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Sleep Medicine comprises the diagnosis and management of all sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, various types of insomnia, sleep parasomnias (unusual behavior during sleep), and circadian rhythm disorders. Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing field, with increasing awareness of the important health-damaging effects of many chronic sleep disorders. It is recognized as a distinct medical subspecialty, with a board-certification process similar to other medical specialties.
The Highland Sleep Disorders Center makes full use of Highland Clinic's famous multi-specialty approach to help design an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Dr. Scaltsas has a thorough understanding of the multiple approaches used to treat various sleep disorders, and believes there is no "one size fits all" strategy.
Who needs a Sleep Medicine doctor?
Do you find yourself fighting to stay awake during your normal waking hours?
Do you have chronic difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep?
Do you need to take medication every night in order to fall asleep or stay asleep?
Do you snore heavily?
Has someone told you that you stop breathing while you sleep?
Do you have restless legs?
Do you have unusual behavior during sleep which worries you (sleepwalking, or confusional episodes)?
Have you tried a CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea, but have been unable to make it work for you?
Do you want to know what other options are available for treatment?
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", you may benefit from a consultation with a Sleep Medicine specialist.
For more information or to request a consultation at the Highland Sleep Disorders Center, please call (318) 795-4722.