Sleep Disorders Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

At least 40 million Americans struggle with some type of sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea or insomnia. If you regularly experience restless nights or feel fatigued throughout the day, contact Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan for a sleep disorder evaluation. You can book an appointment directly through the website or call the office to speak with a team member.

Sleep Disorders Q & A

What are sleep disorders?

The term “sleep disorder” includes dozens of identifiable conditions that affect your sleep quality. Common sleep disorders — both temporary and chronic — include:

  • Jet lag
  • Snoring 
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy 
  • Parasomnia 
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep paralysis 
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Circadian rhythm disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Occasionally, sleep disorders are linked to your diet. For instance, if you have a high caffeine intake or consume caffeine late in the day, you may have a hard time falling or staying asleep.

When should I seek medical attention for sleep disorders?

Sleep is your body’s time to reset, produce hormones, and metabolize nutrients. Without proper sleep, you have a higher risk of developing chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Plus, poor sleep can affect your work, mood, and personal relationships. 

Because poor sleep quality is so detrimental to your quality of life, the highly skilled team at Thriving Mind Psychology encourages you to come in for a sleep disorder evaluation if:

  • It’s difficult to fall or stay asleep at night
  • You fall asleep while sitting upright or while driving
  • You regularly feel tired or groggy throughout the day
  • You have difficulty focusing or concentrating at work or school
  • You can’t regulate your sleep because of your work schedule, like if you work nights

Thriving Mind Psychology specializes in getting to the root of even the most complex sleep disorders, so you can expect a thorough diagnosis and get started on treatment quickly. 

How are sleep disorders treated?

Once your provider at Thriving Mind Psychology diagnoses you, they talk with you about your sleep disorder and which treatment solutions may help. Your sleep disorder treatment plan may include:

  • Smoking cessation 
  • Meditation exercises 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Scheduling sleep, even on the weekends
  • Avoiding or limiting stimulants, such as caffeine
  • Using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)

Occasionally, sleep medications are necessary for resolving sleep disorders. But because Thriving Mind Psychology specializes in innovative sleep solutions and personalized plans, medication is often the last resort. 

Before sleep disorders take over your life, contact Thriving Mind Psychology for an evaluation. Book your appointment online or over the phone today.