Sleeping Disorders


Sleeping disorders are conditions that affect the quality of your sleep. Common conditions that affect the quality and quantity of your sleep include insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. While some sleepless nights are normal, ongoing and chronic sleep disorders can impact your ability to function during the day and ultimately affect your overall health.

Causes & Symptoms

People with sleeping disorders often experience frequent waking that prevents them from getting a full and restful night’s sleep. This can be due to frequent movement during the night, irregular breathing or difficulty falling asleep. Over time people with sleep disorders can have a hard time concentrating, they can be irritable, anxious or depressed. 

How We Can Help

It is important to have your symptoms evaluated by a doctor at the Men’s Vitality Center. Sometimes sleep disorders can be a sign of another medical condition that can be corrected to resolve the sleep condition. If there is no underlying cause for the sleep disorder, we can help correct your sleep disorder through lifestyle changes, improvements in sleep hygiene, medications or the use of medical devices. These solutions can improve your sleep and allow you to get the rest that you need.  You can make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in ScottsdalePhoenix, Tempe or Glendale with one of our internists. Our doctors look forward to meeting you!

Common Questions About Sleeping Disorders

When should you see a doctor about a sleep disorder?

If you experience sleepless nights on a regular basis, feel tired during the day even if you slept seven hours or more that night, or your partner tells you that you snore loudly and even stop breathing periodically in your sleep, then you should see a doctor about your sleep. Chronic sleep problems can lead to serious health issues if not treated properly. This includes depression, anxiety, impedes your ability to focus on a task and can interfere with family, social and work responsibilities. If you have any concerns about the sleep you are getting it is important to seek medical help.

How do doctors treat insomnia?

The first approach the doctor will take is to review your sleep habits and make recommendations to improve sleep hygiene and behaviors surrounding your sleep. They may also recommend sleep medications or medical devices that help you fall asleep and stay asleep, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or a combination of the two.

Do primary care doctors treat sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy?

Yes, your primary care doctor should be your first visit if you have concerns about your sleep. They can start addressing your sleep condition by recommending simple sleep strategies and may recommend sleep medications to help. If necessary, they will refer you to a sleep specialist and help monitor your condition throughout treatment.

Sleeping Disorders Treatment Clinics

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