Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders
Psychiatric disorder and sleep difficulty often occur at the same time. Research has proven that untreated sleep disorders can increase the risk of developing a psychiatric condition such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Many people have noticed the decrease in their psychiatric symptoms once their sleep condition has improved.
Treatment for both psychiatric and sleep disorders should be evaluated thoroughly and can be treated through medication, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through sleep devices.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)
OSA occurs when something partly or completely blocks your upper airway during your sleep. This causes shallow or paused breathing during your sleep, hence reduced oxygen saturation throughout your body.
HOME SLEEP TEST (HST)
Our office evaluates and treats OSA, through home sleep tests. This is a simple three-night test to help diagnosis a positive or negative reading for OSA. The best part is you don’t have to you leave your bed for the test. It’s all done right in the comfort of your own home.