Have you asked yourself any of these questions lately?
• Why am I not sleeping at night?
• Why do I feel tired all day?
• Why am I so forgetful?
• Why can’t I concentrate?
• Why am I moody all the time?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for a home sleep study. The Holiner Psychiatric Group offers home sleep studies as a way to gather the facts about why you’re not sleeping in a convenient and comfortable environment. With this study, you have the benefit of sleeping in the comfort of your own home, making the study a true representative of your sleeping habits.
How does a home sleep study work?
First, you will be evaluated by our clinical staff. If they feel you are an appropriate candidate for the home sleep study they will fill out a referral form. The form is then sent to Sleep Associates of North Texas. They will provide you with a portable device, much like a wrist watch, that you wear to bed for one night. After the device is turned back into a staff member from Sleep Associates of North Texas, they will then compile and evaluate the data collected. The collected data will then be returned to The Holiner Psychiatric Group to determine if you have a sleep related diagnosis or if your sleep issues are possibly related to a mental illness.
What does a home sleep study test for?
• Obstructive Sleep Apnea – a breathing disorder that causes you to wake up multiple times throughout your sleep cycle.
• Chronic Persistent Insomnia – difficulty in both falling or staying asleep.
• Narcolepsy – feelings of extreme sleepiness or suddenly falling asleep during the day.
Sleep issues are more likely to affect patients with other psychological disorders. These disorders include: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than people in the general population.
The good news is treating the sleep disorder may correspond positively by helping to alleviate symptoms of the mental health problem. At The Holiner Psychiatric Group, we know how important the proper amount of sleep is, so our team of dedicated mental health professionals is here to help you. Contact us by calling the Dallas or McKinney offices of Holiner Psychiatric Group for an evaluation today.