Author: admin (Andy )

Home / admin
Chronic vs Acute Insomnia: Definition, Symptoms, and Causes
Post

Chronic vs Acute Insomnia: Definition, Symptoms, and Causes

Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or trouble getting restful, uninterrupted sleep. It’s the most common sleep disorder in the United States, with short-term insomnia affecting nearly 1 in 3 adults and long-term, chronic insomnia affecting 1 in 10 adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 70 million Americans experience...

Narcolepsy and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): Diagnosis and Reasons
Post

Narcolepsy and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): Diagnosis and Reasons

Narcolepsy is a relatively rare sleep disorder, affecting an estimated 200,000 Americans. However, researchers believe many more people with this sometimes debilitating sleep disorder may be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, due to this condition being difficult to recognize based on symptoms alone. Many other sleep disorders, physical illnesses, drug interaction side effects and even mental illnesses...

What Is Narcolepsy? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)
Post

What Is Narcolepsy? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options)

How do sleep medicine physicians define narcolepsy? First, it’s important to note that narcolepsy is one of the less commonly seen sleep disorders. Many people who have excessive daytime sleepiness—who yawn a lot, fall asleep very easily or take unwanted naps during the day—may think they may be narcoleptic, but they’re probably mistaken. It’s far...

Why Am I So Sleepy All the Time?
Post

Why Am I So Sleepy All the Time?

“I’m tired and sleepy every day,” said the exhausted patient. No matter how early she went to bed or how late she slept, she still felt extremely tired and fatigued. She lacked the energy and mental clarity to do the things she loved to do. Sometimes she’d take naps at work, or worry about falling...

All Sleep Disorders Do Not Require a Sleep Study
Post

All Sleep Disorders Do Not Require a Sleep Study

Do you—or does your primary care physician—have reason to believe that you may have a sleep disorder? You may think that you need to have a polysomnogram (sleep study) in order to verify you have a sleep disorder or sleep problem, and furthermore to determine which one you have and what’s causing it. However, this...

What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study?
Post

What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study?

If your doctor or sleep medicine specialist has already performed a sleep study and has determined your airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping, they’ll likely prescribe you continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Once they decide you require CPAP therapy, they’ll likely order a CPAP titration study. What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)...

What is a Sleep Study or Polysomnography? (Types, Reasons, and Indications)
Post

What is a Sleep Study or Polysomnography? (Types, Reasons, and Indications)

Sleep disorders are common and not only do they disrupt your sleep, they can truly impact your quality of life. They can also affect your partner’s sleep as well. To receive an official sleep disorder diagnosis, your primary care physician will likely refer you to a sleep professional for an in-laboratory sleep study test known...

Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons
Post

Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons

If your doctor suspects you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they’ll likely recommend you have a sleep study conducted to diagnose the disorder properly. To determine the diagnosis, there are two primary types of sleep study tests: a polysomnogram (PSG) where you’re supervised by a sleep technologist and a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) where...