UT Southwestern Medical Center offers the full spectrum of diagnostic techniques and effective treatment modalities for patients with primary sleep and breathing disorders.

Sleep Disorders

Our specialists have expertise in the management of an extensive range of sleep disorders, including difficulty falling or staying asleep, restless leg syndrome, and sleep/wake pattern disorders.

Other sleep disorders treated at UT Southwestern include:

  • Circadian rhythm disorders (advanced sleep phase syndrome, delayed sleep phased syndrome, shift work circadian disorder)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Jet lag (time zone change) syndromes
  • Insomnia
  • Insufficient sleep syndrome (poor sleep hygiene)
  • Involuntary limb movements during sleep or urge to move legs during the daytime
  • Narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnolence
  • Obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and snoring
  • Parasomnias, REM behavior disorder
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Sleep talking, sleepwalking, and nightmares

Breathing Disorders

The Breathing Disorders Program in the Clinical Center for Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center focuses on the comprehensive assessment and management of respiratory insufficiency secondary to neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

The 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