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Sleep Disorders

The sleep disorders center at Pulmonary Disease Specialists offers observation, treatment, and support for people suffering from various sleep disorders. Your visit to the center includes diagnosis of your issue and assistance correcting or coping with the problem.

Our sleep disorders clinic includes comfortable sleeping accommodations, private bathroom facilities, and various entertainment options to help you relax and prepare for sleep. Your time at the clinic will be similar to your time at home, but you will leave with an understanding of your sleep disorder and be on your way to regaining your ability to sleep properly.

A visit to Central Florida Sleep Centers provides access to:
Experienced board certified sleep professionals
The staff at our sleep disorders clinic includes full-time board certified medical professionals. With fewer than 200 practitioners in this field throughout the country, you are assured access to the best professionals in the industry. The care you receive at Pulmonary Disease Specialists’ sleep disorders clinic is comprehensive and compassionate.

State-of-the-art technology and the latest in sleep disorder research
The field of sleep disorder research is more advanced than ever before. The field of behavioral sleep medicine provides access to several benefits to help you manage your sleep disorder, regardless of the cause.

Comprehensive mind-body approach to treatment of sleep disorders
Diagnosing a sleep disorder can be a difficult process. Sleep disorder symptoms mimic other diseases and vice versa. Sleep disorders can also co-exist with various diseases. In order to properly treat a sleep disorder, a careful, thorough diagnosis is essential.

Combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication therapy
We offer access to several different types of sleep disorder treatment and often combine one or more treatments to achieve the desired results. We understand numerous factors can play a role in your sleep disorder. Causes can be physiological, cognitive, behavioral, or emotional, and your treatment should address each of these issues.

What Issues does Our Sleep Disorders Clinic Address?
Insomnia
Insomnia is the inability to fall or stay asleep. Insomnia is often used as a broad term to describe disturbed sleep. We determine if a patient suffers from insomnia by addressing two basic issues: Does the patient experience difficulty sleeping or does the patient have difficulty falling or staying asleep?

Snoring
Snoring is one of the most common sleep disorders and can lead to the interruption of the sleep of others not suffering from a specific disorder. Snoring occurs when there is a vibration of the respiratory structure caused by obstructed air movement while sleeping. Snoring ranges from light and barely noticeable to loud and disruptive. Snoring can also indicate a problem with a serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea
People experience sleep apnea when abnormal pauses in breathing occur during sleep. Sleep apnea might occur if breathing is extremely low during sleep. The individual pauses are called apneas and can last up to several minutes. For some people with a severe condition the apneas occur several dozen times per hour.

Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy triggers sleep attacks and excessive sleepiness at irregular times. Narcoleptics often fall into REM sleep within five minutes and can do so at any time.

Nightmare Disorder
A person suffering from nightmare disorder or dream anxiety disorder suffers from frequent disturbing dreams. Dreams often include life-threatening situations and typically occur during REM sleep. Most people suffer from occasional nightmares, but those with a nightmare disorder experience sleep interruptions from nightmares frequently enough to affect their quality of life.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
PLMD occurs when a person moves his or her limbs involuntarily while sleeping. Even if the person does not awaken during the movements, he or she experiences disturbed sleep. A person with PLMD might experience sleepiness, narcolepsy, or insomnia in addition to the sleep movements.

Shift-Work Disorder
Working non-traditional hours is difficult for many people and it sometimes triggers a problem with a person’s natural circadian rhythms. Schedule changes, whether they are permanent or temporary, can cause sleep problems that affect a person’s ability to perform a job effectively.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders
A person suffering with a circadian rhythm disorder is unable to wake at times that allow for a normal life schedule. Falling asleep in time to wake up for school or work is nearly impossible. Their natural body clock makes it difficult to sleep the hours of a regular schedule, but otherwise, their sleep is undisturbed.

If you believe you suffer from a sleep disorder or someone you love exhibits signs of any of the above disorders, contact the sleep disorders clinic at Pulmonary Disease Specialists.