Treatment For Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorder is a health condition that involves problems with the quality, timing and amount of sleep, which cause problems with functioning and distress during the daytime. There are a number of different types of sleep disorders, of which insomnia is the most common. Other sleep disorders are narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Sleep difficulties are linked to both physical and emotional problems. Sleep problems can both contribute to or exacerbate mental health conditions and be a symptom of other mental health illness.
Summit BHP is staffed by provider who is board-certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine with extensive experience in the field of mental health and management of sleep disorders across diverse healthcare settings. Our treatment approach is evidence-based and outcomes driven to achieve high quality outcomes. We accept most major insurances and currently accepting new patient appointments.Start your journey on the path to recovery by calling us on 651-358-7020.
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OUR SLEEP SPECIALISTS
Summit Behavioral Health is staffed by Dr. Piyush Das who is board-certified adult psychiatrist and board -certified Somnologist (expert in sleep disorders). He trained at two of the World’s premier institutes- Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. After training in psychiatry and sleep medicine, he worked in various mental health practice settings in rural and urban areas including but not limited to veteran affairs medical center, state hospitals, community behavioral health hospital, Good Samaritan clinic, outpatient private practice and university medical centers.
Dr,Das believes Sleep and mental health are inseparable . Healthy sleep is critical for healthy mind. There is a substantially increased prevalence of sleep disturbances in mental health population compared to general population. A large body of scientific evidence indicates that treating sleep disorder(s) can reduce symptoms of mental health condition(s). Such sleep disorders include the ones with no obvious relationship with the mental health condition like obstructive sleep apnea. This gives our psychiatrist Dr. Das who is additionally fellowship trained in sleep medicine, a unique advantage in treating patients with mental health conditions.
Dr. Das treats full spectrum of sleep disorders including but not limited to conditions as listed below:
Obstructive and central sleep apnea syndrome
Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
Restless leg syndrome
Disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness like narcolepsy
Parasomnia including sleepwalking, sleep-related eating, dream enactment behaviors and nightmares
Sleep disorders secondary to medical conditions (traumatic brain injury and such)
Sleep disorders secondary to mental health conditions
TYPES OF SLEEP DISORDERS
There are close to 100 known types of sleep disorders but some one of the most commonly encountered forms of illnesses are shown as follows
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by decrease in airflow in the presence of breathing effort. This can result from either collapse of soft tissue in the back of the throat or due to brain not sending signals to muscles that control breathing. This causes recurrent episodes of airway collapse during sleep resulting in repeated arousal from sleep. This cycle results in poor quality of sleep which causes excessive daytime sleepiness which is commonly referred to as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Other symptoms include headache, weight gain, snoring, dry mouth and so on. This sleep disorder can result in high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, obesity and other serious medical illnesses. Our sleep medicine specialist can diagnose and develop a treatment plan that puts you on the path to recovery.
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME
Restless legs syndrome (RLS), causes unpleasant sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. These symptoms are most severe in the night time but can occur during any time of the day. This often results in difficulty falling asleep and difficulty falling asleep once awake. Patients often feel moving legs or walking results in relief of symptoms. RLS is considered a sleep related illness as these symptoms are most severe during the time of falling asleep. Other symptoms of this illness include feeling exhausted, sleepiness during daytime, mood disorders, lack of concentration and so on. All of these symptoms can potentially have negative impact on personal and professional life. Consult with a sleep specialist to address these symptoms and receive treatment plan.
Insomnia refers to an individual's inability to initiate sleep, waking up frequently during the night or waking up to early in the morning. Persons experiencing this wake up tired and don't feel refreshed after a night of sleep. There are two primary types of Insomnia.
Primary Insomnia - results from unknown causes or psychophysiological reasons. This starts during infancy and can lasts throughout the life. Most persons with this condition don't realize it but this disorder manifests in the form of sleeplessness and other forms.
Secondary Insomnia - can result from many kinds of underlying diseases or conditions such as due to Alcohol, medical illness, depression, anxiety, stress, arthritis, lifestyle, allergies and so on.
Our provider is trained and experienced in treating wide spectrum of sleep disorders and can determine potential cause of insomnia and address it through evidence-based treatment modalities.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines Narcolepsy as a chronic neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep-wake cycles. People with narcolepsy usually feel rested after waking, but then feel very sleepy throughout much of the day. Many individuals with narcolepsy also experience uneven and interrupted sleep that can involve waking up frequently during the night.
Narcolepsy has deleterious effect on individual's day to day activities and impacts personal and professional life. daily activities. This can result in unknowingly falling asleep in the middle of an activity and can result in serious harm to self or others depending on the activity. NINDS further describes Narcolepsy as having symptoms such as sudden muscle weakness while awake that makes a person go limp or unable to move (cataplexy), vivid dream-like images or hallucinations, and total paralysis just before falling asleep or just after waking up (sleep paralysis). Our sleep medicine trained provider can address these symptoms and receive treatment plan.