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Sleep Medicine Specialist

Florida Lung & Sleep Associates

Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine located in Lehigh Acres & Fort Myers, FL

Too little sleep can seriously impair your functioning — in fact, driving drowsy is much like driving drunk. Inadequate sleep can also contribute to health issues, including hypertension, stroke, and diabetes. If you’re among the 40 million Americans with a sleep disorder, it's time to call in the sleep medicine experts at Florida Lung & Sleep Associates. Our leading specialists use the latest testing and treatment methods to diagnose your condition and get you back to good health at two offices in Lehigh Acres and Fort Myers, Florida. Schedule your assessment online or call the office nearest you now.

Sleep Medicine Q & A

 

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are conditions that prevent healthy normal sleep. These disorders can cause poor quality sleep, inadequate sleep, sporadic sleep, or any combination of issues that affect your day-to-day function. 

What is sleep medicine?

Sleep medicine is the branch of the medical field that focuses on sleep issues and disorders. Our sleep medicine specialists at Florida Lung & Sleep Associates have extensive specialized training in sleep disorder evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. 

Sleep medicine care starts by assessing your symptoms. Your providers then perform specific tests to evaluate your sleep. This may include overnight sleep studies in the state-of-the-art sleep lab, home sleep testing, in-office pulmonary function testing, and other types of evaluations. 

After the sleep specialists diagnose your sleep disorder or other causative condition, they recommend a customized treatment plan to help you get back to a healthy normal routine and restful sleep.

Which sleep disorders require sleep medicine treatment?

Any sleep disorder that disrupts your life requires treatment. Some common sleep disorders include:

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is severe daytime drowsiness, which may include falling asleep at unpredictable times.

Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) 

PLMD means your legs or arms move, twitch, or jerk periodically during sleep. Many PLMD sufferers also have restless legs syndrome (RLS), which causes movement and abnormal sensations in the legs during the night or day. 

Sleep apnea 

Sleep apnea occurs when you stop breathing for brief periods while sleeping. Snoring is a hallmark of sleep apnea. 

Insomnia

Insomnia is difficulty going to sleep, the inability to stay asleep, or both. 

If you’re having problems with your sleep and it’s leading to daytime issues, it's time to seek help at Florida Lung & Sleep Associates.

What does sleep medicine treatment involve?

Sleep medicine treatment can be unique to each person. Our Florida Lung & Sleep Associates providers prescribe treatments that target the root of your problems, rather than just prescribing a short-term solution like sleeping pills. 

If continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is part of your treatment, the practice offers a CPAP clinic where they provide mask fittings and help you learn how to set up and use your equipment.

By correcting the breathing problems and underlying health issues that led to your sleep issues, you can get back to full nights of restful sleep. 

Living with a sleep disorder means constantly lagging behind, always being tired, and never feeling like yourself. As specialists who are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, our providers at Florida Lung & Sleep Associates can help you change all that. Call the office or click the scheduling link now.

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