Treatment Options for Common Sleep Problems & Disorders

Dr. Senthil Ramasamy at Neurology & Sleep Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico has the training and experience to diagnose and treat all types of sleep problems and disorders.

Non-invasive Treatments

Some sleep problems are the result of stress and/or poor sleep environment. Many patients may improve their sleep quality and quantity with non-invasive treatments that include lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Stress management strategies, including yoga and meditation
  • Regular exercise
  • Diet with reduced or eliminated caffeine, alcohol and other foods that trigger body chemistry changes linked to sleep disturbances
  • Improved sleep environment
  • Regular bed time

These treatments are often recommended before trying more intensive treatment methods.

Sleep Apnea Treatments

Sleep apnea treatment involves interventions to keep airways open. The gold standard for sleep apnea treatment is continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP. However, sleep masks can also be used for bi-level positive airway pressure (bi-PAP) or auto CPAP. Other devices may be used to support tissues in the mouth and throat as well.

Other Sleep Disorder Treatments

Treatments for neurological sleep disorders often require medication. Temporary insomnia may also be addressed with an OTC or prescription sleep aid, but if insomnia persists, further diagnostics may be required to identify other possible conditions causing sleeplessness.

Finding the Right Treatment for Your Sleep Problem

The key to finding the right treatment for your sleep problem is accurate diagnosis. Some diagnoses may be made simply by reporting your symptoms. Others may require a diagnostic sleep study. Dr. Ramasamy will determine the diagnostic procedures required to treat your sleep problem. Contact Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule an initial consultation.

Get the treatment you need for a better night’s rest. Call Neurology & Sleep Medicine to schedule an initial consultation.

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