Neurology & Sleep Medicine in San Antonio
Promoting Your Health through Sound Sleep
Good sleep is essential for physical and emotional health. When you don’t
get enough sleep, or your sleep is poor-quality, it can lead to chronic
fatigue, inability to focus, irritation, and other problems that can interfere
with your quality of life. Sleep disorders are even associated with a
number of medical problems, including heart disease, stroke, obesity,
depression, irregular heartbeat, headaches, memory loss, ADD, and more.
If you are experiencing sleep issues, speak to your physician about being
referred for a sleep evaluation. The friendly and courteous staff at Nix
Sleep Center can help arrange any necessary testing. Our medical practitioners
are trained and experienced in treating sleep problems in all ages.
What are the Symptoms of Sleep Disorders?
Sleep disorders manifest themselves in a variety of ways that differ slightly
between adults and children. Common symptoms of sleep disorders for adults include:
- Persistent, loud snoring
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Choking or coughing at night
- Daytime sleepiness
- Chronic insomnia
- Irritability or depression
- Frequent urination at night
- Diminished interest in sex
- Leg kicking or restlessness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Morning headaches
- Night sweats
- Excessive use of sleep aides
Children with sleep problems may experience similar symptoms, as well as
other signs like bedwetting, cognitive and behavioral problems, frequent
nightmares, sleep walking, and respiratory pauses. If you or your child
is experiencing poor sleep or any of the above symptoms, Nix Health can
help you by testing your sleep quality and recommending treatment.
How is Sleep Quality Tested?
Sleep tests are painless and non-invasive. They monitor brain and heart
activity, breathing, and leg movements while you sleep in a comfortable,
home-like environment. Nix Sleep Centers provide comfortable settings
in two convenient locations in San Antonio. A tour of the sleep center
before your visit may put you at ease and make your study more pleasant
and productive. Parents stay with their children during this overnight
visit. Toys and movies are available for your child’s entertainment,
and parents are encouraged to bring the child’s favorite stuffed
animal, blanket or treat. Cribs and bed rails are available.
Depending on their findings, our San Antonio neurology & sleep medicine
specialists will recommend a treatment plan to address your sleep disorder
needs. To learn more about our neurology and sleep disorder services,
contact Nix Health today.