Sleep medicine is a branch of internal medicine, and a subspecialty of internal medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of any of the over 80 different sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy etc.
Why is it important to address sleep disorders?
Chronic, long-term sleep disorders affect millions of Americans and can interfere with work, driving, social activities, and overall quality of life, and can have serious health implications.
What is the annual cost of sleep disorders?
Sleep disorders account for an estimated $16 billion in medical costs each year, plus indirect costs due to missed days of work, decreased productivity, and other factors.
Frequently asked questions related to sleep medicine
- What should I do before a sleep study?
- What is a sleep study consultation?
- What will a sleep specialist do?
- How many hours does a sleep study take?
- How many apneas per hour are normal?
- Do neurologists treat sleep disorders?
- Who do you see for sleep problems?
- What to do when you can’t sleep?
- Can you bring your phone to a sleep study?
- What should you not do before a sleep study?
- Can you watch TV during a sleep study?
- What are the physical symptoms of lack of sleep?
- What causes lack of sleep?
- What happens due to lack of sleep?
- What to drink to sleep faster?
- How can I sleep for 2 minutes?
- What is it called when you can’t sleep?
How can our sleep medicine programs in NYC, NJ and PA help?
If you are in the tristate areas of New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, looking for a board certified sleep medicine physician, W8MD can help. Visit us online at W8MD.com to learn more or call us at 718-946-5500.