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Sleep Center

Sleep Center

A good morning begins with a better nights sleep.

The Sleep Center at St. Joseph Medical Center helps adults who are suffering from sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, narcolepsy, involuntary limb movements, and others.

Sleep Center

Sleep Center  I  Webster
500 N. Kobayashi Rd. I Suite A
Webster, TX 77598
281-724-8331

If you are concerned about the quality of your sleep, ask your primary care physician for a referral.  If you do not have a primary care physician, please call 281-724-8331.

    The Sleep Center at St. Joseph Medical Center

    The Sleep Center at St. Joseph Medical Center state-of-the-art on two fronts:

    1. Patient-monitoring equipment is the latest on the market
    2. Room amenities are equal to many five-star hotels

    Patients coming for a sleep study at St. Joseph Medical Center will receive a thorough diagnostic work-up to identify the source of their sleep problems. This evaluation is the first step to an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for your problem. A polysomnograph, which requires an overnight stay in a sleep laboratory, collects data on the electrical activity of the heart and brain, and muscle activity of the patient. Data is collected by a certified technician, read by a board certified physician, and provided to the patient’s primary care physician.

     

    The Dangers of Sleep Disorders:

    What many people don’t know is that sleep disorders can eventually result in much more serious conditions and health risks. Sleep disorders have been linked to the following:

    •  High blood pressure
    •  Respiratory failure
    •  Obesity
    •  Impotence
    •  Strokes
    •  Fatal heart attacks
    •  Motor vehicle accidents

     

    Facts about Sleep Disorders

    •  35 million Americans have sleep disorders
    •  70,000 premature and preventable deaths occur each year as a result of sleep disorders
    • 200,000 sleep-related auto accidents occur each year
    • 95% of individuals suffering with a sleep disorder are undiagnosed

     


    What to Expect

    St. Joseph's Sleep Center

    In the case of obstructive sleep apnea, a two-night study may be ordered to record the patient’s sleep quality on the first night and then try to treat any airway obstruction on the second night.

    At St. Joseph Medical Center, studies are prescribed by the patient’s primary care physician. A patient checks in to the Center for Sleep Disorders around 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and checks out the following morning around 6 a.m., without missing a day of work. Daytime sleep studies are available for patients who work nights.

    Each room is equipped with:

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Lounge chairs
    • Sofas
    • Queen or king sized bed
    • Private bathrooms
    • Immediate access to hospital personnel

    Referral Required A physician referral is required for Sleep Center services.

    Resources

    Woman sleeping
    Are You Sleeping in the Right Position
    Did you know you can actually improve your health while you sleep? It’s true. A good night’s sleep is essential to achieving overall physical and emotional health. Millions of Americans suffer from some form of a sleeping disorder that can negatively impact their life so finding the right sleep position is important.
    Man falling asleep at the table
    Are You Getting the Right Sleep?
    Over 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, more than 60 percent of them chronic, with many of the cases going undiagnosed. Mostly impacting middle-aged people, especially men, sleep disorders add about $16 billion to national health care costs.

    Conditions We Treat

    • Obstructive sleep apnea (the upper airway collapses during sleep and airflow is obstructed)
    • Insomnia (chronic inability to sleep)
    • Narcolepsy (sudden and uncontrollable deep sleep)
    • Restless leg syndrome (involuntary movement)
    • Other sleep related issues

    Treatments

    • A range of sleep studies