The average adult needs at least seven hours of sleep for optimal health. However, there are a number of reasons why you may not be getting sufficient quality sleep—including medical and/or neurological issues. Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for all types of sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders are classified based on when and/or how they affect a sleeper. Types of sleep disorders are:
Sleep disorders may have environmental causes, including poor sleep hygiene, or may be caused by underlying medical and/or mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety.
There are a variety of ways by which a sleep disorder may be diagnosed. Some may be diagnosed based on symptoms reported by the patient and medical history. Others may require a sleep study and/or other medical tests.
A sleep specialist can help you understand the diagnostic process for the type of sleep problem you are experiencing. Once a diagnosis is determined, your sleep doctor can find the right treatment option for you.
Many sleep disorders stem from brain dysfunction. As a result, sleep medicine and neurology are closely linked. Neurology & Sleep Medicine’s Dr. Senthil Ramasamy is board-certified in both medical specialties, making him uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat all types of sleep disorders. Every patient benefits from his expertise—Dr. Ramasamy meets with every patient to ensure their questions are answered and their treatment is working.
For a higher level of patient care, contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule a consultation.