Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. People with insomnia usually experience symptoms such as fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, and changes in mood.
Narcolepsy is characterized as overwhelming drowsiness and an extreme tendency to fall asleep at any time. People with narcolepsy usually feel very sleepy during the day, and may even fall asleep during normal activities. Although there is no cure, medication and behavioral treatments can typically improve symptoms.
Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Our pediatric sleep specialists care for children – from newborns to adolescents – dealing with a variety of sleep problems. Learn more about Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Syndrome is defined as an irresistible urge to move the legs during sleep, often accompanied by unusual or unpleasant sensations that may be described as creeping, tugging or pulling.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a health condition characterized by a repetitive stopping or slowing of breathing that can occur hundreds of times during the night. This often leads to poor sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness. Risks of untreated sleep apnea include high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans have at least mild OSA.
A variety of treatment options are available for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. To learn more, visit the following departments:
Sleepwalking originates during sleep and results in people walking or performing other complex behaviors, often with little or no memory after it happens.
Snoring is a common problem among all ages and genders, characterized as noisy breathing during sleep. People are generally unaware of their snoring, and must rely on the observations of their bed-partners. Although snoring alone is not serious, it is a symptom of sleep apnea, which is a serious condition that requires medical attention.