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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000

Sleep Disorders


Numerous sleep disorders have been identified and studied, and all are treatable. Our doctoral staff has credentialed expertise across a broad
range of disciplines that interface with the assessment and treatment of sleep complaints/disorders. As a result, we offer
an accurate diagnosis of sleep complaints/disorders and a depth and breadth of knowledge in addressing them.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) makes a restful night of sleep virtually impossible. In OSA, the afflicted individual continues to make the effort to breathe but his/her upper airway has narrowed or collapsed to the point that air cannot pass (“is obstructed”) from the nose and mouth into the lungs. The main symptoms of OSA are loud snoring, waking up gasping/choking, morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat upon awakening, frequent awakenings to urinate, feeling groggy/unrested upon final awakening, excessive daytime sleepiness/fatigue, memory deficits, and difficulty concentrating.

Central Sleep Apnea

A diagnosis of Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) indicates that your effort to breathe repeatedly stops during sleep. In CSA, the muscles that control your breathing stop receiving the proper signals from the brain during sleep. The result is that your brain receives a message many times over the course of the night that it must awaken in order to resume normal breathing. CSA makes getting a restful night of sleep nearly impossible.


“Insomnia” refers to the complaint of difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep, and less often to the complaint of light, unrefreshing sleep. More people in the U.S. complain about insomnia than any other sleep problem. Insomnia is often short-term, but when you have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep night after night, you may benefit from a professional evaluation and treatment of your sleep issues.


Narcolepsy Type I is a disorder primarily characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness as well as signs that REM sleep persists into wakefulness. This disorder is often accompanied by a brief, sudden loss of muscle tone while the patient is awake. Patients experience repeated daily episodes of an irresistible need to sleep. Most episodes of sleep are relatively short, from which the patient generally awakens feeling refreshed, only to feel sleepy again after variable intervals of wakefulness. Narcolepsy generally seriously compromises the patient’s ability to function in educational, occupational, and social situations.

Circadian Rhythm

Circadian rhythms are near-24-hour biological rhythms that manifest in all living organisms. The rhythms are one of several factors affecting when we are most likely to feel awake and when we are most likely to feel sleepy. Some individuals manifest circadian rhythms that are substantially misaligned with that near-24-hour cycle. They experience sleep problems, such as having difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep, difficulty waking up, waking up too early, sleeping poorly, and/or feeling too sleepy during the day, which can degrade the quality of the individual’s school, work, and social activities.

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Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by a complaint of a strong, nearly irresistible urge to move one’s legs and/or arms. The urge to move is often but not always accompanied by other uncomfortable sensations felt deep inside the limbs or by a feeling that is often difficult or impossible to put into words. Sleep disruption is reported in 60-90% of individuals afflicted with RLS, is typically the most troubling symptom, and is often the primary reason for seeking medical care.


Parasomnias are undesirable behaviors or experiences that occur during entry into sleep, within sleep, or during arousal from sleep. Parasomnias may occur during non-rapid eye movement sleep, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, or during transitions to and from sleep. The most prevalent parasomnias are sleepwalking, sleep terrors, nightmares, eating during sleep, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RSBD), and bedwetting during sleep. A host of medical disorders and medications can cause or worsen parasomnias.


Sleep-associated bruxism refers to the repetitive grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep. In a minority of cases, the term refers to repetitive bracing or thrusting of the jaw. Bruxism can cause a person to grind their teeth so hard while sleeping that they wake up from the noise. A bed partner can also voice annoyance and sleep disruption caused by the gnashing sounds of teeth grinding. Sleep-associated bruxism can interfere with a restful night of sleep, leading to fatigue and sleepiness the next day. Equally commonly, sleep-associated bruxism can cause the patient to wake up with a sore jaw, headache, and even broken teeth.