Solutions for the full spectrum of sleep disorders.

Once 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 adults.

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 night.
  • 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 college students.
  • 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.

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