Follow these tips to establish healthy sleep habits:
Sleep problems in adults: – Sleep problems in adults can significantly impact overall health, safety, and quality of life. Here are some common types of sleep disorders: Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Narcolepsy, Shift Work Sleep Disorder, and many others. Sleep Disorders generally limit sleep times, reduce the quality of sleep, increase the number of awakenings, and reduce sleep stages needed to restore the body and mind.
Sleep Testing for adults– Sleep testing for adults consists of Polysomnography (PSG), the gold standard of sleep testing, Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT), and specialty studies like the MSLT or MWT. Most testing is performed in a sleep center while the home sleep apnea testing is done in the home. Testing in the sleep center includes far more monitored parameters and a Registered Technologist to monitor, document, and correct any signal issues. Home Testing generally is limited to a few key parameters of monitoring and no trained sleep staff monitor the study. In facility testing also may allow for treatment of OSA in the same night were home testing does not.
Positive Airway Pressure is a "first line" treatment of Sleep Apnea as it is quick and results can be seem quickly.
Dental Appliances are very popular for helping treat Sleep Apnea and Bruxism. Dentists may be Board Certified in Dental Sleep Medicine.
Many surgery or implant options may be available for various sleep disorders. Surgeries can be extreme or minor outpatient procedures.
CBT-I teaches individuals to identify and replace dysfunctional beliefs about sleep with positive thoughts. CBT-I is directed by trained professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, or another medical doctor) with experience treating sleep disorders.
Sleep Hygiene is critical to keeping healthy and limiting your chance of getting yourself into trouble with some basic sleep problems.
Preventative Sleep Medicine is a Ronin Sleep Solutions plan of care to have patients regularly monitor sleep and use tools to manage their health to prevent getting severe sleep disorders that may cause health problems in the future. Ronin Sleep Solutions offers Sleep Medicine Education, Polysomnography education, to those seeking Health and Medical information.