WACO, TX — Baylor Scott & White is starting National Sleep Awareness Week by opening a new sleep center in Waco.
An official ribbon cutting was held for the Baylor Scott & White Waco Sleep Center Monday.
The center is located in Central Texas Marketplace and includes six observations rooms, a dedicated mask-fitting space, and room to expand in the future.
The Waco Sleep Center can help with all sleep issues and looks to improve the amount and quality of sleep a person gets.
Officials say patients can stay local instead of having to travel to Austin or Dallas for a sleep center.
"When we diagnosis a sleep disorder, we can then provide them with the appropriate treatments and get them taken care of in a timely manner, and they don't have to travel to go anywhere to get that done," explained Carl Boethel, Division Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Baylor Scott & White.
The new lab is open six days a week and is part of the larger Baylor Scott & White Sleep Medicine group, which looks to play a vital role in expanding sleep medicine and diagnostic testing in Waco and throughout Central Texas.