Treatment of Common Sleep Disorders

There’s nothing like a good night of sleep. Your body has a chance to rest and heal and prepare you for a new day. But for many, sleep is a fight that can severely interfere with daily life. An estimated 50 to 70 million adults in the United States experience sleep or wakeful related disturbances. Insufficient sleep contributes to automobile accidents, work place injuries, and difficulty performing daily tasks. Certain health problems can affect sleep and a lack of sleep also contributes adversely to existing health problems.

The Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at Desert Regional offers treatment of a variety of sleep disorders including:

  • Insomnia – occasional and chronic
  • Sleep Apnea – Obstructive, Central and Mixed Sleep Apnea
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) – a parasomnia condition in which a person’s normal REM paralysis is incomplete and they act out vivid dreams
  • Other parasomnias such as sleep walking
  • Narcolepsy – sleep attacks during waking hours
  • Restless Legs Syndrome

The program is led by Pedram Navab, DO, a board certified sleep medicine specialist with more than 10 years of experience. For conditions that require a sleep study for proper diagnosis—like sleep apnea—patients can be referred to a local sleep laboratory. These studies are then reviewed to build a unique treatment plan for each patient. Other conditions do not require a sleep study and may be treated without medication, such as insomnia, which can be treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I).

For more information or to schedule a consultation regarding any sleep issues you or a loved one may be experiencing, call (760) 416-4511.

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/features/dssleep/
https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems/sleep-apnea

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