Solutions for the full spectrum of sleep disorders.
your sleep study is finished, Dr. Henninger will review your test
results and provide a written report to your doctor promptly, usually
within 72 hours or less. Your referring doctor will be informed of any
problem, such as seizures or heart condition, so that the appropriate
referral can be made.
If your test reveals a
sleep problem, you’ll feel confident knowing that Dr. Henninger can
treat the full range of sleep disorders that can affect children and
He always looks at conservative
treatment methods first, such as sleep hygiene and lifestyle and/or
diet changes. And if medication is needed, Dr. Henninger will prescribe
the lowest dose possible that will effectively address your condition.
- Sleep apnea —
This potentially life-threatening disorder is linked to irregular
heartbeat, high blood pressure and heart failure. Sleep apnea can cause
you to involuntarily stop breathing for up to one minute while
sleeping. Symptoms of this condition include loud snoring, pauses in
breathing and daytime sleepiness. In most cases, we can treat
obstructive sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure
(CPAP) device. The CPAP device helps you breathe easy throughout the
- Insomnia — If
you have trouble falling asleep, find it nearly impossible to fall
asleep during the night or wake up too early in the morning, you might
suffer from insomnia.
- Narcolepsy —
If you suffer from narcolepsy, you’ll find yourself suffering from
“sleep attacks.” Oddly enough, this can occur even after you’ve had a
full night’s sleep. Other symptoms include cataplexy, which is a sudden
loss of muscle function, sleep paralysis and frightening hallucinations.
- Parasomnias —
These are abnormal physical behaviors that occur while you are
sleeping. They include night-terrors, rhythmic movement disorder (RMD)
and sleepwalking, all of which can interfere with your sleep.
- Hypersomnias —
If you sleep too much during the night or day, you might suffer from
hypersomnia. Symptoms of hypersomnia include sleeping in too late,
chronic depression, chronic fatigue, feelings of jet-lag, circadian
rhythm disorders or medical illnesses.
- Restless legs syndrome (RLS) —
This is an uncomfortable sleep disorder that causes cramping, burning
and itching in the legs while resting or sitting for long periods of
time. RLS can be so painful that it causes you to lose sleep, resulting
in daytime drowsiness and insomnia. While RLS can affect children and
pregnant women, most cases are diagnosed in people aged 50 and older.
- Periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS) —
People who suffer from PLMS experience involuntary and repetitive
leg-jerking while sleeping. These movements can happen throughout the
night and be a nuisance to your spouse. PLMS, like RLS, can cause
daytime sleepiness and insomnia.
- Delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS) —
If you stay up extremely late, say until 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., and then
sleep all morning and get up around noon, you may suffer from DSPS.
This condition can cause daytime sleepiness and impaired performance at
work or school. DSPS is very common in teenagers, young adults and
- Advanced sleep phase syndrome (ASPS) —
This condition is characterized by falling asleep early, usually
between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and waking up before dawn. If you suffer
from ASPS, you may fall asleep at dinner parties and early evening
social functions but may force yourself to stay awake later in the
evening. ASPS affects many adults over the age of 65.