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