Sleep Medicine

A Sleep Medicine describes the evaluation of sleep disturbances and sleep disorders which include Insomnia, Sleep Related Breathing Disorders, Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence, Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders, Parasomnias, and Sleep Related Movement Disorders.
If you’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep, it’s important to search for a “sleep medicine doctor near me”. Sleeping well is essential for good health, and a sleep medicine doctor can help you get the rest you need.
At Independ Lung Associates, you’ll be evaluated by a doctor who is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. We will take a detailed medical history and ask you about your sleep habits, including any difficulty you may have falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early. We may also ask about any other symptoms you’re experiencing, such as snoring, sleep apnea, or insomnia.
After evaluating your symptoms, the sleep medicine doctor may recommend a sleep study.
It is important to remember that good sleep hygiene is key in maintaining good health and well-being. Regular exercise, healthy eating habits and keeping a consistent sleep schedule can all help in getting good sleep.
If you’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep, don’t hesitate to seek help from Independent Lung Associates. With  specialized training and expertise, we can help you find the treatment that will work best for you, and help you stay healthy and sleep soundly.

Sleep Conditions We Treat

Sleep Apnea/Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder of interrupted breathing during sleep. It is usually associated with snoring, choking or gasping and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Hypoventilation Disorders

Hypoventilation disorders are disorders of shallow breathing during sleep resulting in low oxygen or high carbon dioxide levels. It can be associated with obesity, COPD, and certain neuromuscular conditions such as ALS.


Parasomnias are unusual behaviour that occuring during the sleep period such as sleep walking, night terrors, confessional arousal, sleep eating disorder, REM behaviour disorder, and nightmare disorder.


Narcolepsy is neurologic sleep disorder of excessive daytime sleepiness and in some cases in accompanied by the involuntary loss of muscle control know as cataplexy. Cataplexy can occur with emotional stimulus such as laughter, stress, fear or anger.


Insomnia is a persistent inability to initiate and/or maintain sleep. Insomnia can be a result of many factors, including poor sleep habits, diet, stress, medical conditions, behavioral and mental health disorders, and even certain medications.
Disturbances of sleep can commonly present as the following symptoms:
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Teeth grinding
  • Insomnia
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Frequent car accidents or near misses/drowsy driving
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep walking
  • Nocturia – frequent urination at night
  • Sleep-deprived bed partner
Medical conditions known to be directed related to disturbed sleep:
  • Low oxygen
  • Atrial fibrillation/cardiac arrythmia
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Thyroid disease
Medical conditions indirectly related to disturbed sleep:
  • Heart failure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Polycythemia
  • Memory loss

Sleep Procedure

Sleep Studies

Also known as a polysomnogram, this is a test that records your brain waves, eye movements, and muscle activity while you sleep. The test can help the doctor identify any underlying sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, which can be treated with therapy or medication.
We  offer two types of sleep testing, in-home sleep tests and in-lab sleep tests. Based on your insurance and other medical conditions, you may be able to have a home sleep study to be done in the comfort of your own bed. It may be indicated for you to have an in-lab sleep study in our comfortable facility, with private bedrooms with bathrooms.
We are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accreditation is the gold standard by which physicians in the community and patients evaluate sleep medicine services.

What is Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Sleep medicine is a rapidly expanding field for diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. The multidisciplinary approach to treating sleep disorders includes cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and lifestyle modification. Proper diagnosis and treatment can improve the lives of millions of humans who suffer from sleep disorders.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine categorizes sleep disorders into four categories:

  1. insomnia, 
  2. sleep-related breathing disorders such as sleep apnea
  3. hypersomnolence (narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia)
  4. circadian rhythm disorders

The most common type of sleep disease is insomnia, which affects almost 30% of adults. Independent Lung Associates conducts an evaluation by a physician who has received specialized training in identifying and managing sleep disorders.

Sleep Solution

Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights

If you’re dealing with poor sleep or insomnia, you understand how tough it is to spend the night tossing and turning as your mind is consumed with worries or anxieties. Lack of sleep makes you tired and groggy the next day and can affect your health, mood, and daily functioning.
At Independent Lung Associates, our healthcare experts provide many effective sleep solutions to make it easier for you to sleep, remain asleep, and wake up refreshed and energized. Whether you prefer natural remedies, lifestyle changes, or medical treatments, you can find the right sleep solution that works for you at our centers.
Our team of doctors will provide Sleep Solutions to discover a wealth of tips, tools, and resources designed to help you get the restful sleep you need and deserve. We’ve covered you, from relaxation techniques and sleep hygiene habits to herbal supplements and prescription medications.
With our expert advice, practical strategies, and supportive community, you can finally say goodbye to sleepless nights and hello to a happy, healthy, and well-rested you.