Sleep disorders refer to a change or disturbance in a patient's normal sleep pattern. Sleep disorders may affect the amount of sleep and quality of sleep someone receives. Sleep timing may also be of concern in the case of disorders like narcolepsy. Sleep disorders can be linked to both medical and emotional causes.
Sleep disorder treatment centers in Florida
Getting enough sleep is essential to your health and well-being, and our sleep specialists are here to help you find the rest you need.
It can be easy to write tossing and turning off as minor issues or to dismiss symptoms of poor sleep. However, these and other sleep issues can point to a sleep disorder. Our sleep specialists are dedicated to pinpointing the cause of your sleep problem so you can return to a good night’s rest through sleep studies and other therapies.
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Sleep conditions we treat
We are able to diagnose and treat a range of sleep disorders and issues that impact your ability to fall or stay asleep, including:
- Night sweats (excessive sweating while sleeping)
- Seizures during sleep
- Sleep apnea
- Sleep walking
- Other disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness
- Other medical and neurological problems that affect sleep
Our sleep disorder treatment program
The first thing we'll do if we suspect you have a sleep disorder is talk about your symptoms and medical history.
Diagnostic sleep studies
It's important for us to know how you're feeling and what questions you have. We are a team in your healthcare, along with your family and any other specialists you work with.
Once we can understand more about your situation, we can recommend the right types of diagnostic tests, which may include:
- Adaptive servo ventilation (ASV) studies
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) studies
- Maintenance of wakefulness tests
- Multiple sleep latency testing
- Video-monitored electroencephalograms (EEGs) and at-home EEGs, when appropriate
Diagnostic sleep studies (polysomnography)
Many of our practices and sleep centers offer sleep studies to help determine precisely what's going on in your body while you sleep. In most cases, this involves coming in for an overnight sleep test in our facility, but we do offer some take-home tests for certain situations. We will connect you to the right types of monitoring equipment and then collect the data while you sleep.
With this information, our specialists will be able to diagnose you and craft a personalized treatment plan.
Sleep medicine and pulmonology
If you are sleeping poorly, it may be because you are breathing poorly. This is because your respiratory health can directly affect your sleep. Your lung health can directly relate to your sleeping habits.
That's why we our sleep medicine specialists have such a close relationship with our pulmonologists (lung doctors). They work together to treat your related conditions so they can enable you to rest and breathe easier.
Sleep medicine specialists
Because your sleep is related to your overall health, you will likely work with a variety of specialists to treat your sleep disorders. Some of our team members include:
- Sleep medicine doctors (somnologists)
- Psychologists and psychiatrists
- Imaging and diagnostic technicians