Sleep disorder treatment

More than 70 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders are medical conditions, often related to a neurological condition, which regularly disrupt normal sleep. Serious health issues can result from not getting good sleep, including high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity, which in turn increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood’s Sleep Center of Excellence offers comprehensive services by physicians board-certified in sleep medicine to patients suffering from a range of sleep disorders, including:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Parasomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep/wake rhythm disorders
  • Night terrors

Sleep study at HCA Houston Kingwood

A sleep study, also known as polysomnography (PSG), is a way for sleep medicine specialists to diagnose sleep disorders. During the study, a sleep doctor measures your sleep cycles and stages by observing the patients’ breathing, blood oxygen level, heart rate, and arm/leg movements as they sleep.

While not all sleep studies require an overnight stay, but when you treatment does call for you to spend the night in the Sleep Center for Excellence, the team ensures patients feel comfortable, secure and in control of their environment. That is why we purposely designed our sleep center to make you feel like you are at home, with features including:

  • Private room
  • Private bathroom
  • Personal phone
  • Television
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Individual climate control

How are patients referred to the sleep center?

Your primary care physician can refer you to the Sleep Center of Excellence for a comprehensive consultation. This evaluation determines whether patients are scheduled overnight for further testing, although your primary care physician may also request day or nighttime tests be performed. All tests are performed on an outpatient basis.

Most insurance companies cover sleep disorder testing, but pre-authorization may be required. We will verify coverage and applicable fees before scheduling any overnight tests or procedures.

Physician referrals can be made by calling (281) 348-8281.

Sleep disorders at HCA Houston 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.

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