Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Other Sleep Disorders
There are many conditions that can affect your sleep—with snoring and sleep apnea being two common culprits. However, there are more than 80 other disorders that can impact your sleep and daytime quality of life. Seeing a sleep specialist can help you better understand what is disrupting your sleep and the treatment options available to you.
This sleep disorder is characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. It is quite common and frequently coexists in individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatment options for insomnia include improving sleep hygiene, medications, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
This class of sleep disorders includes atypical nighttime behaviors such as sleep walking, sleep talking, and night terrors. In general, these types of sleep disorders are not dangerous, but can involve safety concerns.
This is a family of disorders defined by daytime sleepiness. One common example is narcolepsy, which is a relatively rare sleep disorder characterized by extreme sleepiness and a tendency for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep at unusual times.
This common class of sleep disorders is characterized by a misalignment of an individual's internal sleep-wake rhythm with societal norms. Examples include shift work sleep disorder, delayed sleep-wake phase disorder, and jet lag.
Restless legs syndrome is one such example wherein an uncomfortable sensation is experienced in the lower extremities as one is trying to fall asleep.
Meet Our Team
Our sleep team consists of board-certified sleep doctors who are dedicated to helping you sleep and breathe better. As leaders in the field, we use the latest techniques to properly diagnosis and manage the entire breadth of sleep disorders.
Did you know?
Stress reduction techniques and meditation have been shown to significantly improve sleep quantity and quality, particularly in individuals who suffer from insomnia.
For overweight individuals, excess tissue results in more airway narrowing and can predispose to acid reflux during the night.
Optimally, one should be able to arise without the aid of an alarm clock.