Sleep Medicine

Advanced Medical Care is a long-standing, multispecialty practice located in Queens and Brooklyn, New York. Our sleep medicine specialist is also a board-certified neurologist. We treat children as young as 3 years old and adults of all ages. If you’re concerned you or your child may have an undiagnosed sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, or snoring, we can offer solutions to treat the problem.

Don’t underestimate the effect a sleep problem can have on your energy and health. Our sleep medicine doctor will take the time to understand your concerns and find a solution that works for you.

Sleep disorders and problems we treat:

  • Advanced phase sleep disorder
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Confusional arousal
  • Delayed sleep phase syndrome
  • Enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Insomnia (including sleep onset and sleep maintenance)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nightmares
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • REM behavior disorder
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep talking
  • Sleep walking
  • Upper airway resistance syndrome

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Common symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • Acting out dreams, sleep walking, or sleep talking
  • Children complaining of irritability, poor concentration, hyperactivity, or bed wetting
  • Depressed, groggy, irritable, or anxious mood
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Difficulty waking up in the morning
  • Dry mouth or sore throat after awakening
  • Falling asleep later and later over time or earlier
  • Fatigue, sleepiness, or a need for naps
  • Morning headache, dry mouth, or nasal congestion
  • Restless sleep, including leg kicking, unpleasant sensation in the legs, or an urge to move the legs (signs of restless legs syndrome)
  • Sleepy while driving, falling asleep at red light
  • Snoring, pauses, or interrupted breathing during a sleep (symptoms of sleep apnea)
  • Sudden awakenings with a sensation of gasping or choking
  • Teeth grinding
  • Trouble concentrating, forgetfulness, lack of energy

Undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders are strongly associated with, and often contribute to, the following common conditions:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Decreased libido
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Mental and physical fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Stroke

State-of-the-art diagnostic tests we perform include:

  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Polysomnography with CPAP titration
  • Positive airway pressure nap (PAP-NAP) study
  • Split night with CPAP titration (PSG/CPAP)

What is a PAP nap?

A positive airway pressure (PAP) nap is a procedure lasting from 2-5 hours for patients who have anxiety about starting PAP therapy, are claustrophobic, or are having difficulty tolerating PAP therapy. The patient works one-on-one with a sleep technologist, using relaxation, deep breathing, and desensitization techniques to try to become more comfortable with PAP therapy.

Get Help for Your Sleep Disorder Today

If you have a common medical condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or headaches that fail to respond to the usual treatments, you should ask your doctor about getting a consultation with a sleep medicine specialist.

Many people who have obstructive sleep apnea have no sleep complaints. Early studies suggest that moderate to severe sleep apnea goes undiagnosed in up to 93% of women and 82% of men who have it. Sleep apnea has been identified as a risk factor for many illnesses.

For an experienced and compassionate sleep medicine doctor in Queens or Brooklyn, call Advanced Medical Care today at 877-614-7171 or use our online appointment request form.

Do you have a sleep disorder?

Take the test below to find out. If your score is greater than 10, then call our office at 877-614-7171 to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Maria Dolgovina.