Sleep Disorders Treatment
Based on your diagnosis, our sleep specialists will recommend a treatment plan that could include:
Preparing for your appointment
If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder, make a telemedicine appointment with our sleep specialists.
Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment.
What are the treatment options for sleeping disorders?
For milder cases of sleep disorders, our doctor may recommend only lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, quitting smoking.
If these measures don’t improve your signs and symptoms or if your apnea is moderate to severe, a number of other treatments are available, including:
Treatment for your sleeplessness depends on its cause. In some cases, at-home remedies or simple lifestyle changes can improve the quality of your sleep. You may want to avoid caffeine and alcohol for at least a few or more hours before bed.
Limit any daytime napping to 30 minutes or none at all if possible. Keep your bedroom dark and cool.
Avoid stimulating activities before bedtime, and allow seven to eight hours for sleep each night. Listening to soothing music and taking a hot bath before bedtime may also help. Keep a regular sleep schedule.
You may also purchase some sleep aids without a prescription. However, sleep aids can cause daytime drowsiness if you don’t get a full seven or eight hours of sleep. Also, don’t use these products on a daily basis, as it may lead to a dependency.
Remember to always read the directions closely and take the medication as directed.
Treating the underlying condition
If a medical condition or sleep disorder is causing your problems, you’ll need treatment for the underlying condition.
For example, if your sleep is affected by anxiety disorder or depression, your doctor may prescribe an anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication to help you cope with worry, stress, and feelings of hopelessness.
Outlook for people with sleeping difficulties
If left untreated, chronic sleep problems can greatly affect your quality of life. Your reaction time when driving may decrease, which increases your risk of an accident.
Poor sleep quality may also reduce your performance levels on the job or at school. It may also weaken your immune system, resulting in more colds and illnesses.
Talk to your doctor if your sleeping problems become frequent. Your doctor can help recommend various treatment methods.