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About National Associates for Sleep

As the medical importance of sleep disorders have become more widely recognized, more physicians are sending their patients for sleep studies. National Associates for Sleep provides state-of-the-art diagnostic sleep and therapeutic testing to our referring physicians, and quality service and compassionate care to our patients. Serving the Houston and surrounding communities for over 3 years. We have 5 convenient locations to serve you in the Houston area:

East Side Sleep Center
10930 East Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Fort Bend Sleep Center                                 
14031 Southwest Freeway, Suite 605              
Sugar Land, TX 77478    

Katy Sleep Center
1820 S. Mason Road, Suite 350                                 
Katy, TX 77450   
                                                                                                               
South Loop Sleep Center                             
2616 South Loop West, Suite 170                   
Houston, TX 77054                                         

Steeplechase Sleep Center
10694 Jones Road, Suite 150B
Houston, TX 770654

Toll Free:  1-866-757-2687
Direct:       713-665-6751
Fax:           1-888-757-2680

Our Services Include:

18 Channel Diagnostic Polysomnogram:  Diagnosis Sleep Apnea, and other Pulmonary and Neurological disorders.
18 Channel Polysomnogram with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy:  Treats sleep disorder breathing.
Multiple Sleep latency Test (MSLT):  Tests for Narcolepsy and short sleep latency
Maintenance Wakefulness Test (MWT):  Test to see if the treatment prescribed is working
-  Board Certified Physician in the field of Sleep Medicine
-  Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
-  Physician education on how to read sleep studies
-  Quarterly news letter on what is happening in sleep medicine, located in both physician office and sleep center bed rooms
-  72 hour sleep report turn around time
-  Insurance verification done by our office staff
-  Payments plans available for our referring physician’s patient.
-  Referring physician’s staff informed of patients scheduled appointment
-  CPAP therapy equipment and therapy replacement parts, with in home patient care
-  Same week appointment
-  Centralized patient scheduling





Why You should be Tested for Sleep Apnea?

           
Only recently have the full health effect of sleep apnea been recognized.  Most individuals afflicted with sleep apnea are not even aware of the problem. Research into the condition continues to uncover more important information, linking sleep apnea to several serious side effects, to include:

Stroke
Heart Disease
Heart Arrhythmias
Diabetes type II
Hypertension
Pulmonary Hypertension
Decreased growth hormone production
Inadequate school or work performance
Greater incidence of traffic and workplace accidents
Domestic problems

Classic sleep apnea symptoms include:
-  Daytime fatigue
-  Morning headaches
-  Restless sleep patterns
-  Choking or gasping during sleep
-  Insomnia
-  Heavy, deep snoring
-  Night Sweats
-  Mood changes
-  Heartburn
-  Uncontrollable falling asleep

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy:


CPAP is the first line defense in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  The CPAP interface delivers constant gentle air pressure to maintain an upper airway splint, thus preventing obstructive sleep apnea from occurring.  Patients normally feel the benefits from CPAP the very first night they use it.

Benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP:
-  Helps control Hypertension, and in some cases medication is no longer needed
-  Helps control diabetes, by lowering doses of medication
-  Reduces pulmonary hypertension in some case
-  Improves school and work performance
-  Helps reduce domestic tension.  
-  In some cases reduces heart arrhythmias
-  Increases delta sleep which effects the production of growth hormones
-  By decreasing blood pressure, helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke

Other Treatment Options Include:
-  Weight loss
-  Surgery
-  Mandibular Advancement Devices


  
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