A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders can take a significant toll on your health and well-being. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea have been linked to heart disease - namely, heart failure, heart arrhythmias, strokes, heart attacks and even sudden death. Sleep disorders can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness and motor vehicle accidents and can lead to cognitive impairment.
UAMC's Center for Sleep Disorders, which has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, takes a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and related conditions. (Click the logo for more information on AASM.) Through collaboration among specialistsâ€”including sleep physicians, mental health professionals, pulmonologists and pediatriciansâ€”the team works closely with each patient to ensure individualized and comprehensive care.
Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy leads a team of highly skilled doctors, experienced technicians and helpful support staff who use advanced technology to provide quality, expert treatment for a wide range of conditions, including sleep-related breathing disorders such as:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Central sleep apnea
- Complex sleep apnea
- Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
- Nocturnal hypoxia
A variety of other sleep disorders are also treated including:
- Restless leg syndrome
- Periodic leg movement disorder
- Sleep talking
- Idiopathic CNS hypersomnia
The center includes a clinic as well as a sleep laboratory where overnight sleep studies can be performed to uncover the source of sleep disorders.
Sleep Medicine Diagnostic and Treatment Options
- Polysomnography (sleep study)
- Sleep physician consultations
- Multiple sleep latency testing
- Maintenance of wakefulness testing
- Sleep study with CPAP titration
- Newer modes of ventilation such as ASV and AVAPS
- CPAP adherence promotion
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
Because our physicians are also researchers, they participate in a variety of studies, including some funded by the National Institutes of Health and other major sponsors. This gives patients the chance to participate in research studies offering new therapies.