Sleep

Sleep

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

by Sleep Division

OSA is a repetitive partial or complete blockage of the upper airway while sleeping. Signs and symptoms of OSA may include, but are not limited to, snoring, witnessed breaks in the breathing pattern while sleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)

by Sleep Division

Frequently, excessive sleepiness is the reason that patients present for an evaluation of possible sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is only one cause for sleepiness.

Insomnia

by Sleep Division

Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, the inability to maintain sleep or obtain restorative sleep, despite adequate opportunity for sleep with some resulting daytime consequence, such as excessive daytime sleepiness.

REM Behavior Disorder (RBD)

by Sleep Division

Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which takes up about 20-25% of our sleeping time, is generally where we dream. During this state of being, we are essentially paralyzed, that is, no muscles work other than the eyes (ergo REM sleep), the heart and the diaphragm.

Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep (PLMS) and Restless Leg Syndrome

by Sleep Division

Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep (PLMS) are a repetitive movement of the legs, and less commonly arms, during sleep. They are diagnosed during a sleep study. PLM’s of Sleep may be related to Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).