The Chest Clinic, provides care for patients who suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, parasomnias (for example sleep walking), severe insomnia due to breathing difficulties, sleep motion disorders (restless legs syndrome) and other sleep related disorders. Sleep disorders due to medical reasons are fairly common. The causes for sleep apnea in particular are diverse. They include obesity, neuromuscular disorders, endocrine disorders, kidney failure, heart failure, large tonsils, certain genetic syndromes as well as a history premature birth.
The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea which can be due to the structure of muscles in the throat. Central sleep apnea occurs due to improper signals from the brain to the muscles that control breathing. Complex sleep apnea is a type of sleep apnea which has both obstructive and central components as described above. Sleep disorders left untreated can have significant negative consequences increasing the risk for stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, several other diseases such as glaucoma and poor overall functioning in waking hours.
The ability to be diagnosed with in hospital and home sleep studies provides reliable data that is essential in detailing an individualized treatment plan. All studies are read by Dr. Javed Husain, who is accredited and certified by The American Board of Sleep Medicine. Board certified sleep specialists, by virtue of their clinical training, have an in depth understanding of how sleep affects the human body and how in turn it affects all aspects of physical and mental health.
Our experts in Sleep Medicine and trained staff of sleep technologists provide state of the art polysomnography (sleep studies) that are carried out using the guidelines provided by The American Association of Sleep Medicine.
Sleep specialists can prescribe therapies including medications and if needed can guide patients in the use medical devices such as CPAP machines to help alleviate their symptoms and help restore better long term health and well being.