There are several options for treating sleep apnea:
- CPAP remains the gold standard for treatment
- Auto-PAP and Bi-level/BPAP’s are also available
- Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercise, a healthy diet, quitting smoking and drinking
- Dental appliance
- Surgery – uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or maxillomandibular advancement
To learn more about these treatment options click here.
We provide both cognitive behavioral therapy as well as pharmacologic therapy but insomnia can sometimes be a symptom of another condition so work with your doctor to understand if there is an underlying cause.
Cognitive and behavioral treatment for insomnia has been a popular and effective form of treatment, offering tools such as relaxation training and cognitive behavioral therapy. There are over-the-counter and prescription medical options such as sleep aids and benzodiazepine. Alternative medicines are also available but these have not been thoroughly tested and their side-effects are largely unknown. Before starting a treatment option it is important to discuss it with your doctor.
We have extensive experience in providing both pharmacologic and behavioral treatment to patients with narcolepsy. The standard of treatment includes medication that acts as stimulants and reduces narcoleptic symptoms such as Ritalin or antidepressants. Behavioral changes can also help symptoms like keeping a regular sleep schedule, exercising, and planned naps.
Restless Leg Syndrome
There is no cure for RLS but treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome include vitamin supplementation, diet changes, and pharmacological therapy to relieve symptoms. Restless leg syndrome could also be a symptom of an underlying cause which would need to be treated.
Other Sleep-Related Disorders
Behavioral and pharmacologic therapies are available for the treatment of disruptive sleep events such as confusional arousals, sleepwalking, sleep terrors and REM behavior disorder. We also provide therapy for circadian rhythm disorders, sleep-related movement disorders, sleep-related epilepsy, and sleep-related headaches.
When available, all treatment modalities that we provide are available for both adult and pediatric patients.