If you are frustrated from dealing with troubled sleep, you are not alone. Approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by a sleep problem.
Lack of sleep affects more than performance. Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, can actually lead to serious health problems. Chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and obesity are often associated with sleep disorders. Fortunately, scientific advancements have led to very effective treatments of many sleep disorders.
The Polyclinic's American Board of Sleep Medicine certified specialists provide consultations and diagnostic evaluations for patients suspected of having sleep disorders. Our physicians, David Chang, MD and Meghana Doreswamy, MD, work closely with each patient to evaluate lifestyle and sleep patterns to develop effective and thorough treatment plans. We have multiple locations including a dedicated Sleep Center to provide these services.
Patients can develop a variety of sleep problems that hinder restful nights and benefit from a sleep study. These include periodic limb movements of sleep or PLMS (repeated jerking of the limbs, usually the legs during sleep) or Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), sleep walking, night terrors, narcolepsy, agitations and/or confused states during sleep (REM behavior disorder), and problems associated with changing shift work or difficulties adjusting to a ‘normal’ day/night schedule.
In accordance with the American Academy of Sleep medicine (AASM) guidelines, The Polyclinic Sleep Center state-of-the-art facility offers comprehensive sleep studies with the comforts of home. Our goal is to help you get a good night’s sleep and return to a normal, productive life.
- Treatment for patients 16 years of age and up
- Diagnostic overnight sleep studies
- Evaluation of snoring
- CPAP, BiPAP and ASV titrations-overnight studies
- Nap testing (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Follow-up care
Common symptoms of sleep problems
- Loud, frequent snoring
- Frequent pauses in breathing during sleep
- Gasping, snorting or choking during sleep
- Not feeling refreshed after waking and sleepy during the day, no matter how much time is spent in bed
- Waking up with shortness of breath, chest pains, headaches, nasal congestion, or a dry throat