Sleep Disorders

Why do we need to sleep?
Sleep is an essential part of life. With our busy lives, we often fail to get a good night's rest or may even neglect healthy sleep altogether. For more information, click here.

What is insomnia?

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? If so, you may have insomnia. Insomnia is very common and is actually usually a symptom of another condition or disease. For more information, click here.

How can I treat insomnia?
Several prescription medications are available for people with insomnia; however, non-drug therapies or lifestyle modifications should be attempted first. For more information, click here.

What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common, and many times undiagnosed, sleep disorder. The disorder causes you to briefly stop breathing while asleep. Sleep apnea will often leave you feeling tired during the day. If it is not properly managed, your risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease goes up. For more information, click here.

How can I treat sleep apnea?

The primary treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine, which is worn while sleeping. Although there are no drugs to treat sleep apnea, there are many drugs you need to avoid. For more information, click here.

What is restless legs syndrome?
Restless legs syndrome is often described as a creeping or crawling sensation in the legs that occurs at rest. The sensations results in an almost uncontrollable urge to move the legs. For more information, click here.

How can I treat restless legs syndrome?
Recently, two prescription medications have been approved for the treatment of restless legs syndrome. For more information, click here.

Does my child have a sleep disorder?
Sleep disorders in children are often either unrecognized or misdiagnosed. Knowing what to look for in your child can help your doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition. For more information, click here.

What can I do to promote good sleep health?
Everyone should try to improve their sleep health. Consider these tips from the National Sleep Foundation. For more information, click here.

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