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Sleep Disorders

Our Sleep Disorder Specialists…

Bergen Medical Alliance is committed to helping patients cope with, understand and manage their sleep disorders. Our comprehensive approach uses the latest technology, equipment and techniques to manage each stage from diagnosis to treatment to follow up care and reassessment. We treat a variety of sleep disorders in adults, including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, snoring and narcolepsy. Mitchell Engler, MD, Medical Director of the Sleep Center, has multiple Board Certifications including Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Srikant Kondapaneni, MD, Associate Medical Director, is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Fellowship trained in Sleep Medicine and Critical Care.

Sleep Disorders Diagnosed and Treated at Bergen Medical Alliance

Sleep Apnea:
The most common sleep disorder diagnosed and treated at the Center for Sleep Medicine is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a life threatening disorder characterized by brief, repetitive
interruptions of breathing during sleep. Estimates indicate 4% of men and 2% of middle-aged women suffer from OSA. Indicators of OSA include:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Loud, irregular snoring
  • Obesity
  • Morning headaches

Untreated OSA increases risk of hypertension, stroke, heart attack, and industrial accidents. Once diagnosed, the most common treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), when a preset amount of air pressure is mechanically delivered to maintain an open airway during sleep. Other treatments may include weight loss, oral appliance therapy, or surgical intervention.

Other Common Sleep Disorders Treated at the Center:
Insomnia
Restless Leg Syndrome – Pain or “crawling” sensations in the legs.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Thrashing or kicking of the legs resulting in disturbed sleep
Narcolepsy – Characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks during the day.