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Sleep Disorders

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

 
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Comprehensive Care 

The evaluation or diagnostic process includes:

  • Referral from a patient’s physician or patient self-referral
  • Prior to the appointment the patient completes a questionnaire.
  • A sleep diary may be kept for one to two weeks.  
  • If an overnight sleep study is recommended, the patient sleeps in a comfortable private bedroom.
  • After the sleep study has been completed, the recordings are scored by a registered polysomnographer and interpreted by one of the sleep center physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas.

Once the sleep disorder is identified, an individual treatment plan is developed. 

Treatments can include:

  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy for
    treatment of breathing disorders
  • Medications
  • Sleep counseling
  • Targeted therapies specific to the sleep problem

Follow Up

This is very important. Medications may need to be adjusted or if a sleep study has been done, a follow-up appointment may be scheduled to discuss the results and review treatment options.

Ongoing follow-up with a specialist on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas, when appropriate, contributes to the success of treatment. Not all patients require further follow-up. Your family physician will be sent a complete report of the findings and treatment, but if your treatment plan is not providing you a good nights rest a follow-up appointment should be made with the Sleep Center.