Treatments for sleep disorders range from behavioral therapy to surgical and nonsurgical options. The experienced sleep specialists at Memorial Hermann evaluate each referred patient, a process which may or may not include a sleep study, and they provide a recommendation for treatment based on each patient’s specific needs.
Sleep disorder treatment options at Memorial Hermann include, but are not limited to, the following:
At Memorial Hermann, we offer several therapies to treat sleep apnea utilizing positive airway pressure (PAP) devices. The most common types of PAP devices are:
CPAP uses constant air pressure to blow air into your nose at night, preventing the airway from collapsing (obstructive sleep apnea).
BIPAP devices deliver two levels of pressure during sleep: a lower pressure during exhalation and a higher pressure during inhalation.
Th APAP device automatically provides variable air pressure throughout the night.
BIPAP Auto delivers different air pressure levels throughout the night.
Sleep apnea surgery is an option if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and found that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy was not effective or could not be tolerated. The type of surgery recommended will be based on an evaluation of your specific condition and symptoms.
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If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic insomnia, the first, and potentially most impactful course of treatment may be cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi). For adults and children, CBTi can be just as, if not more effective than commonly prescribed sleep medications.
If you or a loved one are showing signs of a sleep disorder, there are many effective surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available.
To find out more about sleep disorders, to make an appointment with a sleep specialist, or to find out more about scheduling a sleep study, call (713) 222-CARE or fill out the form below.