Evaluation & Management of Sleep Disorders
Sleep is essential for your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Everyone experiences occasional sleep problems, but if you experience sleep problems repeatedly, it could indicate an underlying health problem.
Snoring is the sound produced in a sleeping individual due to blocked breathing. The sound is caused by the tissues at the top of airway striking each other causing vibrations.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by a difficulty in falling asleep or inconsistent sleep throughout the night resulting in too little or poor-quality sleep and a feeling of exhaustion when you wake up.
Sleep is essential for your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Everyone experiences occasional sleeping problems, but repeated issues could indicate an underlying health problem. Parasomnias are sleep disorders characterized by physical events or experiences that occur while falling asleep, during sleep or upon awakening. These include disorders such as walking, talking or eating while sleeping, nightmare disorder or night terrors.
Hypersomnolence is a condition characterized by excessive sleepiness, which interferes with your daily activities. Patients usually fall asleep during the day at inappropriate times such as during work, while conversing and eating.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless leg syndrome (RLS), also known as the Willis-Ekbom disease, is a neurological sleep disorder characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs. The condition interferes with your sleep, making it difficult to fall asleep.
Abnormal Sleep Behavior
Abnormal behavior during sleep, also called parasomnias are unwanted perceptions, feelings, behaviours or movements that disrupt the sleep. These include sleep walking, sleep talking, nightmares, night terrors, REM behavior disorder and sleep paralysis.
Narcolepsy is a rare neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to regulate normal sleep-wake cycles. It is a chronic disease most commonly affecting adolescents and young adults.