Services at Sleep Health Solutions
If you are one of the many who suffer from poor quality sleep, Sleep Health Solutions can help. We provide a safe, comfortable, and compassionate environment where sleep disorders are identified and effective treatment is recommended. We believe that Sleep Health Solutions offers clear, substantial advantages.
About Sleep Health Solutions
The Sleep Health Solutions testing center has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for over five years. Both physicians at Sleep Health Solutions are board-certified in Sleep Medicine and they have more than 40 years of combined experience in the field. Additionally, Dr. Rosenberg is certified in Neurology and Dr. DiMarco is a certified specialist in Critical Care Pulmonology. Learn more about our staff.
What Types of Sleep Disorders Does Testing Help Diagnose?
At Sleep Health Solutions, we support testing for a wide range of sleep problems, including:
This is the most common sleep disorder. Insomnia involves difficulty falling and remaining asleep. People with insomnia also often have trouble getting up in the morning, daytime fatigue, and other symptoms of sleep deprivation. Some people experience temporary insomnia for a short period, but it can also be a chronic disorder.
Insomnia is often related to other mental or physical conditions. Successful treatment for this disorder includes cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) and prescription sleeping medication.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
This sleep disorder is often associated with loud snoring. Sleep apnea is potentially dangerous though. Those who suffer from OSA experience short, yet continual periods during which they stop breathing. While they are asleep, muscles in the mouth and throat relax, allowing soft tissues to constrict the airway. The body and brain are consequently deprived of oxygen for 10 seconds or more. The brain sends a signal to the rest of the body, shocking it awake enough to free the airway and start breathing again.
Many people with sleep apnea do not remember snoring loudly or waking up throughout the night. However, they do feel unrested and fatigued during the day because of the constant interruptions in their nightly sleep patterns. If sleep apnea goes untreated, it can lead to hypertension, heart problems, stroke, or sudden death.
Find out How to Know If You Have Sleep Apnea.
The cause of this sleep disorder is ineffective neurological control of sleep and alertness. The most common symptoms of narcolepsy include tiredness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy, and sensorial hallucinations. People with narcolepsy may fall asleep at inappropriate times or lose control of their muscles in response to strong emotions. They also may feel unable to move their body when transitioning between wakefulness and sleep.
The onset of narcolepsy is typically between the late teenage years and early 20s. Sleep testing is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment often includes medication.
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
For people who struggle with REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, dreaming is also a physical activity. They do not experience paralysis during REM sleep, but act out intense or violent dreams. Instead of resting while asleep, people with RBD move their arms and legs, get up from bed and even do things they would normally do while awake. This may include talking, walking, yelling, hitting and kicking. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder becomes alarming when the sleeping person engages in dangerous behavior or acts out violence. This sleep disorder can be dangerous. Some people affected by RBD have reported injuring themselves or others while asleep.
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is often confused with other parasomnias. For that reason, diagnosing this disorder requires overnight sleep evaluation at a certified clinic. Successful treatment may involve medication prescribed by a specialized doctor.
Parasomnia is an umbrella term for unconscious behaviors, including sleep terrors, sleepwalking as well as eating or sexual activity while asleep. Parasomnias are regularly connected to other medical and sleep conditions. Treatment may require medication or safety measures to help control overnight behaviors.
Some people experience temporary paralysis when falling asleep or waking up. Sleep paralysis is a common yet frightening disorder. The symptoms of sleep paralysis can ease with a variety of treatment options.
Restless Legs Syndrome
RLS is a sleep disorder that is described as a strong, irresistible urge to move the legs while sleeping. It can feel like aching, muscle tension, tingling, or crawling along the legs and feet. This discomfort eases when the person moves, stretches, or rubs their legs. Restless Legs Syndrome makes it difficult to fall asleep or sleep through the night.
RLS can be brought on by long periods of inactivity, iron deficiency, or obesity. It is also a common side effect of pregnancy. Restless Legs Syndrome often causes tiredness, irritability, and concentration problems. Effective treatment may include iron supplements or medication.
Circadian Rhythm Disorders
This group of sleep disorders occurs when someone’s sleep cycle is unregulated. Circadian rhythm disorders are more common among people who are blind, work shifts, works in the dark, or regularly affected by jet lag. Regularly practicing good sleep hygiene can help address this type of sleep problem. Treatment may include melatonin supplements.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
This movement disorder is described as continual jerking limbs or cramping in the legs during sleep. It is often mistaken for restless leg syndrome, but is different in that movements tend to be repetitive or rhythmic. PLMD can be disruptive cause people to feel tired and unrested.
Do You Work with Healthcare Providers?
Yes. We gladly accept patient referrals. You and your patient can avoid scheduling delays and the inconvenience associated with the limited availability of sleep labs.
Sleep Health Solutions offers a unique service to physicians and physician groups by providing sleep screening for “at-risk patients” with multiple co-morbidity conditions. Our test results offer a clear snapshot of the patient’s sleep health that assists doctors in forming a diagnosis and a plan for therapy. Reports provided also help identify patients who would benefit from more extensive sleep analysis procedures such as PAP titration, fitting for dental devices, or surgical solutions.