Sleep Disorders can lead to disruptions
in daytime functioning and increase the risk of cardiovascular
disease. Obstructive Sleep Apnea,
Syndrome, and Narcolepsy
are a few of the many sleep disorders that can be
disabling and lead to other medical problems.
In 1993, Dr. David Duhon established
The Sleep Disorders Center of Central Texas.
Prior to this he was the medical director of the
sleep laboratory at a large multispeciality clinic.
As a comprehensive center, The Sleep
Disorders Center of Central Texas deals with the
diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disorders.
The most common disorders are Obstructive Sleep
Apnea Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Movement
Disorder, Restless Legs Syndrome, and Insomnia.
An overnight sleep study, known
as a polysomnogram, is necessary to diagnose many
sleep disorders. During this procedure a variety
of physiological parameters are recorded (breathing
patterns, air flow, oxygen levels, eye movements,
brain waves, heart rate and rhythm, leg movements,
snoring) from electrodes attached to different parts
of the body. This data is analyzed and reviewed
by sleep specialists, who then make appropriate
recommendations to manage the condition. Follow
up visits are scheduled as required.