- Sleep Disorders
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Central Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Jet Lag
- Shift Work
How We Can Help?
2. Job related sleep testing for commercial drivers and pilots
3. Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT)
4. Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
Review of treatment options, including:
2. CPAP clinic with onsite sleep technician to address treatment issues
Have persistent interruptions in your sleep cycle been affecting your energy level and mental acuity? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. This sleeping disorder is often associated with rowdy snoring, choking, gasping for air and continual pausing in your breathing as you sleep. It’s often overlooked as mere snoring, but sleep apnea can become lethal if left undiagnosed and untreated. Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea.
Causes of the Disorder
The apneas, or disruptions, are caused by the sagging of the soft tissue in your throat, which obstructs the flow of oxygen to your lungs. Being overweight or having relaxed throat muscles or an enlarged tongue are factors that contribute to sleep apnea. You also may develop the disorder if you’re prone to tonsillitis, have adenoid issues, or have a deviated nasal septum.
Sleeplessness characterized by sleep apnea almost always affects your quality of life. Lack of sleep is linked to irritability. Your productivity also can be affected by a low mood, an inability to focus and extreme fatigue.
Your risk for strokes significantly increases with untreated sleep disorders. You also could develop hypertension, cardiac problems, or type 2 diabetes. Drowsiness linked to this sleeping disorder also could make you prone to poor work performance or accidents.
Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Our innovative diagnostic methods include Multiple Sleep Latency Testing and Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing. You can opt for work-related testing if you’re a pilot or professional driver. We offer home-sleep testing where we ascertain sleep duration, nocturnal oxygenation, respiration and the overall standard of your sleep.
Treatment could require lifestyle changes including losing weight, limiting your alcohol intake and reducing your intake of sedatives that might worsen the sleeping disorder. It’s also advisable to treat respiratory allergies if you have any, quit smoking and catch up on sleep, as this disorder is more prevalent in those lacking sleep.
Children may be treated with intranasal corticosteroid medication.
Other treatments are the use of continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) or nasal dilator during sleep.
Surgery such as a tracheostomy, adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is usually the last option.
Book an appointment with us today for a thorough diagnosis and innovative treatment options.