Sleep Medicine - Urology
Sleep disorders are disturbances in sleep patterns. They involve difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, excessive daytime tiredness, irregular breathing during sleep, or abnormal sleep behaviors. Sleep disorders may develop as a result of changes in the neurotransmitters of the brain, taking certain medications (such as corticosteroids), illness, stress, anxiety, depression, excessive caffeine or alcohol, or drug use. A sleep disorder can interfere with daily activities, and affect overall health and quality of life. When accurately diagnosed, however, most sleep disorders can be effectively treated.
Treatment of Sleep Disorders
Based on causes and symptoms, there are different options available for treatment of sleep disorders. Some sleep disorders respond well to simple remedies, such as:
- Following a consistent bedtime routine
- Exercising regularly
- Avoiding caffeine, nicotine and excessive alcohol
- Keeping the bedroom at a cool temperature
- Limiting bedroom activities to sex and sleep
Relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy or light therapy may be helpful for some patients. Other possible treatments for sleep disorders include medications such as benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety medications) and anti-convulsants. In some situations, support groups for individuals with sleep disorders may also be of assistance.
Caduceus Medical Group is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of urologic disorders in men and women. Our physicians are board certified in Urology and have many years of experience practicing in this field. We are knowledgeable in all of the newest urology therapies. Some of our areas of special interest in urology include:
- Female Urology
- Male Urinary Incontinence
- GenitoUrinary Cancer
- Male Sexual Dysfunction
- Urinary Stone Disease
- TOT Surgery
- Male Sling Surgery
- Green Light PVP for BPH
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
Every treatment program we develop is unique to the patient's specific needs. It is important to us to provide each patient with the highest level of personal, compassionate care. We strongly believe in preventive medicine and the early diagnosis of urological conditions. Our office is equipped with the latest technology for assisting us in diagnosing and treating all aspects of urological diseases.