Sleep Management in Orange, CT
The DOCS Sleep Management Center s a dedicated sleep diagnostic and treatment provider in Orange, CT. We are a full service provider offering both diagnosis and treatment for a number of sleep disorders. From therapeutic techniques to surgical procedures, we can help. Schedule an appointment at our sleep center today.
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DOCS URGENT CARE – ORANGE
109 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT 06477
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WEEKENDS : 8AM-6PM
Our Sleep Management Services
Addressing Common Sleep Disorders
If you’ve visited your primary care physician expressing concerns of a sleeping disorder, you may be referred to our sleep clinic in Orange, CT. Our sleep technicians know just how important sleep is for your mental and physical health, and we want to help diagnose and treat the sleep disorder you may have.
Common symptoms from sleeping disorders:
- Increased sleepiness during the day
- Restlessness while sleeping at night
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Increased periods of urination during the night
- Irregular breathing during the night
- Loud snoring
- Difficulty staying awake during daytime, daily activities
- Feeling burnt out
What is Sleep Testing?
Sleep studies, or polysomnograms, are tests to diagnose sleep disorders like sleep apnea, periodic limb movements of sleep, parasomnias (sleep behaviors), and narcolepsy. They involve spending the night sleeping at a sleep laboratory or sleep center to be monitored for a proper diagnosis. Typically, these studies will be ordered after you have seen a healthcare provider at a clinic visit and have discussed your sleep problems.
Types of Sleep Tests We Use
Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test is a daytime sleep study that measures your ability to stay awake and alert during the day. After we perform a polysomnogram (PSG), this test will have several sleep trials with two hours breaks in between each. Once completed, one of our Orange sleep technologists will review the results of your sleep study to assess your daytime sleepiness, and a referring physician will go over the results with you.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) can help determine your level of excessive daytime sleepiness by measuring how fast you fall asleep during the day which can often help diagnose narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia.
Positive Airway pressure Therapy (PAP-NAP)
A PAP-NAP consists of a daytime PAP session that lasts anywhere from 2-5 hours and is best suited for those who have anxiety about PAP therapy or experience insomnia, nightmares, PTSD or claustrophobia. A sleep technician will work directly with you who will use relaxation, deep breathing and desensitization techniques to help you be more comfortable with PAP therapy. The overall goal of the therapy sessions is to help you use PAP therapy for more than an hour.
For some sleeping disorders, you may be able to use sleep therapy with or alongside prescriptions such as insomnia, PTSD or a mood disorder. Therapy for Insomnia (called CBT-I) can help improve sleep habits and behaviors by changing the thoughts and behaviors that affect your ability to get to sleep. After we can identify these factors, we’ll start making changes to your daily routine such as sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training, stimulus control and cognitive therapy.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy (CPAP)
Therapy using a CPAP machine can help with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which will allow you to breathe easier during sleep. A CPAP machine will increase the air pressure in your throat so that during sleep, your airway will not collapse when you breathe in.
Oral Appliance Therapy
For snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may be custom-fitted with a sleep appliance that will not only improve your sleep but revitalize your health and restore your alertness. A custom Oral Appliances will be prescribed by your sleep specialist, and will fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.
Your sleep specialist may recommend weight loss as part of your treatment plan as it can improve or reduce obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) symptoms. OSA is common in overweight individuals and if lifestyle changes are not made can lead to increased high blood pressure, stroke or even heart disease.
If we determine that surgery is necessary for your sleep condition, we may recommend uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure includes removing excess tissue in the throat, which can help the airway become wider, allowing air to move more freely when you breathe, easing the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep Medicine in Orange When You Need It
Whether you are suffering from a short-term or a chronic sleep disorder, the technicians at our sleep clinic in Orange can help. We’ll develop a custom treatment plan for your sleeping condition to help you gain more sleep and feel more alert and refreshed again. To start receiving care from our expert sleep doctors, give us a call today.