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The First Step Toward a Better Night’s Sleep

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Sleep Laboratories in Duval & Clay Counties

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Diagnosis and Treatment of All Sleep Disorders

WHO WE ARE

First Coast Cardiovascular Institute’s Sleep Disorders Center is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of a range of sleep disorders. Our facilities, located in Duval & Clay Counties, are fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, meeting national standards in the healthcare field. Drs. Daniel Thielemann & Irram Hamdani, Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialists, have dedicated their lives to restoring a healthy night’s sleep for their patients.

In addition to helping patients sleep better, our Sleep Disorders Center also aims to prevent heart disease. Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. “We treat sleep disorders in terms of total cardiovascular health, hoping to drastically reduce their chance of developing heart disease,” says Dr. Thielemann.

The first step toward a better night’s sleep is a comprehensive evaluation. Your physician may recommend a sleep study test. Once your disorder is diagnosed, a treatment plan will be designed specifically for you. The majority of sleep problems can be improved, controlled, or eliminated.

WHAT WE TREAT

There are many different sleep disorders. We treat all of them for our adult patients, including but not limited to:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Idiopathic hypersomnia (daytime sleepiness without an obvious cause)
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
  • Parasomnias (behaving in a way that’s undesirable during sleep, such as sleepwalking)

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SLEEP DISORDERS

More than half of adults over the age of 65 complain of at least one type of sleep problem. Sleep disorders can present with a wide variety of complaints, including the following:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Snoring
  • Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep
  • Cessation of breathing in sleep
  • Uncomfortable leg sensations/leg jerks in sleep
  • Irritability/depressed mood
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Unusual behaviors in sleep (i.e. night terrors, sleepwalking, nocturnal seizures)

If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, talk to you your physician about a sleep evaluation. Click here to read more about testing for sleep disorders. 








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