For optimal physical, mental and emotional health, you need at least seven hours of quality sleep each night. Sleep disorders can rob you of the quantity and quality of sleep you need, and if left untreated, put you at higher risk for a multitude of health problems.
While you lie calmly during sleep, often unconscious of your thoughts, you are actually experiencing a complicated biophysical phenomenon. During sleep, your brain reprocesses sensory information, thoughts and emotions—moving information from short-term to long-term memory, enhancing or pruning neural networks, etc. Signals from your brain continue to travel to all parts of your body, affecting your heart and breathing rates, eye movements and muscle contractions.
Any disruption or imbalance in the electrochemical messaging system can lead to a number of sleep disorders, such as:
Over time, these sleep disorders can lead to severe health consequences, including obesity, cardiovascular disease and increased risk of accidents.
For optimal health, sleep disorders must be appropriately addressed. Neurology & Sleep Medicine provides unparalleled care for sleep disorders. Dr. Senthil Ramasamy, our board-certified sleep specialist, is also board-certified in neurology, making him uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat all types of sleep problems. Dr. Ramasamy personally meets with every patient during an initial consultation to learn more about your symptoms and explain the diagnostic process. He meets with patients again to discuss treatment after his evaluation of a diagnostic sleep study.
If you have a sleep problem, contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule a consultation.