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Sleep Center

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BETTER SLEEP IS OUR MISSION

The Edinburg Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Center is equipped with the latest technology, led by Board Certified Sleep Specialist Dr. Priti Manohar, staffed by experienced Registered sleep technologists. Our team including Dr. Manohar is dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate healthcare.

The facility is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We offer a comfortable, home-like setting to sleep where our staff work to make you feel at ease. While you sleep, our sleep technologists use advanced technology to monitor your heart rate, breathing patterns, brainwave activity and other key indicators. These procedures are safe and totally non-invasive. You can trust that you are in the hands of experts.

Multiple Sleep Latency Test

The multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) tests also known as a daytime nap study for Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia by measuring how quickly you fall asleep in a quiet environment during the day.The MSLT is a full-day test that consists of five scheduled naps separated by two-hour breaks. During each nap trial, you will lie quietly in bed and try to go to sleep. Once the lights go off, the test will measure how long it takes for you to fall asleep. You will be awakened after sleeping 15 minutes. If you do not fall asleep within 20 minutes, the nap trial will end.

Each nap will be taken in a dark and quiet sleep environment that is intended for your comfort and to isolate any external factors that may affect your ability to fall asleep. A series of sensors will measure whether you are asleep. The sensors also determine your sleep stage.

Polysomnograms

Polysomnography, also called a sleep study, is a test used to diagnose sleep apnea. Polysomnography records your brain waves, the oxygen level in your blood, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements during the study.

You'll be asked to come to the sleep center in the evening for polysomnography so that the test can record your nighttime sleep patterns., including breathing patterns, oxygen levels in the blood,heart rhythms, and limb movements.

CPAP / BiPAP / AUTO CPAP TITRATION

A CPAP/BIPAP system treats OSA by providing low pressure airflow to your airway.  The air pressure holds the airway open, preventing the collapse of the palate and tongue over the air passages. This allows for normal breathing and uninterrupted sleep.

CPAP is one continuous positive airway pressure while BIPAP consists of two pressures,
one inspiratory and one expiratory. The benefit of the CPAP/BiPAP therapy are:

  • Restoration of normal sleep patterns
  • Greater alertness and less daytime sleepiness
  • Less anxiety and depression
  • Improvements in work productivity
  • Better concentration and memory
  • Fewer morning headaches.

Home Sleep Study

A home sleep test (HST) is a sleep study tool that is used for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea. Most HST devices are portable – about the size of a telephone handset. Home sleep testing is also called ‘Unattended Sleep Study’.

Once the data is interpreted by a sleep physician, a diagnostic interpretation report is sent back to the ordering physician who discusses the results of the home sleep testing.

  • MSLT

    Multiple Sleep Latency Test

  • PSG

    Polysomnograms

  • CPAP / BiPAP / AUTO CPAP

    Airway Pressure Titration

  • HST

    Home Sleep Study

Ambulatory EEG

An ambulatory electroencephalogram (EEG) is a neurodiagnostic test that records the electrical activity of a patient’s brain. Because an ambulatory EEG requires an extended period of recording, up to 72 hours, it allows the patient to go home and move around while still recording activity.

Recording is made possible by having small discs, or electrodes, attached to a patient’s scalp using a special paste. The electrodes are then attached by wires to a small, portable recording unit. No needles are involved and there are no sensations during the recording, although patients may feel a cold rubbing sensation on the scalp when the electrodes are being applied.

In addition, an event button on the recording unit must be pressed when symptoms occur. If any symptoms were recorded during the test, it may be necessary for the patient to continue with the test for a few more days. If no symptoms were recorded, or the doctor feels the testing was adequate, the recording may finish at the second appointment.

Electromyography

Electromyography, or EMG, is a diagnostic test used assess muscle , the nerves, or motor neurons, that control them.

NCS is used to assess nerve function.

Electrical signals that cause the muscles to contract are transmitted through motor neurons. An EMG is able to translate these signals into various values including graphs, sounds or numerical values that a specialist interprets.

An EMG may use small sensors known as electrodes or a needle electrode that is inserted directly into a muscle.

EMG results can help determine if there is any nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.

Electroencephalogram

An Electroencephalogram, or EEG, records the electrical activity of the brain. This is done through the use of small discs, or electrodes, that record the activity. These electrodes are attached to a patient’s scalp using a special paste.

An EEG aids the doctor in diagnosing if there is dysfunction of the brain including seizure disorder and determining the type of treatment needed if required.

Video EEG

A Video EEG is an examination that records a patient’s brain waves on an EEG and a video of patient’s activity simultaneously.

The purpose of a video EEG is to be able to see what is happening when a patient is experiencing a seizure or event and compare the footage to what the EEG is recording at the same time.

A video EEG also records sounds enabling the neurologist to determine if the patient is talking or making sounds during an event.

This helps the neurologist reading the EEG to determine if the seizure or event was related to the electrical activity in the brain.

A video EEG is very helpful in determining if seizures with unusual features are actually epilepsy, to be able to identify the type of seizures, and to locate the region of the brain where seizures begin.

