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Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

About Sleep Medicine

Not getting an adequate amount of sleep affects your physical and psychological well-being. At Riverhills Neuroscience, with three Cincinnati, Ohio, area offices in Norwood, Westside, and Anderson, as well as an office in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, the neurologist, who is a sleep medicine specialist, diagnoses and treats sleep disorders and performs sleep studies. Get help with your sleep by calling Riverhills Neuroscience to schedule a sleep medicine consultation today. Or, complete the online contact form for more information.

Sleep Medicine Q&A

What should I know about sleep medicine?

Sleep medicine is a specialized area of health care that diagnoses and treats sleep disorders. Sleep is vital to health. Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep a night for the body to repair itself from the previous day and get ready for the next.

Not getting adequate sleep affects your physical and psychological well-being, putting you at risk of developing health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, or depression.

Sleep medicine at Riverhills Neuroscience can determine why you’re not sleeping well and create a plan to improve it.

I suffer from insomnia. Do I need sleep medicine?

Insomnia is a common sleep problem that makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Though most cases of insomnia clear up within a few days or weeks, if your insomnia is a chronic problem, you need to see a sleep medicine specialist. 

You may also benefit from sleep medicine at Riverhills Neuroscience if you have concerns about other sleep disorders, such as:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnia (e.g., sleepwalking and night terrors)

The sleep medicine specialist conducts a thorough evaluation, asking detailed questions about your sleep habits and concerns. They review your medical history and perform a physical and neurological exam.

Your provider at Riverhills Neuroscience may also run tests to confirm or rule out a condition that may explain your sleep problems. However, you may need a sleep study to determine the root cause of your poor sleep.

What happens during a sleep study?

Sleep studies are performed at another facility, but your Riverhills Neuroscience provider can still read them. A sleep study is a test that monitors and records various body functions while you sleep, such as brain activity, breathing, and heart rate. 

The information obtained from your sleep study helps to diagnose your sleep disorder and develop an effective treatment plan.

What treatments does sleep medicine provide?

The sleep medicine specialist at Riverhills Neuroscience customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis and medical history. 

Initially, your provider focuses on helping you improve your sleep habits, like going to bed and waking up at the same time every day and keeping all electronics out of the bedroom.

You may also benefit from medical treatment for your sleep disorder. For example, you may need continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy if you have moderate to severe sleep apnea. 

Schedule your sleep medicine consultation at Riverhills Neuroscience by calling the office today or requesting more information online.