Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders We Treat Include

 OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) – Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea that affects adults and children worldwide. When an individual goes to sleep, their upper airway muscles relax. This allows the palate and the tongue to fall down and block the airway.

SLEEP DISORDERS INCLUDE OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA 

In most individuals, this tissue only falls a little and is a normal process without serious consequences. However, the air passage may often completely block, particularly in those with loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, or irregular breathing at night.Ac

 When the brain detects the blocked airway, it wakes you up. After a few seconds, the rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels have often normalized, allowing one to fall back to sleep. This can occur many hundreds of times during the night. Which causes sleep to become very fragmented and the cardiovascular system to become stressed. Snoring is a warning sign of sleep apnea. Often there will be snoring followed by a period of silence, and then a loud snort or gasp and a body position change as breathing restarts.

OTHER COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS WE TREAT 

Narcolepsy – A sleep disorder that typically begins in teenagers, characterized by daytime sleepiness and uncontrollable urges to sleep. It may include sudden muscle weakness at times of strong emotions.

EDS Excessive Daytime Sleepiness 

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) related to sleep apnea is more than just being exhausted during the day. It’s a different kind of tired and a real medical condition associated with sleep apnea that may leave you feeling drowsy or cause you to fall asleep when you shouldn’t during the day. 
 
Patients suffering from Narcolepsy have EDS, and it is often the most obvious symptom. EDS is characterized by persistent sleepiness, regardless of how much the patients sleep. However, sleepiness that comes from narcolepsy is more like a “sleep attack”, where an overwhelming urge of sleepiness comes on quickly.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) – Uncomfortable feelings in the legs make you have to move them for relief. The discomfort improves temporarily with movement and can prevent a person from falling asleep.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) – Involuntary, repetitive movements of legs or arms during sleep, causing broken sleep.

Parasomnias – A very broad category of conditions that includes sleepwalking sleep talking, and night terrors. Some of these disorders are outgrown, but some reflect other underlying sleep problems or may last into adulthood.

Insomnia- Difficulty falling or staying asleep that has a dozen different causes. According to the National Sleep Foundation, people with insomnia can feel dissatisfied with their sleep and usually experience one or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood disturbances, and decreased performance in work or at school.


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