  • AMB EEG

    Ambulatory EEG

  • EMG / NCS

    Electromyography

  • EEG

    Electroencephalogram

  • VEEG

    Video EEG

  • Sleep Apnea


    One of the most common sleep disorders with a hig...

    Sleep Apnea

    One of the most common sleep disorders with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. It also causes excessive daytime sleepiness and cognitive dysfunction.

    • Restoration of normal sleep patterns
    • Greater alertness and less daytime sleepiness
    • Less anxiety and depression
    • Improvements in work productivity
    • Better concentration and memory
    • Fewer morning headaches.

  • Insomnia


    Is the inability to fall asleep. It may be caused...

    Insomnia

    Is the inability to fall asleep. It may be caused by poor sleep habits, chronic stress, anxiety or neurological disturbance.

  • Hypersomnia


    Is a condition in which a person has trouble stay...

    Hypersomnia

    Is a condition in which a person has trouble staying awake during the day can fall asleep at any time, at work or while driving.

  • Narcolepsy


    Is a neurological disorder associated with severe...

    Narcolepsy

    Is a neurological disorder associated with severe daytime sleepiness, sleepy at inappropriate times, such as driving, working, or speaking.

  • Restless Legs syndrome


    It is a condition that causes irresistible urge t...

    Restless Legs syndrome

    It is a condition that causes irresistible urge to move the legs that disrupt a patient’s sleep.

  • Sleepwalking


    Occurs when a person is in the deep stages of sle...

    Sleepwalking

    Occurs when a person is in the deep stages of sleep. A Sleepwalker is unable to respond during the event and does not remember sleepwalking.

  • Night Terrors


    Are disturbing dreams that shake you awake from a...

    Night Terrors

    Are disturbing dreams that shake you awake from a deep sleep. They often set your heart pounding rapidly from fear. Night Terrors tend to occur most often during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

  • Parasomnias


    Are a group of sleep disorders that involve unwan...

    Parasomnias

    Are a group of sleep disorders that involve unwanted events or experiences while falling asleep, sleeping, or waking up. People who have parasomnias might have a hard time sleeping through the night or wake up exhausted.

    Dr. Priti M. Manohar, MD

    Dr. Priti Manohar is a Board Certified Neurologist, epileptologist, and Sleep Medicine Specialist. She is the Medical Director of Edinburg Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Center. She has privileges at the Doctors Hospital of Renaissance.

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    Monica Lazos , RPSGT

    Monica Lazos is the lead sleep technician. She has been employed with Edinburg Neurology and Sleep Center for 3 ½ years and has over 10 years experience in Sleep Medicine. Monica strives to provide outstanding clinical care for all patients with a wide variety of sleep disorders, as well as education for patients and their families.

    Patricia Y. Coronado

    Graduated from Universidad de Guanajuato Facultad de Enfermeria y Obstetricia de Leon. Patricia has been working at NRPI for 6 years and is the clinical and front office supervisor. Greatly committed in giving quality patient care, she enjoys helping patients of all ages with neurological diseases. She has excellent interpersonal skills and has proven to be trustworthy between patients and our physician. She can be reached at 956-683-9300 ext 12.

    Rogelio Lozano

    Rogelio has worked at NRPI for 6 years and is head of billing department and office manager. Graduated for Vanguard Institute of Technology majoring in computer technology. He is a go to person to solve any non-clinical issue. He has proven to be a dedicated and trustworthy administrator. He can be reached at 956-683-9300 ext 15.

    Ashly Torres

    Ashly Torres is our EEG technician who has been employed with our facility since 2015. She sees both adults and pediatric patients. Ashly is excellent at ensuring that all her patients are comfortable and explains the testing process to her patients in order to help soothe any of their fears. She is agile and will make sure you receive exceptional service. She can be reached at (956) 213-8235

    Erika Espinoza

    Has worked at NRPI since 2015. She is our lead receptionist and helps taking calls and is involved with scheduling patients.

    Berenice Ramirez

    Has been working at NRPI since 2015. She is our medical assistant and is a caretaker of the sleep studies.

    Sumey Ruelas

    Has been with NRPI since 2015. She keeps patients medical records up to date and makes sure that their information is available to medical staff when it's needed. Also as the insurance verifier she verifies the patients insurance coverage to ensure patients procedures are covered.

    Christian Barbosa

    Has worked at NRPI since 2015. He is a medical assistant and takes vibals, schedules the MRI's and takes phone calls.

    Azzenet Garcia

    Has been with NRPI since 2015. She is the insurance verifier and helps apply payments and ensures the patient's procedures are covered by their insurance.

Meet Our Team

Edinburg Neurodiagnostic Sleep Center has a dedicated team assisting Dr. Priti Manohar to offer highest quality of case.

    Dr. Priti M. Manohar, MD

    Monica Lazos , RPSGT

    Patricia Y. Coronado

    Rogelio Lozano

    Ashly Torres

    Erika Espinoza

    Berenice Ramirez

    Sumey Ruelas

    Christian Barbosa

    Azzenet Garcia