Help for Sleep Apnea in Albuquerque, New Mexico

More than 20 million people suffer from a condition called sleep apnea, and some of them may not even be aware of it. Whether sleep apnea disturbs your sleep or not, your body suffers the consequences. You can improve your sleep and your health with proper diagnosis and treatment, both of which are available at Neurology & Sleep Medicine.

Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea causes people to stop breathing multiple times (about 30 or more times per hour) throughout the night. There are two main types of sleep apnea:

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
    OSA is the more common type of sleep apnea in which breathing interruptions are caused by airway collapse.

    Central sleep apnea
    Central sleep apnea is a neurological issue in which the brain fails to send signals to the lungs to maintain a normal respiratory cycle during sleep.

Dr. Senthil Ramasamy at Neurology & Sleep Medicine is board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine, making him uniquely qualified to address both types of sleep apnea.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

Both types of sleep apnea share common symptoms and health risks. The only way to properly diagnose sleep apnea (and identify its cause) is through a diagnostic sleep study.

During a sleep study, information is collected about your heart and respiratory rates, brain activity, body movements and other body functions. This data is evaluated by your sleep specialist to determine if sleep apnea (or some other sleep disorder) exists.

Sleep apnea treatment options range from sleep masks to other oral devices and strategies. Dr. Ramasamy will help you determine the treatment that is best for you.

Why Neurology & Sleep Medicine

A number of sleep clinics in the greater Albuquerque area perform sleep studies to diagnose sleep apnea. However, Neurology & Sleep Medicine is the only sleep center that offers you personalized attention from a board-certified sleep specialist.

When you come to Neurology & Sleep Medicine, you meet with Dr. Ramasamy during your initial and evaluation consultations. He takes the time to understand your sleep problems and provide the education and support you need to effectively address your sleep apnea.

Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today.

Get help for central or obstructive sleep apnea at Neurology & Sleep Medicine. Call us to schedule a consultation today.

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