Adult & Pediatric Sleep Disorders

The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona sets the standard in sleep medicine in Arizona for patients of all ages. With unprecedented staffing levels, three sleep specialists, a clinical psychologist focused on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, a physician assistant with a Master’s in Sleep Medicine, nurse practitioners trained in sleep medicine, and teams including respiratory therapists along with medical assistants caring for them, The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is comparable to an academic sleep medicine center.

“Great facility; clean, private, quiet, friendly and competent staff. Made sleeping in an unfamiliar place, connected to sensors with multiple wires as painless as possible.”

– Joanne Berg

Adult and Pediatric Sleep Disorders

Sleeping well is critical for everyone, but especially for children. The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is home to pediatric sleep medicine specialists. In fact, about 15 percent of our patients are children as young as two years old.

Studies have indicated that poor sleep quality and quantity are intricately linked to our physical and emotional health regardless of our age. Sleep disorders in children can lead to academic struggles, behavioral and developmental issues, problems socializing, abnormal and unhealthy weight, and a number of other conditions.

Sleep disorders in adults have been linked to anxiety, depression, fatigue, poor performance at work, and sub-par relationships. Every person of every age needs and deserves good quality sleep, and that is what The Insomnia and Sleep Institute works to achieve using the minimum amount of sleep aids and medications possible.

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Why Sleep Is Important For Our Health

Sleep is an integral part of our holistic, comprehensive wellness and health. From infants to those well into their golden years, enjoying sound quantity and quality of sleep is the foundation for a healthier, more enjoyable life.

There are many comorbidities related to sleep disorders. Those who are diagnosed with a sleep disorder often also suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety and depression, some types of cancers, type 2 diabetes, and are at an increased risk of accidents and automobile crashes. This results in ultimately a lower quality of life, but treatment is available.

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Sleep Disorders

The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is recognized as the Face of Sleep Medicine in the Phoenix area, and is the comprehensive sleep center you deserve to have working with and for you.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a dangerous sleep disorder in which there are breathing pauses when a patient is asleep that affect the body’s oxygenation. Common signs are loud snoring and feeling tired despite sleeping the recommended number of hours. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Insomnia

Insomnia is a common condition in which it is difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia can be caused or worsened by a variety of circumstances, such as depression, poor sleep hygiene, chronic illnesses, lack of exercise, and some medications. Like all sleep disorders, a proper diagnosis first is key to treatment.

Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

Sleep-related movement disorders are caused by voluntary or  involuntary physical movements that happen when a person is asleep or resting. These disorders can result in insomnia or extreme fatigue. One of the most well-known and common of these disorders is Restless Leg Syndrome.

Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia

Narcolepsy is a type of chronic sleep disorder that presents as severe daytime drowsiness and acute sleep attacks. It can be very challenging for those with narcolepsy to stay awake for a long duration of time. Idiopathic hypersomnia shares similarities with narcolepsy with symptoms of extreme daytime sleepiness, but may also present with sleeping for very long periods.

Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian Rhythm disorders happen when the natural “sleep-wake cycle” is out of alignment with circumstances and the environment. There are different types of this disorder and all can interfere with activities of daily living.

Parasomnia Disorders

A Parasomnia disorder occurs when a person is aroused from either the REM (rapid eye movement) phase or non-REM phase of sleep but does not fully awaken. These disorders can present in a number of ways, such as sleep terrors, sleepwalking, talking while asleep, or acting out of dreams.