Health Watch - Sleep: Studying Sleep
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Sleep disorders can have a serious impact on people’s lives. Dr. Nilesh Dave, medical director of the Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says sleep disorders not only affect a person’s performance at work or school, but they can also affect a person’s health. To diagnose sleep disorders, doctors may observe patients in a sleep lab, where they monitor brain waves, breathing, heart rate, muscle tension and other factors. This allows doctors to rule out possible causes and hone in on a diagnosis so the sleep disorder can be treated.
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/sleep to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in sleep and breathing disorders.
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