Help for Sleep Disorders in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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.

Types of Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders are classified based on when and/or how they affect a sleeper. Types of sleep disorders are:

  • Insomnia—a condition in which someone has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Hypersomnia—a condition in which someone sleeps too much and/or during normal wake times (e.g. narcolepsy)
  • Parasomnias—undesired behaviors or experiences that occur during sleep, such as sleepwalking, nightmares, bedwetting, etc.
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders—conditions that affect breathing rate and effort during sleep (e.g. sleep apnea)
  • Sleep movement disorders—conditions in which someone experiences movements that disturb sleep, such as Restless Legs Syndrome and bruxism
  • Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders—conditions in which someone has difficulty regulating his or her sleep cycle (often the result of shift work or jet lag)

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.

The Diagnostic Process for Sleep Disorders

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.

Sleep Disorder Treatment and Better Patient Care

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.

Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Rio Rancho, NM offers treatment for all types of sleep disorders. Call us to schedule your consultation today.

Sleep: The Foundation of Your Health—We Can Strengthen It.