Sleep Disorders We Treat – Irving, TX
Rest Easier with Personalized Sleep Disorder Treatment
Our team of specialists at Star Sleep & Wellness in Irving has helped thousands of people in Irving and the greater DFW area treat their sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, and more. We’re flexible and try to make the process as stress-free as possible, which is why we offer both in-person and telesleep consultations as well as non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options that can have a long-lasting impact on your quality of life. Keep reading below to learn about some of the sleep disorders we treat in Irving.
About 22 million Americans suffer from symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is the most commonly diagnosed type that causes cessation of breathing periodically as you sleep. A whopping 80% of those cases are estimated to be undiagnosed, and therefore, untreated, leading to a higher risk of dangerous health complications like heart disease. Our team tests for OSA as well as diagnoses and treats the condition to improve our patients’ overall wellbeing.
While snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, just because you snore doesn’t mean that you have a sleeping condition. When soft tissues in your mouth get relaxed, they vibrate as you breathe, affecting airflow and causing the dreaded loud noise that can wake up your partner and others in your household. We offer various snoring treatment options, like customized oral appliances, to help make your night of rest more peaceful.
It’s estimated that one in four people in the nation struggle with insomnia, which is a condition that makes you unable to stay or fall asleep. In some cases, insomnia can be short-term and in others, long-term—regardless of whether your condition is chronic or not, it can have a devastating impact on your personal and professional life. Fortunately, our team of sleep doctors in Irving, as well as our licensed psychologist, can work with you to find the causes of your insomnia to treat it.
While using the restroom frequently throughout the night can be linked to drinking excessive amounts of liquids before going to bed, in some cases, it can be a result of a condition known as nocturia. Nocturia is estimated to impact over 40 million people in the United States, making it difficult to get a consistent night of full rest and impacting function the next day. Our team is here to help you curve your urges and allow you to get a good night of rest.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) has been shown to be linked to both genetics and sex, and it can worsen with age. It’s the uncontrollable urge to move your legs, becoming more uncomfortable and life-affecting with time. Fortunately, our team at Star Sleep & Wellness in Irving offers personalized solutions based on your medical history and sleep study results to find an answer to your RLS that’s right for you.
If you experience night terrors and sleepwalking, these are just a couple examples of parasomnias, which are unusual behaviors that occur before or during sleep, or just before waking. They can often develop from underlying feelings, like stress and depression, or they can occur due to medications, irregular sleep schedules, or insomnia. Our team will work with you to identify the root causes of your parasomnia and make a plan to address them so you can rest more easily.
Shift Work Sleep Disorder
People who work overnight may notice the development of sleeping disorders like insomnia and chronic fatigue, impacting not only their brain function, but also their personal and professional lives. It can also increase the risk of drowsy driving, which can have devastating consequences. Our team can guide you on how to make necessary lifestyle changes for your safety and to improve your quality of life.
An estimated 200,000 people in the United States have narcolepsy, which is a condition in which fatigue occurs when you least expect it, leading your brain into the REM cycle at any given moment. As a result, you don’t have the ability to stay alert and awake throughout the day. While this disorder is not as common as sleep apnea or insomnia, it can result in the same issues that these other conditions do, like chronic fatigue that can deeply impact your social relationships and life.
REM Sleep Behavioral Disorder
REM sleep behavioral disorder is more commonly diagnosed in patients with neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, as well as men than women. It causes patients to not remain still as they sleep. Instead, they may speak, move while they dream, and do other activities and actions that may create a challenging and unsafe environment for their partner and family.
Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that tune-in to your body’s internal clock, helping you carry out important functions throughout the day. One of the body’s most important circadian rhythms is the sleep-wake cycle, which is influenced by environmental traits, like light. When your body has difficulty distinguishing between day and night, it can disrupt this cycle and cause moodiness, unawareness, and impact your day-to-day function. Fortunately, our sleep experts in Irving can help correct these patterns and improve your life quality.