Sleep encompasses one third of our lives so it is important that we have good quality sleep. Poor sleep has been linked to several health issues which include high blood pressure, blood sugar instability, weight gain, mood instability, and attention problems. Common sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy. A board certified sleep specialist can properly diagnose and treat sleep disorders that could be affecting your physical and emotional health.
Symptoms & Treatments for Sleep Disorders
The inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or waking up too early despite adequate time for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
- Short term use of medications
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
Daytime sleepiness which includes symptoms of snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, episodes of breathing cessations in breathing, insomnia, dry mouth, and morning headaches.
- PAP (Positive airway pressure) therapy
- Mandibular advance devices
- Inspire medical device (www.inspire.com)
Restless Leg Symptoms
Uncomfortable sensations that occur in the legs but can also occur in the arms. An urge to move the legs or arms. Relief when moving the legs or arms usually worse at night.
- Dopaminergic medications
- Alpha-2 ligand medications
- Relaxis device
Dr. Jay Puangco discusses Hoag’s Sleep Program
Concussions | Sleep | Epilepsy | Stroke | Neurodiagnostics | Neurophysiology
Traumatic brain injuries that are caused by a blow to the head or body that jars or shakes the brain.
A stroke is the sudden onset of focal neurological symptoms due to a sudden injury to the brain.
A common neurological disorder that is often known to cause uncontrollable seizures.
Poor sleep has been linked to several health issues which include high blood pressure, blood sugar instability and weight gain.
The use of advanced healthcare technology to diagnose seizures and other neuromuscular disorders.
The interface of sleep and neurology determines medical issues and disorders related to both disease and wellness.
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