Integrated Neurology Services
Neurology & Sleep Specialists Located in Northern Virginia, Alexandria, VA, Old Alexandria, VA,Lorton, VA, & Falls Church, VA
Sleep disorders are extremely common, affecting about 70 million Americans. The expert team at Integrated Neurology Services provides a variety of diagnostic sleep test services at convenient locations across Northern Virginia in Alexandria, Falls Church, and Lorton and is also proud to serve the Vienna, VA, community. If you think you have a sleep disorder, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.
Sleep Disorders Q & A
What are sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders prevent you from getting quality, restful sleep. As a result, you may experience daytime sleepiness and dysfunction. The team at Integrated Neurology Services diagnoses and treats many sleep disorders, including:
Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. This happens when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. You may also wake up too early.
Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep, called sleep attacks.
Restless leg syndrome
Restless leg syndrome causes an uncomfortable tingling or prickly sensation in your legs when you try to fall asleep. This leads to an intense, uncontrollable urge to move your legs for relief.
Obstructive sleep apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea causes abnormal breathing patterns during sleep. This leads to symptoms like loud snoring and gasping for air while you sleep.
Other sleep disorders include hypersomnia, which causes extreme daytime sleepiness, and parasomnia, which leads to unusual behaviors like sleep walking, talking, or eating.
How are sleep disorders diagnosed?
Integrated Neurology Services offers a variety of diagnostic sleep test services, including:
A polysomnogram (PSG) monitors your sleep habits overnight in a sleep lab. Your sleep technologist places tiny sensors on different points on your body to record information about your brain waves, respiratory flow, muscle activity, and other bodily functions during sleep.
Positive airway pressure titration study
If you’ve already had a PSG that revealed sleep apnea or another sleep-related breathing disorder, this test helps to determine the proper pressure level for your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
Nap studies happen during the daytime. They measure your level of daytime sleepiness and help diagnose narcolepsy and hypersomnia.
Home sleep study
A home sleep study uses a portable monitoring device that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
How are sleep disorders treated?
After they diagnose your specific type of sleep disorder, the team at Integrated Neurology Services develops an individualized treatment plan. Treatment depends on your condition but may include pharmacological and/or behavioral therapies.
To find relief from a sleep disorder, call Integrated Neurology Services, or book an appointment online today.
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