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Sleep Centers

sleep disorder

The Methodist Healthcare Sleep Centers in San Antonio conduct a variety of diagnostic tests using the latest medical technology to assist physicians in the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome and sleepwalking.

Our goal is to restore quality of life to those suffering from sleep disorders. Answering some simple questions can determine if you are a candidate for a sleep study. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact your medical provider to request a referral for a sleep study at one of our Sleep Center locations near either the South Texas Medical Center, Downtown San Antonio or Live Oak.

STOP Test:

Answer the following questions to find out if you are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

YES / NO | (Snore) Have you been told that you snore?
YES / NO | (Tired) Are you often tired during the day?
YES / NO | (Obstruction) Has anyone told you that you stop breathing while you are asleep?
YES / NO | (Pressure) Do you have high blood pressure or on blood pressure medication?

If you answered YES to two or more questions on the STOP portion you are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It is recommended that you contact your primary care provider to discuss a possible sleep disorder.


BANG Test:

To find out if you are at moderate to severe risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, complete the questions below.

YES / NO | (BMI) Is your body mass index greater than 28?
YES / NO | (Age) Are you 50 years old or older?
YES / NO | (Neck) Is your circumference greater than 17 inches (male), or 16 inches (female)?
YES / NO | (Gender) Are you a male?

The more questions you answer YES to on the BANG portion, the greater your risk of having moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.



Do you experience inadequate or poor-quality sleep? Do you think you may be suffering from insomnia? The Methodist Healthcare Sleep Centers can help.

If you are experiencing constant difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or feel you don't receive quality rest and it is affecting your energy during the day, your memory, your personality or your attitude, you may be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is not a disease. Rather, Insomnia is often the result of behavior or a symptom of an underlying physical or mental problem such as depression or anxiety.

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Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by the tendency to suddenly, uncontrollably fall asleep at any time. It is caused by your brain's inability to enforce normal sleep patterns and is considered a neurological disorder. Unexpected episodes of narcolepsy can be very dangerous. But, the Methodist Healthcare Sleep Centers can help.

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when breathing stops for brief periods of time while a person is sleeping. Symptoms of sleep apnea include very loud snoring, long pauses of interrupted breathing during sleep, possibly even snorting, gasping or choking during sleep. Sleep apnea can lead to a variety of additional symptoms including irritability, decreased energy, depression, weight gain and more.

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Parasomnias fall into two categories: REM and Non-REM (NREM) Disorders. REM is short for rapid eye movement. REM sleep is the most active stage of sleep, the part of sleep when most dreams and nightmares occur. During REM sleep, our muscles become relaxed and immobile. In those with REM behavior disorders, however, the muscles do not relax and people tend to act out their dreams.

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