Sleep and Breathing Disorders

Our Clinical Center for Sleep and Breathing Disorders is among the most advanced centers in the nation. Accredited by both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Joint Commission, we are unique in that we accurately diagnose and treat all common sleep disorders in addition to respiratory difficulties caused by neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

Sleep Disorders

Won Lee, M.D., Medical Director of the Sleep and Breathing Disorders Clinic, reviews sleep-study data.

We offer the full spectrum of diagnostic techniques and effective treatment options for patients with primary sleep disorders.

The sleep disorders we treat include:

  • Sleep-disordered breathing (obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and snoring)
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep (insomnia)
  • Sleep/wake pattern disorders (circadian rhythm disorders)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomonolence)
  • Involuntary limb movements during the day or during sleep (restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movements)
  • Sleep talking, sleep walking, or nightmares (parasomnias)

Breathing Disorders

Patients with certain neurologic and musculoskeletal diseases have muscle weakness that affects their mobility, quality of life, and overall health. Among the most serious consequences are breathing complications that lead to difficulty breathing and even respiratory failure.

The breathing disorders we treat include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy
  • Chest wall or musculoskeletal deformities
  • Congenital and metabolic myopathies, inflammatory myopathies (polymyositis)
  • Diaphragm disorders
  • Kyphoscoliosis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myopathies
  • Paralyzed diaphragm
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury requiring respiratory support

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a sleep or breathing disorder specialist at UT Southwestern's facilities in Dallas or for more information about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.