6800 IH 10 West, San Antonio, Texas 78201
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An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from wakefulness that hinders their daily functioning and adversely affects their health. Cumulative, long-term impact can lead to increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke. These health issues can then lead to others that can further affect quality of life and longevity.
The Center for Sleep at Methodist Texsan Hospital:
- Serving San Antonio, the Hill County, South Texas
- Brand new center on the 1st floor of Heart Plaza One office building – next door to the hospital
- Currently using sleep-by-number beds; 6 in new center
- In our Continuum of Care Program, we provide patients with instructions and guidance throughout the process with follow-up support
- We interface directly with physicians’ offices, visiting them and providing all materials to ensure consistency
- Offering Home Sleep Studies through Vital Sleep™— - ‘To-Your-Home’ delivery and pick-up
What Should I Expect?
When an individual is living with such extreme wakefulness, his physician will typically seek conclusive evidence of a sleep disorder. These could include sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and parasomnias. Needed evidence is collected through a sleep study: a non-invasive, overnight exam conducted while a person sleeps. Through attached electrodes, brain activity and body functions—including eye movements, body positions, heart rates and rhythms, blood pressure levels, and oxygen saturation levels—are captured by a computer and observed by technicians in a nearby lab. Following the sleep study, a physician certified in Sleep Medicine interprets the computer’s recordings and issues a report that is sent to the subject’s referring physician.
Recently, The Center for Sleep at Methodist Texan Hospital expanded from two to four beds in a move from the second floor of the hospital into the medical office building next door. The specially designed and newly constructed space is on the ground floor of Heart Plaza One, offering easy access for all patients from the surface parking lot in front. This is nice for the 8:00 PM arrival time and early morning departure the next day. The four separate study labs look like quality hotel rooms, with lovely furnishings and sleep-numbered beds.
The real distinction of The Center for Sleep at Methodist Texsan Hospital is its Continuum of Care Program in which sleep professionals provide patients with instructions and guidance throughout the process, with follow-up support. The Center for Sleep staff interfaces directly with physician offices, personally visiting them and providing all materials to ensure a consistent experience. For individuals unable to physically visit The Center for Sleep at Methodist Texsan Hospital, home sleep studies through VitalSleep™ are offered with ‘To-Your-Home’ delivery and pick-up.
What Happens After a Sleep Study?
The sleep study will come to an end in the early morning hours. Data collected during the night will be review by a physician and the physician will contact the patient in the coming weeks to discuss results and the best course of treatment. Care plans vary to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. Talk to your doctor today about scheduling a sleep study at The Center for Sleep at Methodist Texsan Hospital.
Methodist Healthcare, recognized as the region’s most preferred provider, offers sleep centers affiliated with four of its acute-care hospitals. Located in central, downtown, and near central/northwest quadrants of San Antonio, and in Jourdanton, the Sleep Centers of Methodist Healthcare serve the people of Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, and Atascosa counties, as well as South Texas. Each of the four centers provides the environment, technology, and trained medical experts essential in conducting sleep studies to provide accurate assessments that help physicians determine treatment plans for their patients. Following is information on Sleep Studies and on the Sleep Centers of Methodist Healthcare.
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is a non-invasive, overnight exam conducted while a person sleeps. It monitors brain activity and body functions, including eye movements, body positions, heart rates and rhythms, blood pressure levels, and oxygen saturation levels.
Why is a Sleep Study Conducted?
An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from wakefulness that hinders daily functions and adversely affects their health.
Cumulative, long-term effects can lead to increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke. These health issues can lead to others that affect quality of life and longevity.
When is a Sleep Study Conducted?
A sleep study is conducted when a physician needs more conclusive evidence that a person has a sleep disorder. Among such disorders are sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and parasomnias.
How is a Sleep Study Conducted?
A person stays overnight in a sleep lab – typically located in a hospital or adjacent building. The lab is set up like a hotel room with a bed. Sleep technicians are onsite in a nearby monitoring room.
Arrival time is around 8 p.m. Soon after arrival, and before the subject retires for the night, a technician attaches small sensors with thin wires to the scalp and ‘belts’ with sensors to the chest and abdominal areas.
These sensors detect activity in the brain and body (e.g., respiration, heart rate) and then transmit this activity to a computer that continuously records the activity while the subject is sleeping.
The test is called a ‘polysomnography’. It typically ends between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. the next morning when the technician removes the sensors and the patient leaves the lab.
A physician certified in Sleep Medicine interprets the computer’s recordings and issues a report that is sent to the subject’s referring physician.