Sleep Medicine

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A good night’s sleep is something that most of us take for granted. But for millions of Americans, getting a good night’s sleep and waking up feeling rested is extremely difficult. Symptoms from sleep disorders range in severity – from excessive daytime drowsiness to seizures, and in some cases, even death.

Our specialized Sleep Center team evaluates patients with extreme care and the latest diagnostic and treatment procedures. Our state-of-the-art Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine – reflecting excellence in sleep medicine. Our goal is to help all our patients achieve healthy sleeping patterns.

Treatment Programs & Services

Chronic Insomnia

Insomnia, which means sleepless in Latin, is the inability to obtain sufficient sleep, making it difficult for an individual to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. Insomnia over a long period of time, or chronic insomnia leaves individuals feeling exhausted and irritable, reducing their quality of life and wellness.

Narcolepsy


Narcolepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system that occurs when abnormal brain chemistry interrupts the natural wake/sleep cycle. The sleeping disorder is characterized by a sudden, overwhelming urge to sleep during waking hours, regardless of the circumstance.

Restless Leg Syndrome


Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, is a neurological disease that induces uncomfortable sensations in one or both legs, causing an overwhelming urge to move one’s body. The symptoms usually occur at night resulting in daytime sleepiness. Individuals my also experience RLS while sitting for long periods of time.

Sleep Apnea


Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted by a lack of respiratory effort while sleeping. The pauses in between the shallow breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes, causing drops in blood oxygen levels. There are behavioral and cognitive effects of sleep apnea that can come to light in the waking state. In extreme cases, sleep apnea may trigger seizures or even cause death.

Sleep Disorders in Children

Toddlers to adolescents can suffer from apnea, insomnia and parasomnias. Parasomnias are unusual behaviors during sleep such as sleepwalking, bed-wetting and night terrors. Symptoms of childhood sleep disorders can be entirely different from adults. In children, apnea can cause daytime hyperactivity, school difficulties, irritability and even failure to grow physically. Sleep problems in children can be solved with simple behavioral interventions without medications or surgery

Sleep Testing

You may spend one or two nights at our state-of-the-art CaroMont Sleep Medicine Center in one of our eight sleep diagnostic bedrooms. A polysomnogram test is performed throughout the night in a private room equipped with sophisticated devices for monitoring sleep patterns, breathing, heart activity and body movements. During your stay, we will make every effort to maintain your regular sleep routine and make you as comfortable as possible. Once a diagnosis is made, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to discuss treatment. We offer timely scheduling and CPAP and BiPAP Support.

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