Sleep Lab & Sleep Disorders

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Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders

Loud snoring. Constant fatigue. Strange leg sensations. Falling asleep suddenly during the day. Insomnia. These symptoms could indicate a sleep disorder.

The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco Sleep Lab offers advanced monitoring technology and treatment for sleep disorders supported by a team of highly trained medical professionals.

With a full array of specialized services, Baylor Frisco aims to alleviate symptoms, improve daily functioning, and restore restful sleep to each patient. Our sleep lab can provide an accurate picture of your sleep and a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan for various sleep disorders.

Rest Easy

The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco Sleep Lab is designed for the comfort and convenience of our patients.


• Individual suites with a hotel-like atmosphere for patient comfort
• Wireless Internet
• Queen-size, Tempur-Pedic mattresses
• Specialized Staff:
• Board Certified physicians on the medical staff specializing in sleep disorders
• Registered sleep technicians
• Registered respiratory therapists

Baylor Scott & White – Frisco’s Sleep Lab offers confidential diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of sleep/wake disorders, including:

• Insomnia
• Sleep apnea
• Restless legs syndrome
• Periodic limb movement disorder
• Narcolepsy
• Sleep terrors
• REM sleep behavioral disorders

The Baylor Scott & White – Frisco Sleep Lab accepts patients by physician referral only.  Talk to your primary care physician about scheduling a sleep study.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco Sleep Lab is located at:
5601 Warren Parkway, Frisco, TX  750334
(972) 473-2333 –

If you already have an appointment:

WHERE TO GO: Please park in the front parking lot of the main Hospital entrance. Enter the main entrance and a hospital staff member or security guard will escort you to the Sleep Center.


  1. Please be sure to have completed the enclosed questionnaire and bring it with you.
  2. Please bring your insurance card.
  3. Please bring a list of all your prescription and over-the-counter medications you currently are taking. Take any regular nighttime medicine prior to coming to your appointment; exemption is any prescribed sleep aide. Sleep aides must be approved by the referring physician and brought to the sleep center in a prescription bottle and taken at the sleep lab. Sleep aides must be taken no later than 11:30 pm on the night of your study.
  4. Do not consume any alcohol or caffeinated beverages after 12:00 p.m. Also, please avoid napping on the day of the study.
  5. It is imperative you bring your photo ID to verify your identity pursuant to federal regulations.
  6. Bring loose and comfortable pajamas to allow for the equipment set-up and sleeping.
  7. Wash your face and hair to remove make-up oils, and styling products and make sure your hair is completely dry before you arrive for your sleep study. Do not use lotion prior to your sleep study.
  8. Bring any sleep equipment or devices you normally sleep with, such as a mouth guard, dental devices, neck pillow, etc.

What to expect:

  1. This is a painless evaluation. Small sensors will be placed on your face, neck, and legs.
  2. You will meet with your technologist to discuss the procedure, answer any of your questions, and review your enclosed sleep questionnaire and diary.
  3. Your technologist may be male or female. If you have any questions, please call us at (972) 473-2333.
  4. Please feel free to bring someone to accompany you during your set-up in preparation for your sleep study. Any guests must leave once the technologist begins the study.
  5. You will sleep in a private bedroom. Pillows are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have a preference.
  6. We need at least 6.5 hours of your time to complete the study.
  7. If you would like to tour the lab ahead of time, please contact us to schedule a tour at least one week before your study.
  8. Allow seven to nine business days for your physician to receive your sleep study results.

If you have any special needs or requirements or are unable to get in and out of bed or walk without assistance, please notify us immediately so we may be appropriately staffed to assist you.

If you have any questions regarding your study or need directions, please do not hesitate to call us at (972) 473-2333, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A physician can get a better understanding of a sleep disorder when they do a sleep study on a patient. A sleep lab is where a patient goes to a comfortable environment where they are connected to sensors and go to sleep.

As the patient sleeps comfortably a Sleep Technologist will be in another room nearby monitoring all of the brain activity and other bodily functions as you sleep. A sleep study is a collection of multiple data recordings while you sleep, so it is called a polysomnogram. A Board Certified Sleep Specialist can look at the information and determine what goes on when you sleep.

When a person goes in for a sleep study they will be checked in by staff and asked to abide by some general rules that will be beneficial for the study.  Avoiding caffeine, foods after a certain time, and excess electronic use will be essential elements for an accurate and successful study.

A sleep lab is a laboratory that is used in order to facilitate a sleep study. A sleep study is performed to detect problems that can occur during sleep. Many patients suffer from sleep disorders that cause health problems. A sleep study will allow the physician to identify any sleep disorders that may be affecting your health. Once identified, you and your physician can take action against the problem with a suitable treatment plan.

The main goal of the sleep study is to experience a natural night of sleep that is as uncomplicated and comfortable as possible.

A Sleep Technologist will place electrodes on your head and body to take measurements of the way that your body functions as you sleep. The measurements are recorded to be evaluated and deciphered by a Registered Sleep Technologist and Board Certified Physician.

Once the information is gathered the polysomnogram is complete. Your physician will contact you to implement a method of treatment.

A Sleep Technologist is a person that has been trained and certified to facilitate sleep studies for patients. Some of the tasks that a Sleep Technologist will perform are:

  • Make patients feel comfortable
  • Attach electrodes to the patient
  • Maintain and check equipment
  • Verify accurate data signals for the duration of the sleep study 

The Sleep Technologist will check the patient into the lab and make them as comfortable as possible. When it is time for the patient to go to bed and get the study underway, the technologist will attach the electrodes that collect information to the patient along with the other monitoring devices.  

As the patient sleeps the Sleep Technologist will monitor the patient, the equipment, and the status of the equipment throughout the night.

The technologist will awaken the patient in the morning after the test is done (if need be) and assist them with removing the equipment and checking out of the lab.

While a sleep study will take place in the sleep lab, as far as any type of testing, it is a manner of perspective. Polysomnography will be conducted with the help of a polysomnogram.

The technologist will attach electrodes and other equipment to certain areas of the head, face, chest, and legs so that the electric impulses from the body will transport information to the equipment. This equipment will collect information such as:

  • Brainwave activity
  • Heart rate
  • Oxygen level in blood
  • Breathing activity
  • Eye movement
  • Leg movement
  • Teeth grinding

Once the equipment is attached the patient will lay down and go to sleep. When the test has been completed a Board Certified Sleep Physician will interpret the sleep study data and sign a comprehensive report to review with you.

Although it may be hard to believe, most of the people that participate in a sleep study fall asleep without any problems. In order for the study to be effective, a person does not have to get a full 8 hours of sleep. Optimally you should go through your sleep cycle at least 2-3 times.  5 or 6 hours can be effective for some people. However, the closer a person gets to an 8-hour sleep session the more accurate information the technicians will be able to get.