Sleep Medicine Specialists in Southern Nevada
Sleep medicine is a field of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of various sleep disorders. These may include:
- Jet lag
- Night terrors
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Restless legs syndrome
- Sleep apnea
In order to properly identify the issue causing problems, special diagnostic tests called sleep studies may be necessary:
- A polysomnogram monitors a patient’s sleep cycles overnight. A physician can identify potential problems based on a recording of brain, breathing, and muscle activity while asleep. This type of sleep study is commonly recommended if obstructive sleep apnea is suspected.
- A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) measures how long it takes you to fall asleep in a quiet environment during the daytime.
- A CPAP study is an overnight test that determines whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can alleviate a patient’s sleeping disorder. A CPAP device is commonly prescribed in cases of sleep apnea.
We all require a good night’s sleep to operate at our best, and to feel healthy and happy. If it has been a long time since you’ve felt rested, you might want to visit with one of the sleep medicine specialists at Pulmonary Associates in Southern Nevada. Call (702) 384-5101 today or use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule your appointment.