Up to 70 million Americans have sleep disorders such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and narcolepsy. At NY Metro Sleep in the Bronx, New York, double-board-certified sleep medicine specialist Rajendra M. Rampersaud, MD, and his team offer high-quality care for various sleep disorders, including excessive daytime sleepiness and sleepwalking. Call the New York City-based office to request treatment for a sleep disorder today or book online.
Sleep disorders are medical conditions that keep you from getting restful or rejuvenating sleep. Almost everyone has problems sleeping occasionally, but if your symptoms last for weeks or even months, they may increase your risk of more serious health problems, like heart disease.
The NY Metro Sleep team can determine what’s keeping you up at night and select the best type of treatment.
At NY Metro Sleep, the team treats various sleep disorders, including:
Insomnia makes it difficult to fall or stay asleep. About 1 in 10 Americans has chronic insomnia. Depending on the underlying cause, lifestyle changes and activity modification can improve your sleep.
Excessive daytime sleepiness, or hypersomnia, refers to a near-constant feeling of exhaustion. If you have hypersomnia, you may feel tired even after getting eight full hours of sleep.
OSA is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing multiple times during sleep. Specifically, it causes the tissues at the back of your throat to block your airways. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy or a custom oral appliance can provide lasting relief.
Sleepwalking, or somnambulism, causes you to get out of bed during sleep. It’s most common in children and teens but may also affect adults. Sleepwalking isn’t typically serious but may increase your risk of a slip-and-fall accident.
Narcolepsy causes you to fall asleep suddenly without warning. Researchers don’t know what causes narcolepsy, but it’s thought a combination of genetics and abnormal brain signals may contribute.
The NY Metro Sleep team can spot even subtle signs of sleep disorders and help you feel better.
Treatment of sleep disorders depends on the disorder you have and the severity of your symptoms. The team might recommend:
If your symptoms continue, even with healthy lifestyle changes, the NY Metro Sleep team might prescribe medication. Several drugs can treat sleep disorders, including sleeping pills and nutritional supplements, like melatonin.
Call NY Metro Sleep to learn more about treating sleep disorders today or click the online booking feature.