Sleep Disorders We Treat – Denton, TX
Treating Sleep Challenges with Personalized Care
Our experienced team has helped thousands of people in Denton and the DFW area address a wide range of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, narcolepsy, and more. We offer both in-person and telesleep consultations as well as non-surgical treatment options that can have a lasting impression on your quality of life and rest.
An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from the effects of obstructive sleep apnea - the most common type of sleep apnea - which causes episodes of being unable to breathe for 10 or more seconds due to blocked airways. About 80% of those cases are estimated to remain undiagnosed, which could lead to dangerous health complications down the road. Our team tests for obstructive sleep apnea as well as diagnoses and treats the problem to improve overall future health.
Despite snoring signifying for many people that they have sleep apnea, just because you snore doesn’t mean that you have a sleeping condition and vice versa. When the soft tissues within the mouth become too relaxed and vibrate while you breathe, it affects airflow and causes the loud noise we know as a snore to occur. We offer various treatment options to minimize this issue and allow for you and your partner to have a more restful, quiet night of sleep.
An estimated one in four people in the United States struggles with insomnia, which is the inability to stay or fall asleep. Whether having difficulty with short-term or chronic insomnia, people with this disorder often struggle both personally and professionally. Fortunately, our team of sleep doctors in Denton and our licensed psychologist will work to unravel the causes of your insomnia so it can be treated and you can get the rest you need.
Using the bathroom frequently throughout the night isn’t always directly linked to drinking excessive amounts of liquids before bed. Instead, it may be a result of nocturia, which is estimated to impact more than 40 million people in the United States. Not only can this make it hard to get a full night of rest, impacting your ability to interact in both professional and personal relationships, but it can also be a frustrating disorder to navigate alone. Fortunately, our team is here to help so you can get a good night of rest.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which your legs develop an uncontrollable urge to move. Genetics and sex have been shown to impact whether you develop this problem, and it can worsen with age, becoming more uncomfortable over time. Fortunately, our team at Star Sleep & Wellness in Denton offers effective solutions by evaluating your medical history and analyzing your sleep study. After a formal diagnosis, we’ll personally design an answer to your RLS that’s right for you.
Some examples of parasomnias include sleep, night terrors, and sleepwalking. These are classified as unusual behaviors that occur before, during, or just before waking from sleeping. They often can develop as a result of stress, depression, taking certain medications, irregular sleep schedules, or insomnia. Our team will work with you to identify the root cause of your parasomnia and make a plan to address these disruptions to your sleep.
Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Irregular and overnight working shifts can lead to the development of insomnia or chronic fatigue, ultimately affecting cognitive brain function and negatively impacting your personal and professional performance. In addition, it can increase the risk of drowsy driving, which can lead to dangerous and even fatal consequences. Lifestyle changes may be required to ensure safety, improved quality of life, and a restful night of sleep.
It’s believed that about 200,000 people in the United States have narcolepsy. It’s not as common as sleep apnea or insomnia, but it can result in some of the same problems these disorders do, like chronic fatigue. This fatigue occurs often when you least expect it because of sudden entrance into the REM cycle. This inability to stay alert and awake throughout the day can impact work as well as social relationships.
REM Sleep Behavioral Disorder
Patients with REM sleep behavioral disorder don’t stay still as they complete their normal sleep cycle, instead, they will speak out or move while dreaming, creating a challenging and unsafe environment for their partner who shares their bed. It’s more commonly diagnosed in patients with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease as well as men than women.
Your circadian rhythm is the key to ensuring a restful night of sleep and good overall health. When the body and brain have difficulty distinguishing between day and night, it can disrupt this rhythm, leading to moodiness, unawareness, and impacting your functionality. This desynchronization can deeply affect wellbeing, ultimately requiring treatment from our sleep experts in Denton to correct sleep patterns.