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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



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. Sleepwalking and sleep terrors occur more often in children, while RSBD most frequently obtains in older men but can occur in younger individuals, including women. A host of medical disorders and medications can cause or worsen parasomnias.

Sleepwalking sounds funny, but it’s not. The sleepwalker might start off in the kitchen and then move outside to the street. In RSBD, the afflicted individual acts out the content of his/her dreams. For example, if the individual is having a dream in which he is engaged in aggressive or violent behaviors, he/she will perform the associated activities, including associated vocalizations, during sleep. The initial appearance of RBD symptoms is often followed years later by the development of degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease. Thus many parasomnias can be dangerous to the individual, the bed partner, and anyone else close by, and RBD additionally can warn of the possibility of the later development of neurodegenerative disorders.

How Do You Know if You Have Bruxism Disorders?

It’s easy to find out if you are afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea. Our Center has accredited sites in Weslaco and McAllen offering a recording of your sleep. Our modern, safe, and secure sleep lab sites will record your brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, breathing effort and airflow, blood oxygen level, heart rate and rhythm, the duration of your stages of sleep, body positions, and movements of your arms and legs while sleeping. Once your sleep study is complete and has been scored, your Sleep Specialist will analyze the results to determine whether you are afflicted with sleep apnea and the most effective forms of treatment.

Bruxism Treatment

There are many treatment options available for patients to choose from, so we’ll help you understand your options so that the most effective treatment can be provided. Millions of people have found effective sleep apnea treatment from a device called CPAP, which stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. There are different styles of CPAP, but they all utilize the same basic principle of using a small amount of air pressure to overcome the blockage of your airway by apnea episodes. We’ll explain the different types of masks and CPAP devices to help find the device that best fits your lifestyle and the severity of your sleep apnea.

In addition to CPAP, lifestyle changes can positively impact sleep apnea, including weight loss, quitting tobacco, alcohol, and sedatives, and even changes to your sleep positions.

Some sleep apnea patients find effective relief from a specially made mouthpiece called a mandibular advancement device. Although not always as effective as a CPAP device, oral appliances are an excellent way to treat snoring and are preferred by some patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea as an effective way to eliminate/decrease snoring.

Surgical options – Sometimes, obstructive sleep apnea is so severe that CPAP devices and oral appliances are not effective. Sometimes surgical procedures and/or medication(s) are required to help mitigate the most severe cases of OSA.


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