SLEEP TREATMENT

We are dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with sleep disorder. Treatment will depend on the factors causing the disorder, so it is important to discuss treatment options with our sleep physicians or your referring physician to determine what treatment is best for you.

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder where breathing patterns repeatedly stop.

insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person has trouble falling asleep.

restless leg syndrome

RLS is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable impulses to move one’s legs.

parasomnia

Parasomnias are sleep disorders characterized by disruptive and undesirable behaviors.

Sleep apnea and sleep disorders are on the rise in our ever-connected world. Studies are linking strong correlations between BMI and sleep apnea, making it clear that sleep is no simple matter.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disorder in which breathing is temporarily and frequently interrupted during sleep. Apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. OSA occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe.
 
 

“The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.” – Edgar Watson Howe

Treatment Options

PAP (Positive Airway Pressure)

PAP therapy is widely accepted as the most effective form of treatment for OSA especially in moderate to severe cases. The device works to treat OSA by applying positive airway pressure down the airway, essentially acting as a splint to keep the airway open during sleep. This allows the patient to breathe better throughout the night, promotes increased blood oxygen levels, and helps to prevent respiratory disturbances that may interrupt one’s ability to maintain sleep. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common form of PAP therapy. Working closely with your doctor, we’ll determine your specific needs and provide the recommended PAP equipment and supplies straight to your door. While carrying most major manufacturers, we also offer complimentary, in-home set-ups of your sleep equipment, education of therapy, and ongoing follow-up care at an additional low cost.
 
 

CBT-I for Insomnia

CBT-I stands for Congnitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and this program is specially designed to help adults of all ages who have significant difficulty with falling asleep, staying asleep, and/or early awakening that impacts daily function. The program helps patients identify and replace thoughts and habits that cause or worsen sleep problems with healthy habits that promote sound sleep.
 
 

Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim uses Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) to increase sleep time, reduce sleep disturbances, and improve overall sleep quality. The waveform passes between two electrodes that you clip onto your earlobes, sending a signal to your brain that helps to significantly reduce insomnia.
 
 

Inspire

Inspire therapy is a medical implant that works inside your body with your natural breathing process to treat sleep apnea by continuously monitoring your breathing patterns while you sleep. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, which keeps the airway open. This is for patients who have a BMI less than 32 and suffer moderate to severe sleep apnea who could not use or get consistent benefit from PAP therapy. Learn more....
 
 

NBC Nightly News:

A revolutionary device called “Inspire” is helping those who suffer from sleep apnea and are unable to use the traditional method for relief.

 

Surgery

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is the most common surgery to treat sleep apnea in adults. Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy is the first treatment option for children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids which could be a cause of sleep apnea.
 
 

Oral Appliance

Custom-made, FDA-approved oral appliances are a viable treatment option for patients with primary snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Oral appliances help to prevent the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from collapsing during sleep by advancing the lower jaw forward, thus keeping the airway open and promoting adequate oxygenation in your blood. Oral appliances may be used alone OR in combination with other treatments for sleep-related breathing disorders, such as positive airway pressure (PAP), weight management, or surgery.
 
 

Provent Therapy

Restless leg syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable impulses to move one’s legs. Those who suffer from this condition usually experience these urges at night, typically when the are sitting or lying down. The urges are extremely bothersome and often interrupt sleep. That leads to a vicious cycle of daytime drowsiness. Restless leg syndrome is also referred to as Willis-Ekbom disease.
 
 

Lifestyle Changes

Maintaining a regular sleep routine and practicing proper sleep hygiene can assist in a night of better quality sleep. Changes in diet and exercise could lead to a healthier lifestyle which can decrease the risk of sleep apnea.
 
 

“Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow.” -Tom Roth

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