Things We Treat (Sleep)
Individuals suffering from the following conditions may be referred by their physician to the Sleep Disorder Center for various studies and tests including:
Insomnia is caused by many factors such as psychological (chronic depression or temporary stress), environmental (noise) or physiological (chronic breathing disorder or temporary pain) conditions. Another common cause of insomnia is misuse and overuse of sleeping pills.
When the regular pattern of sleeping or waking is disrupted, some individuals find it tough to resume a sleep-wake schedule that fits their needs. This may be caused by shift work or other changes in schedule. Some complaints of insomnia or daytime sleepiness may be due to undiscovered changes in the sleep-wake rhythm.
Individuals who are too sleepy during the day and feel muscular weakness when they are angry, surprised or amused may have narcolepsy. Sometimes narcoleptics experience dreams or hallucinations just as they fall asleep. Narcolepsy often emerges in adolescence and is a lifelong disorder.
When people have chronic breathing problems or lung disease, their symptoms often worsen during sleep. Complete evaluation of such respiratory diseases sometimes requires measurement of blood oxygenation during sleep.
Multiple-Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
A series of 20-minute naps given every two hours the day after the sleep study, if indicated, to confirm the diagnosis.
Other Treatmens For
- Sleep Paralysis
- Sleep Terrors