About Sleeping Disorders

Sleep Disorders can lead to disruptions in daytime functioning and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. As a comprehensive center, Fox Valley Sleep Medicine deals with the diagnosis and testing of all sleep disorders. An overnight sleep study, known as a polysomnogram (PSG), is necessary to diagnose sleep disorders. During this procedure a variety of physiological parameters are recorded. The data is analyzed and reviewed by Sleep Specialists, who then make appropriate recommendations to manage the condition.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea:
OSA is a condition in which the breathing of a person stops repeatedly during his/her sleep. It stops due to collapsing of airway and prevents from entering the lungs. Disruptive sleep patterns increases the excessive sleepiness and fatigue condition during the day.
OSA can easily be identified and effectively treated if diagnosed early, and reduces the risk of potential life threatening conditions like hypertension, heart failure, stroke, sexual dysfunction, atrial fibrillation, diabetes and other.
It is important to properly identify and successfully treat patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It can be treated with a simple method of using CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) BIPAP (Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure) devices that helps an individual to significantly improve their all night

Restless Legs Syndrome
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that affects the legs and causes an urge to move them.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Feeling tired upon waking

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. These sudden sleep attacks may occur during any type of activity at any time of the day.

Parasomnias are disruptive sleep-related disorders that can occur during arousals from REM sleep or partial arousals from Non-REM sleep. Parasomnias include nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, confusional arousals, and many others.

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