Help for Insomnia, Sleep Apnea
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers sleep insufficiency a major public health problem. People nodding off while performing daily tasks has been linked to motor vehicle crashes, medical errors and industrial disasters. People who do not get sufficient sleep are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, depression and obesity, as well as cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity. Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea are two major culprits, according to the CDC. Between 50 and 70 million US adults are believed to have a sleep or wakefulness disorder.
Getting Evaluated for a Sleep Disorder
If you are having trouble getting restful sleep, the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwest Texas Healthcare System can help. Our physicians focus on diagnosing and treating sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and other conditions. In many cases, after an initial consultation, you will be asked to stay overnight at the sleep center to help physicians diagnose your condition and recommend a plan of treatment. During the overnight stay, clinicians monitor sleep patterns, heart rate, breathing, muscle movement, brain waves and oxygen levels.
Pediatric Sleep Studies
We offer services for children and adolescents age two to 17. A pediatrician may order a sleep study for tonsillectomies, and a study may be appropriate for those not sleeping comfortably at night or for those who snore.
Sleep Disorders Center
First floor of WHA building, next door to Northwest Texas Healthcare System
1301 S. Coulter, Suite 110
Amarillo, TX 79106
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sleep Center Hours: Monday - Saturday from 7:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Sleep studies are conducted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights beginning at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Occasional Thursday and Friday appointments are available based on demand.
To schedule an appointment at the Sleep Disorders Center, please call 806-354-1701.
For general information or questions, call 806-351-7013.