What is Sleep Medicine?
The diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders that cause disruption of normal daily life. Signs and symptoms of sleep disorders include excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep, difficulty sleeping, and abnormal sleep behaviors.
A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. With accurate diagnosis, sleep specialists can treat most sleep disorders effectively.
What does a Sleep Medicine Specialist do?
A visit with our sleep team – sleep specialists, APRNs, and respiratory therapists – will follow you through the journey of diagnosis, treatment, problem solving and follow-up. Leaving these
Some of the more common conditions that are treated by Sleep Medicine Specialists are:
- Sleep Apnea
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Nightmare Disorders
- Sleep Walking
- Teeth Grinding
- REM-sleep Behavior Disorder
- Sleep-related Epilepsy
General education about sleep disorders from National Sleep Foundation
Sleep Apnea:? Youtube video by Mayo Clinic – What is Sleep Apnea
Cognitive behavioral therapy for Insomnia: Mayo Clinic Overview
Relaxation/Mindfulness: great relaxation downloadable audio resource from Dartmouth University
Restless Legs Syndrome: RLS Foundation