Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), PMA offers the latest in digital technology and over 45 years of clinical experience. Our sleep specialists work with your primary health provider to ensure continuous and successful management of your sleep health. Depending on individual symptoms, treatment may be as simple as better sleep habits, or it may involve diagnostic testing and special breathing equipment.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Morning Headaches
- Gasping or Choking Sensations at Night
- Frequent Nighttime Urination
These could be signs of obstructive sleep apnea.
Pulmonary Medicine Associates can help diagnose and treat sleep disorders to improve your quality of life.
Helpful Tips for PAP Therapy In The Treatment of Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), treatment is incredibly important for your ongoing health. When OSA continues without treatment, sufferers are more likely to experience health complications.
Poor sleep is often linked to other health problems. The physical and emotional impact of a medical illness can cause or worsen sleep problems. The cause and severity of sleep problems can vary widely.
Good sleep is important to health and emotional well-being at any age, but is vital for older adults because it can improve memory, repair cell damage and help prevent disease. Age-related changes in sleep patterns, illnesses, mental health, and medications are among the factors that can worsen sleep.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Therapy
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder. It is caused by the collapse of the airway in the back of the nose, mouth and throat during sleep. PAP therapy can help you get a full night’s sleep.
Narcolepsy is a chronic, lifelong neurological disorder. The most common symptom is excessive sleepiness during the day. Narcolepsy involves a problem in the brain’s signals. As a result, you may fall asleep when you should be awake during the day.