When You Should Seek Sleep Medicine
Sleep is essential for everyone’s health and wellbeing and yet around one in three adults do not get enough sleep, according to the CDC. Furthermore, about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep issues. If you are someone who has trouble falling or staying asleep, or if you are experiencing other issues that impact the quality of your sleep, then our neurologists Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Akshay Shah can help you find out what’s going on.
Sleep problems we treat
Here at San Jose Pacific Neurology Center, we offer the latest and most advanced technologies and equipment to be able to diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep problems including:
- Sleep apneas
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Night terrors
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
Our neurologists have undergone additional training in sleep medicine to be able to provide this type of treatment to their San Jose, CA, area patients. Since many sleep disorders can increase your risk for certain health problems including diabetes and stroke, it’s important that you turn to our neurological team to get answers and also an effective treatment plan.
Receiving a Diagnosis and Treatment
When you come into our practice, we will get to know more about the symptoms you are experiencing regarding your sleep health. From there, we can determine which tests or procedures to run based on the symptoms you are experiencing. A sleep study is one of the best ways for us to detect most sleep disorders. You will stay overnight in our lab where electrodes will be connected to your head and body to monitor your vital signs and to help us detect sleep disturbances.
Once our neurologists have had a chance to evaluate your results, we will discuss your treatment options with you. Not all sleep disorders are treated the same way. While most will benefit from leading a healthier lifestyle and practicing good sleep hygiene, some sleep problems such as obstructive sleep apnea will require the use of a CPAP machine to keep airways open while you sleep. We will discuss any and all treatment options with you so that you can make the best and most informed decision regarding your health.