Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, Board-certified in sleep medicine,
neurology and pulmonology, work together with registered sleep technologists
to help our patients achieve restful, restorative sleep. We utilize today’s
most advanced technologies to pinpoint the cause of your sleeplessness
and develop a plan of care for your individual needs.
While sleep disturbances can be caused by any number of factors and conditions,
some of the many common causes of sleep problems include:
Sleep Apnea and Disruptive Snoring
Sleep apnea occurs when the airway at the back of the throat collapses
during sleep and the individual stops breathing – this may happen
hundreds of times each night. Each time, the attempt to breath wakes the
individual up – either partially or completely, resulting in poor
quality sleep, daytime sleepiness, fatigue and irritability. Loud snoring
is often associated with this condition, which can increase your risk
of high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death during sleep.
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. It can be caused
by a number of factors including stress, anxiety, depression, lifestyle
habits, medications and physical conditions such as chronic pain disorders,
cardiac and pulmonary conditions.
This condition involves sleep walking, night terrors or instances when
a person acts out his or her dreams during sleep. This condition can be
harmful to the person and the bed partner.
This condition is characterized by abnormal daytime sleep episodes. At
various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience brief,
overwhelming urges to sleep. Sleep episodes – which typically last
from a few seconds to several minutes – can occur at any time, and
thus frequently prove profoundly disabling. Symptoms may also include
the sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone, vivid hallucinations and paralysis
at the onset of sleep or upon waking.
Restless Legs Syndrome
This disorder is characterized by tingling, burning or creeping sensations
in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move them for relief. The sensations
range in severity from uncomfortable to irritating to painful and can
interfere with the ability to fall asleep. Intermittent leg twitching
may also interfere with the sleep of a bed partner.