Sleep Disorders Center
Palestine Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Sleep Disorders Center
4000 South Loop 256
Palestine, Texas 75801
The hospital has operated a state-of-the-art sleep center, located at the Rehabilitation Hospital, since 1991. This is a modern two-bed facility staffed by trained polysomnographic (sleep study) technologists.
Both diagnostic and therapeutic studies are performed to find the causes and treatments of:
- Sleep apnea
- Sleep walking
- Fragmented sleep
- Daytime sleepiness
- Other sleep problems.
Take a moment to evaluate your sleep.
T or F – I feel sleepy during the day, even when I get a good night's sleep.
T or F – I get very irritable when I can't sleep.
T or F – I often wake up at night and have trouble falling back to sleep.
T or F – It usually takes me a long time to fall asleep.
T or F – I often wake up very early and can't fall back to sleep.
T or F – I usually feel achy and stiff when I wake up in the morning.
T or F – I often seem to wake up because of dreams.
T or F – I sometimes wake up gasping for breath.
T or F – My bed partner says my snoring keeps her/him from sleeping.
T or F – I've fallen asleep driving.
T or F – I am overweight
T or F – I have high blood pressure
If you answered True to two or more questions, please print out this questionnaire and discuss these sleep problems with your physician, or contact our office to arrange for a consultation at 903-731-5264.
Convincing your bed partner to get help
Here are some tips for how you can encourage a reluctant bed partner to get help if you suspect that he/she may have a sleep disorder(s), such as sleep apnea.
- Tell your bed partner when he/she has snored loudly, made choking or snorting sounds or stopped breathing during sleep.
- Sometimes hearing is believing, you may need to record the sounds of your bed partner's snoring, and play it back to them.
- Bring attention to the daytime symptoms of sleep apnea that affect your partner, such as daytime sleepiness and falling asleep while driving.
- Educate yourself about the many health risks involved with untreated sleep problems.
- Tell your bed partner how worried you are about his/her health, and how relieved you will be to find out if he/she has a serious sleep problem, such as sleep apnea.
- Go with your bed partner to their primary care physician, and ask about having he/she evaluated for a sleep problem.
- Encourage your bed partner to develop a plan for better health. Serious health problems can be avoided and improved with proper diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
There are many sleep disorders that can threaten your quality of life. Consequences if OSA is left untreated:
- Cardiac Arrhythmias
- Myocardial Ischemia
- Myocardial Infarction-(Heart attack)
- Motor vehicle and work-related accidents due to sleepiness
- Decreased quality of life