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Warm, Friendly, Compassionate Sleep Care in East Texas

Sleep disorders can affect loved ones, too. Often, family members cannot sleep because a loved one is snoring, sleep walking or awakening short of breath due to obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea. On the job, employers pay the price for mistakes, injuries, missed work and lost productivity. Athens Center for Sleep Disorders provides solutions for peaceful, healthy, restorative sleep.

Athens Center for Sleep Disorders also provides a comfortable and convenient alternative to hospital-based sleep studies. We have reasonable fees, covered by most insurance plans, and offer a full range of sleep-disorder solutions. We are the first and only free standing sleep center in Henderson County accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. And you will feel confident knowing that we are the family sleep center of choice for many local doctors and their families in Athens, Tyler, Canton, Palestine, Corsicana and Mabank.

A great environment for solving sleep problems

The environment here in our Athens sleep center is soothing and inviting, with comfortable amenities and friendly, welcoming faces. Unlike conventional hospital-style sleep study rooms, our atmosphere includes many of the comforts of home, including private bedrooms with soft comfortable pillows and blankets, individual heating and air conditioning controls, fans, TV plus convenient bathrooms and showers.

This natural home-like environment for sleep studies allows our patients to feel relaxed and our study results to be more accurate. Our caring, professional support staff will spend as much time with you as needed and will answer your questions in language you can understand. Parents can accompany children needing overnight sleep studies – because the heart of good healthcare depends on the heart of the people delivering it.

Discover sleep medicine you can trust and call Ronald Cates, MD, at 903.675.1717. For your convenience, use our online Request an Appointment form to reserve your consultation.

Sleep Disorders

Breathing Disorders

Sleep breathing disorders include some of the most frightening and life-threatening conditions you or a loved one can experience. Snoring is an extremely common and treatable breathing disorder.

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Excessive Sleepiness

Narcolepsy is defined as constant sleepiness and the tendency to sleep at inappropriate times. Its impact on a person's life can be significant and even disabling.

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Restless Leg Syndrome

People experience restless legs in many ways, but all describe the feeling as an unpleasant "creepy, crawly" sensation when they are sitting or laying still, especially at bedtime.

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Nighttime Sleep Disorders

Almost 40% of all children will sleepwalk at some time, with peak occurrence between 3 and 7 years. Sleep walking often runs in families and most children outgrow it by adolescence. Sleepwalking can also be associated with night terrors.

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Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep plagues many adults. Insomnia will affect your waking and sleeping hours.

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Circadian Rhythm

Delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS) is a disorder in which the person's sleep-wake cycle (internal circadian rhythm clock) is delayed by two or more hours.

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704 South Palestine Athens, TX 75751