A disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), can make it hard to get a good night’s sleep. Did you know it can also cause major health concerns? Dr. Habib Khan is a skilled neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who leads the team at Arizona Institute of Neurology and Polysomnography in Casa Grande, Arizona. He’s pleased to offer the latest in sleep study medicine in a warm and friendly environment. To get back to a sleep pattern that’s restful and rejuvenating, schedule your visit today.
Sleep is important enough to your health that doctors have created several categories to detail the disorders that may make it difficult to get the rest you need.
A few common sleep disorders include:
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious but common sleep disorder that causes your breathing to stop and start throughout the night, sometimes hundreds of times. When you stop breathing, your brain startles you awake. This awakening is so brief that you may not even realize it’s occurring until you get up in the morning feeling grumpy and far from rested.
There are several types of sleep apnea, including:
Medical complications linked to OSA include:
A sleep study is a noninvasive, overnight exam performed at Arizona Institute of Neurology and Polysomnography. As you sleep in a comfortable room, an EEG monitors your sleep patterns while other instruments track your oxygen levels, heart rate, and other vital signs.
Dr. Khan carefully analyzes the results of the study to determine whether you have a sleep disorder such as OSA, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, or another issue causing your sleep difficulty.
He’ll then create a treatment strategy that may include the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device for OSA or other therapies designed to keep you sleeping restfully through the night.
Schedule your visit now with Dr. Khan at Arizona Institute of Neurology and Polysomnography.