Sleep disorder conditions we treat include:
- Insomnia - the most common sleep disorder. People with insomnia have difficulty falling asleep, maintaining sleep, and getting good quality sleep
- Sleep apnea - obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that support the soft tissues in your throat, such as your tongue and soft palate, temporarily relax. This causes your airway to narrow or close, and breathing is momentarily cut off resulting in a significant drop in your oxygen levels and impacting the quality of your sleep
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS) – characterized by an urge to move the limbs due to unpleasant sensations during rest and inactivity. Symptoms occur during the night and can prevent you from falling asleep and maintaining sleep
- Hypersomnia - or hypersomnolence is when a person experiences sleepiness and struggles to stay awake several times during the day, despite sleeping at night for more than 6 to 8 hours
- Circadian rhythm disorders - The human body has an internal biological clock, which regulates the sleep-wake cycle (also known as the circadian cycle). This daily cycle can be disturbed due to multiple factors, which could lead to circadian rhythm sleep disorders
- Parasomnia – a sleep disorder that causes abnormal behavior while sleeping like sleepwalking, talking, night terrors, etc. These behaviors can occur at any stage during sleep and other people may not realize you are still asleep.
Healthpoint team of sleep experts will conduct a comprehensive evaluation including a full night sleep study at the sleep medicine center, where you where you will sleep in a hotel-like setting for your comfort. In the sleep study, different parameters are recorded simultaneously by surface electrodes for 6 to 8 hours as per your sleep schedule.
After the recording, sleep experts analyze the data to assess the quality of sleep and abnormal findings in accordance with the latest international guidelines in order to accurately diagnose the condition and provide the most effective treatment for each patient.
At Healthpoint’s Sleep Medicine Center, state-of-the-art technology, including mobile and stationary testing equipment, is utilized to ensure patient comfort during testing and accurate interpretation in accordance with validation studies.
Diagnostic and therapeutic testing procedures that we perform as needed at the Sleep Medicine Center:
- Overnight Polysomnography
- Overnight Polysomnography with extended 10-20 EEG Montage
- Overnight Polysomnography with 12 Leads ECG
- Overnight Polysomnography CPAP Titration
- Overnight Polysomnography BPAP Titration
- Overnight Polysomnography BPAP ST Titration
- Overnight Polysomnography ASV Titration
- Overnight Polysomnography with Dental Appliance Titration
- Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy with Polysomnography-3D evaluation of the upper airway to provide a personalized assessment and management
Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy with Polysomnography and CPAP to evaluate in pts with residual respiratory events to evaluate the anatomical changes in the anatomy of the upper airway and possible surgical interventions to resolve the issue.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test-Diagnosis
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test-Efficacy of pharmacological treatment for hypersomnolence conditions
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Positive airway pressure (PAP) Clinic follow-up program to download and interpret the data from the therapy device
Sleep apnea treatment options:
- Positive airway pressure therapy: a machine delivers air pressure through a piece that fits into your nose or is placed over your nose while you sleep
- Positional therapy: involves wearing a special device around your waist which gently vibrates when you start to roll over, the vibration alerts your body to change position without waking you up
- Weight reduction surgeries: weight loss solutions including weight reduction surgery can help reduce the severity of sleep apnea
- Dental solutions: increasing the transverse diameter of the upper airway can reduce the severity of sleep apnea
- Selective upper airway surgery: this treatment is decided based on a comprehensive evaluation using a drug-induced sleep endoscopy. Your physician will develop an individualized treatment plan based on your test results and diagnosis.
Sleep disorder procedures
DISE-PSG, Polysomnography, MSLT, MWT, Actigraphy, Actiwatch, sleep diary
Sleep Apnea Risk Factors
- Enlarged tonsils
- Narrow airway
- Short neck
- Big tongue
- Small lower jaw
- Malocclusion of the upper and lower jaw
- Overweight and obesity
What is a sleeping disorder?
A sleep disorder is a medical condition that interferes with your ability to get enough quality and quantity of sleep. Sleep disorders can have a negative impact on your mental and physical health, increasing your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, memory loss, and diabetes.
Sleep disorder possibly causes
Sleep apnea, Insomnia, snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness due to various reasons, restless leg syndrome, abnormal behavior during sleep (parasomnia), Circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy, jet lag disorders, respiratory failure due to many underlying conditions.
Are sleep disorders temporary?
It depends on the actual cause of the symptoms.
How are sleep disorders treated?
Again, it depends on the underlying cause. In sleep clinics, insufficient sleep and sleep hygiene-related symptoms are a typical occurrence. This can be readily remedied by adopting a healthier lifestyle. In contrast, if you have sleep apnea, you may require longer-term treatment.
How are sleep disorders diagnosed?
Having a consultation with a Sleep specialist whowill determine the type of investigations you require. There is a good chance that you will undergo an overnight sleep study.
When should I seek medical help for sleep?
There are numerous reasons to seek medical help for sleep related problems.
- If your sleep is disrupted & you wake up unrefreshed
- If you have trouble falling asleep or have trouble remaining asleep
- If you feel excessively sleepy in the daytime despite sleeping at night for more than 6 to 8 hours
- If you have any history of parasomnia like Sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep-related eating disorders, sleep hallucinations, or nightmare disorder.
- Circadian Rhythm disorder
- Movement disorder like Restless legs
- If you are a frequent traveler to different time zones & have sleep-related issues
Are there any home remedies to cure sleep disorders?
Modifications to one's lifestyle, such as improved sleep hygiene, can be quite effective in treating certain sleep disorders.