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Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are very common. They are also incredibly debilitating because not only do they affect your sleep habits, but the issues carry through to the daytime as you are deprived of the proper amount of sleep. Quality sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect, mood, weight, and hormone levels.

Identifying the underlying causes of your sleeping problem is the best thing you can do to help yourself. Do you feel irritable or tired during the day? Do you have difficulty concentrating? Do you require caffeinated beverages often? These seemingly normal feelings could actually be symptoms of a sleep disorder.

If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, there are simple tests and studies that can identify your issues, and set you on a course for a better night’s sleep and healthier life.

Some Signs of Sleep Disorders:
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring at night
  • Waking up
  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches upon waking
  • Unintentional sleep
  • Acting out dreams
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How Can Three Village Neurology Help?

Dr. Bruno specializes in both Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy, as well as general neurology. In his practice, he only uses the most up to date technologies to diagnose and treat these conditions; Polysomnography and Electroencephalography respectively. Both Epilepsy and Sleep Apnea are treatable if properly diagnosed, and in most cases, sufferers go on to lead incredibly fulfilling and uninhibited lives. If you are suffering from the symptoms of either of these diseases, contact Dr. Bruno, a neurologist in Nesconset, Long Island and together you can get the answers you need, create a plan of action, and be on your way to living a healthier life.

Causes Of Sleep Apnea

Are you feeling tired even after a long night’s sleep? Do you receive complaints about loud snoring? If so, then you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when your breathing stops and starts repeatedly throughout your sleep. This breathing interruption usually lasts for at least ten seconds and can be problematic leading to complications such as daytime fatigue, drowsy driving, high blood pressure, heart problems, and type 2 diabetes. If you think you may be suffering from sleep apnea, our neurologist in Nesconset, Dr. James Bruno can help you get the sleep you need and deserve.

There are three main types of sleep apnea:

Our neurologist in Nesconset, Long Island will be able to diagnose and treat each type of sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: this is the most common form of sleep apnea which happens when your throat muscles relax while you are sleeping creating a narrow airway. When this occurs you may make a snorting, choking, or a gasping sound.

Central Sleep Apnea: this form of sleep apnea occurs when your brain isn’t transmitting the correct signals to the muscles that control your breathing while you sleep.

Complex Sleep Apnea: this form of sleep apnea is defined by having a combination of both central and obstructive sleep apnea.

No matter what type of sleep apnea you may be suffering from, our neurologist in Nesconset can diagnose and designate a treatment plan. Depending on the nature of your condition, Dr. James Bruno will conduct a variety of tests including Polysomnography. This will monitor your body functions during sleep to not only distinguish the type of sleep apnea you are suffering from but also the severity.

Common treatment options for sleep apnea include:

  1. Lifestyle changes – Excess weight is a common cause of obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. Continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) – this a mask that fits over your nose and or mouth and gently blows air into the airway to help keep your airways open.
  3. Expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) – this is a small device that is placed in each nostril. It acts as a valve which allows air to go in and when you exhale the air goes through the small holes in the valve. This increases the pressure in your airways to keep it open.
  4. Surgery – This option is used as a last resort if other treatment options are not successful.

Contacting Dr. James Bruno

Our neurologist in Nesconset offers polysomnography to help study and diagnose your sleep disorder. We will examine your brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate, and breathing while also monitoring eye and leg movements in order to determine the right treatment plan. If you are already being treated for sleep apnea but are not seeing any improvements, our study can help modify your current treatment plan to identify a plan that is right for you. Contact us today to make an appointment so you can get the sleep you deserve.

Dr. James Bruno, a neurologist in Nesconset, Long Island, is committed to serving his patients with the highest quality. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help you.

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