We can help your whole family get a good night's sleep. At Lake Pointe Sleep Center, we can diagnose and treat everything from snoring and sleep apnea to narcolepsy and insomnia. We have a board-certified sleep medicine physician and registered polysomnographers on staff. The center is the only in the local community to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Even better, our testing suites offer hotel-like comfort and the convenience of day or nighttime testing. Whatever your sleep disorder, you can rest easy knowing our goal is to find the problem and provide you with a successful treatment plan all right here. Please call 972-526-7440 to schedule your sleep consultation.
The Lake Pointe Sleep Center offers confidential day and nighttime testing of adults and children two years of age and older.
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about sleep disorder testing.
What is a polysomnogram?
A polysomnogram is a continuous recording of selected body functions during sleep. The test also records brain waves, eye movements and muscle tone, which together determine sleep stages. Heart rate and rhythm sleep movements, and snoring sound are also monitored. In patients with possible sleep apnea, breathing, oxygen level and CO2 levels are often also recorded. Additional polysomnographic measurements can be made in a patient with other suspected disorders.
Is the test painful?
No. No needles are used during this procedure. However, if you have sensitive skin, you may experience mild skin irritation as a result of the electrode paste or adhesive used to secure sensors.
Who’s in the laboratory while I am sleeping?
You will sleep in a private room, as a trained sleep technologist monitors the procedure from an adjacent room. The technologist is trained to make your stay comfortable and safe, while obtaining a high quality sleep recording.
Will I be given sleeping medication?
Most sleep studies are done without the use of sleep medications. You will be given sleep medication only if prescribed by your doctor.
Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that pauses breathing during sleep often causing disruption of sleep. It’s believed to be due to a combination of structural, neuromotor and other factors. Results of sleep apnea include difficulty awakening in the morning, morning headaches, daytime sleepiness and behavior and or academic problems.
Apnea of infancy is sleep apnea in infants. It’s defined as an unexplained episode of cessation of breathing for 20 seconds or longer, or a shorter respiratory pause associated with bradycardia, cyanosis, pallor and/or market hypotonia.
Snoring may or may not indicate a health concern in children. In many cases, individual who snore is perfectly healthy, but some snore because they suffer from sleep or breathing problems. It is recommended that all individuals who snore be screened for obstructed sleep apnea.
Insomnia refers to difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep, including waking too early in the morning. Results of insomnia include daytime sleepiness, inattention, mood disturbance and problems with concentrations and memory.
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by uncontrollable and irresistible daytime sleepiness. It involves repeated nap episodes (sleep attacks) of short duration, from 20 to 30 minutes, after which a person feels temporarily refreshed. Symptoms typically develop after puberty and its impact on an individuals’ life can be dramatic.
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a leg discomfort and urges to move the legs. Medical attention is often sought for “growing pains”. Symptoms often begin or worsen during periods of inactivity and are worse during the evening or night. Discomfort is partially or totally relieved by movement.
Sleepwalking can last from five to 20 minutes, usually happens early in sleep and can be caused by an individual not getting enough sleep.
Night terrors more traumatic than nightmare, can wake an individual and result in crying, screaming, shaking and sweating.
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