Do I Have a Sleep Disorder?
Are you struggling to get enough sleep, feel extremely tired during the day, or find it difficult to concentrate? You may have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome. While every person has the occasional sleepless night, if you are chronically unable to get the rest you need to function and enjoy life, you may need treatment.
Can a Sleep Disorder Affect My Health?
Sleep disorders like sleep apnea can have a negative impact on your overall health. Not only does it impact your cognitive function, but it can also lead to high blood pressure, weight gain, and depression as well as other medical complications. Getting enough sleep is critical to your overall good health.
What Are the Symptoms of a Sleep Disorder?
While symptoms may vary depending on the type of sleep disorder you have, general symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, napping during the day, irritability or anxiety, inability to concentrate, and depression.
How Do I Get My Sleep Disorder Diagnosed?
Your first step is to make an appointment with Park Avenue Medical Professionals. Our team will talk with you about your symptoms, complete a full physical exam, and recommend testing, such as a sleep study or bloodwork. Depending on the type of sleep disorder you have, there are a variety of treatments available. In some cases, your sleep disorder can be treated with behavioral and lifestyle changes, such as relaxation training, good sleep hygiene, light-phase shift therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy. Other conditions may require prescription medication, such as sleeping pills or melatonin. Sleep apnea is most commonly treated using a CPAP machine or dental appliance.
If you are struggling to get the restorative sleep you need, the first step to a better night’s sleep begins with a consultation at Park Avenue Medical Professionals. Our physicians offer comprehensive diagnoses and treatments for a wide range of sleep disorders. We are known for our compassionate care and personalized approach. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our office at 212.427.2000. You can also make an appointment by filling out this form.