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Sleep Disorders

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSA is a sleep disorder characterized by the collapse of the upper airway during sleep that causes obstruction to air flow. OSA is diagnosed by a sleep study that demonstrates no airflow but respiratory effort, with accompanying oxygen drop and brain wave subconscious wake-up. Symptoms are snoring, witnessed struggling breathing (apneas) while sleeping, and daytime tiredness or sleepiness.

OSA is linked to hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and auto accidents.

OSA is diagnosed by a sleep study. Depending upon your insurance carrier, most sleep studies can be performed locally at the Contra Costa Sleep Center. Should your doctor request a sleep study, our staff at RMG can assist you in making an appointment.

Results are received within 10 business days, and, if warranted, our Board Certified Sleep Specialist will recommend the appropriate treatment for OSA, such as CPAP therapy, an oral appliance, or sometimes surgery.

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder of unknown cause characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, and sometimes cataplexy (sudden onset of uncontrolled sleep).

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome is the sensation of creepy crawling feelings in the legs while trying to fall asleep. Periodic Leg Movement Disorder is a movement of the legs while sleeping, and is associated with subconscious wakeups. Often patients who experience Restless Leg Syndrome will also have Periodic Leg Movement Disorder.

Insomnia

Sleep onset insomnia: trouble falling asleep .
Sleep maintenance insomnia: awakening from sleep and trouble going back to sleep.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome: Patient goes to bed too late, and has trouble awakening in the morning (frequently seen in teenagers).
Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome: Patient goes to bed too early, and awakens too early (frequently seen in seniors).




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