Sleep Medicine & Sleep Studies
Sleep medicine is a medical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders, including difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, abnormal sleep and excessive sleep. The majority of sleep medicine physicians are trained in pulmonary medicine with additional training in sleep disorders.
Disorders and disturbances of sleep are widespread and can have significant consequences for affected individuals as well as economic and other consequences for society.
Sleep disorders affect nearly 30 million people in the U.S., most whom can be greatly helped with very simple interventions in life-style, or with the newer therapies we have available.