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Essentials in Sleep 

Insomnia The most common sleep complaint occurs when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or do not feel refreshed in the morning. Daytime fatigue and other effects of insomnia can impact nearly every aspect of your life.
MORE>>Jet Lag When you travel across multiple time zones, you may have trouble adjusting to the new schedule because your circadian rhythms are still aligned with the previous time zone. Jet lag is a temporary condition. MORE>>Narcolepsy This lifelong sleep disorder makes you feel overwhelmingly tired, with the potential for sudden uncontrollable sleep attacks. Narcolepsy can impact nearly every aspect of your life.
MORE>>Restless legs syndrome The symptoms of restless legs syndrome make it difficult to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. You may lie down and begin to feel burning or itching inside your legs. These symptoms may go away when you get up.
MORE>>Shift work If you have difficulty adjusting to a non-traditional work schedule that occurs when most people sleep, you may have shift work disorder. Your quality of sleep may be poor and you may feel fatigued or exhausted.
MORE>>Sleep apnea Untreated obstructive sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing during sleep. People who have this common and serious sleep disorder frequently snore loudly or make choking noises as they try to breathe.
MORE>>Snoring You snore when the flow of air from breathing makes the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate. Snoring can be a nuisance your partner and anyone nearby.
MORE>>Home Sleep Testing Testing devices used at home can provide a board certified sleep medicine physician with the information he or she needs to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea.
MORE>>In-Lab Sleep Study This type of sleep study provides the board certified sleep medicine physician with the most complete evaluation of your sleep. You will be required to stay overnight at a sleep center, hospital or hotel room. MORE>>CPAP Continuous positive airway pressure is the frontline treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP keeps your airway open by providing a gentle stream of air through a mask you wear while you sleep. MORE>>