists for a long period of time.
At the Center for Sleep Medicine at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, our sleep specialists are here to help determine the cause of your sleep disruptions. We use advanced technology and equipment to allow physicians increased accuracy in their diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sleep disorders.
For more information about our sleep center, call our Center for Sleep Medicine at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center at (512) 341-6166.
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 talking while asleep
- 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 leads individuals to wake frequently throughout the night, but 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 disorder
To accurately diagnose sleep conditions, we perform overnight sleep studies. During your sleep study, you will spend the night in a private room at our facility. Before you fall asleep, a sleep specialist will set up monitoring devices to track your brainwaves, heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep phases. When you wake the next day, the specialists will remove the monitoring devices, and you will be able to resume your daily 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