Sleep Therapy

Sleep therapy is an essential way to ensure you get the full eight hours of sleep you need each night while reaping the full benefits. From sleep apnea to insomnia, narcolepsy to snoring, we handle a wide range of sleep disorders with a customized therapy plan designed to help you.

At Integra Health, PC, or specialists will begin with a sleep study in our sleep center to assess your quality of sleep. We can use the information gained to diagnose your sleep disorder and work with you to create a successful treatment plan. We are able to use a variety of methods to treat various sleep disorders.  

Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders affect more than 60 million Americans, where more than 40 million people suffer from chronic sleep disturbances and an additional 20 million suffer from occasional sleep disturbances. An additional 50 million Americans report that they do not get enough sleep each night. Research suggests that a majority of sleep disturbances are caused by psychiatric disorders or pulmonary disorders, while other, less common, causes include chronic medical conditions, medications, or neurological disorders. Sleep disorders can negatively impact mental, physical, and medical health just as easily as the same can impact sleep. The human body requires sleep to function. Optimal sleep hours are 7 to 8 for the average adult. When less than 6 hours of sleep is obtained on a regular basis, the mind does not process information as well and places undue stress on the body to compensate.

Proper Sleep Hygiene

When addressing your sleep problems including insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, or sleep apnea, before looking into pathological reasons for your concerns, a part of your primary care provider’s assessment will include an in-depth overview of your sleep routine and make suggestions about your sleep hygiene. Try these tips to see if there are non-medical or mental reasons for your sleep disturbances.

Sleep Hygiene Tips

  • Set a sleep routine – set schedule for sleep and wake, allowing for 7-8 hours of sleep and consistent each day, including weekends
  • Avoid napping, limit naps to 45 minutes if you must nap
  • Reduce screen time, increase natural sunlight during the day — avoid blue light (computer and television) within 2 hours of bedtime
  • Reserve your bed for sleep and sex only — read or watch tv elsewhere
  • Create a sleep space made for sleeping — quiet, dark, well ventilated, with comfortable bedding
  • Avoid nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine for 4 hours before bedtime — this includes chocolate, soda, and tea
  • Avoid a meal and spicy or sugary snacks within 4 hours of bedtime
  • Exercise regularly… but not within 4 hours of bedtime
  • Relax and clear your mind before laying down
  • Try a hot bath or shower before laying down
  • Avoid all liquids within an hour of bedtime
  • Manage medical and mental health conditions

 

Before you simply surrender to nights of taking medications to allow you to sleep, contact the sleep and pulmonary experts at Integra Health to find the root cause of your sleep disturbances and try out some realistic treatment options.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

When people have a difficult time sleeping, they often turn to poor habits to help induce sleeping — drinking, watching television, or taking sleeping medication. While these things may help you fall asleep, they do little to help you get quality sleep or help keep you asleep. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help identify some areas of improvement in your sleep hygiene, as well as help, identify some underlying mental health concerns that may be keeping you awake. 

At Integra Health, PC, Dr. Nguyen specializes in neuropsychiatry and uses his talents to help assess and treat a variety of non-pathological sleep disorders. 

Sleep Apnea Treatment

If left untreated, sleep apnea has been shown to increase a patient’s risk of the following:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Headaches

If you have noticed any signs of sleep apnea in a partner, a loved one, or even yourself, please contact the professionals at Integra Health. We provide simple sleep therapy solutions that can greatly increase your quality of life.

We offer CPAP titration services so you can be properly fitted and tested with various CPAP pressure to see which options work best for you. With the right air pressure, we can prevent upper airway blockages and eliminate pauses in your breathing as you sleep. Improve your life, enjoy your sleep, and find relief by turning to us today. We look forward to helping you.

Before you simply surrender to nights of taking medications to allow you to sleep, contact the sleep and pulmonary experts at Integra Health to find the root cause of your sleep disturbances and try out some realistic treatment options.

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