Sleep disorder is a condition that interferes with your natural sleep cycle. Sleep needs for each individual are different, however the National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
Are you suffering from a sleep disorder?
If you are having difficulty falling sleeping or suffer from insomnia then it is important to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder. When you fall asleep your body and brain are performing a variety of vital functions that help you live and function optimally. Therefore, if you don’t get enough sleep, it’s not just about feeling tired. It affects your body and mind, thinking and day-to-day activities.
Sleep disorders can affect more than just your day-to-day sleepiness. You may suffer from poor concentration, memory loss, and problem-solving abilities. Our experienced doctors and staff at NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates, can diagnose and treat your sleeping issues. We have the knowledge and experience to assess, diagnose and treat your sleep-related issues and help you get back on track.
Should I worry if I have a sleep disorder?
Do you suffer from tiredness or are constantly sleepy? Do you snore a lot? More than 90% of Americans say they have trouble sleeping, but many don’t get the help they need because they don’t know they need it. If left untreated, sleep problems can lead to heart disease, stroke, hypertension, depression, diabetes and chronic daytime sleepiness that disrupts day-to-day activities.
If you think you have a sleep problem, speak to your primary care doctor and request a referral to your Sleep Disorders Center.
Sleep Specialists at NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates are among the best in the country. You can rest easy knowing that you have been treated by one of the best. Our compassionate staff, cutting-edge treatments, top-of-the-line technology, and conveniently located locations in the proximity of Arlington, Virginia make NOVA pulmonary Critical Care and sleep associates one of the top treatment options in the country.
Waking up feeling tired
High blood pressure
Memory problems and other cognitive difficulties
Premature aging of the skin
Mild to severe depression
Decreased sexual desire
Sleep time anxiety
Conditions of Sleep Disorders Arlington, VA
Sleep medicine experts can help you figure out what’s wrong with your sleep and how to treat it. They can diagnose and treat a variety of sleep issues, like:
Sleep disorders in special populations, including pediatric and cancer patients
Sleep terrors (“night terrors”)
Nighttime leg cramps
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder
Restless legs syndrome
Snoring and snoring disorders
Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Disorders Arlington, VA
NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates provide sleep disorder services from diagnostic sleep studies to treatment options. Depending on the type of sleep issues their patients have, our sleep doctors suggest a range of tests and treatments, including:
Sleep Consultation: This is used to evaluate and get to the bottom of a patient’s sleep issues. It takes a comprehensive look at a patient’s health history and sleep habits.
Blood tests: Blood tests can be done to look for things that can mess with your sleep, like thyroid issues.
Non-invasive sleep tests are used to assess and diagnose sleep disorders. They’re done based on the type of sleep disorder you suspect. For example, if you think you have sleep apnea, they’ll observe you while you sleep in a lab overnight. If you think you have narcolepsy, they’ll watch you while you sleep and wake up for a few naps in the lab.
Nocturnal Polysomnography – Nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG) is a comprehensive sleep study conducted overnight to evaluate and diagnose various sleep disorders. This test involves monitoring multiple physiological parameters while an individual sleeps. The purpose is to gather data on different aspects of sleep and identify any abnormalities or disruptions in the sleep cycle.
Home Sleep Tests – these tests, while not as thorough or accurate, are less invasive and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home. They typically measure blood oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing patterns and airflow.
Sleep Log for tracking things like when you go to bed, when you wake up, and how sleepy you are during the day. It’s used to help diagnose and treat insomnia and other sleep disorders.
During sleep tests, patients are hooked up to sensors that determines on how they’re sleeping, how they’re moving around, how much oxygen they’re getting, and how they’re breathing.
Note: If you have sleep apnea, it’s important to stay away from heavy drinking and taking sleeping pills or any other drugs that can cause heavy sedation, which can make your sleep get worse. Talk to your doctor about any medications that can cause this and how to avoid them.
Other common treatment options include a nighttime mandibular advancement device that works to move the lower jaw or tongue forward, as well as various surgical procedures.
Surgery (when required) may involve:
Establishing a new passageway for air
Lifestyle Changes that May Prove Effective:
Avoidance of alcohol, sleeping pills and tranquilizers
Sleeping on side or abdomen vs on back
Get a Better Night’s Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. Here are some tips to help improve your sleep:
Stick to a Sleep Schedule:
Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body’s internal clock. Develop a calming pre-sleep routine to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down. This could include activities such as reading, listening to soothing music, or taking a warm bath.
Make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleep. This includes a comfortable mattress and pillows, as well as a cool, dark, and quiet environment.
The blue light emitted by phones, tablets, and computers can interfere with the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Try to avoid screens at least an hour before bedtime.
Ensure your bedroom is comfortable and conducive to sleep. This includes a comfortable mattress and pillows, as well as controlling factors like noise and light.
Watch Your Diet:
Avoid heavy meals, caffeine, and alcohol close to bedtime. These can disrupt sleep patterns and affect the quality of your sleep.
Get Regular Exercise:
Regular physical activity can contribute to better sleep. However, try not to exercise too close to bedtime, as it may have the opposite effect.
Practice stress-reducing techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. These activities can help calm your mind and prepare your body for sleep.
While short naps can be beneficial, long or irregular napping during the day can interfere with nighttime sleep. If you need to nap, try to keep it under 30 minutes and avoid napping late in the day.
Seek Professional Help if Needed:
If you consistently struggle with sleep, consider consulting a healthcare professional. They can help identify any underlying issues and provide guidance on improving your sleep.
Remember that everyone’s sleep needs are different, so it’s important to find what works best for you. If sleep difficulties persist, consider consulting a healthcare professional for personalized advice.
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Meet the team at NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates
Dr. Aditya N Dubey, M.D, F.C.C.P. – Founder
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Dubey
Aditya N Dubey, M.D., F.C.C.P. – Founder
Dr. Aditya N. Dubey is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Aditya Dubey completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center McKeesport, PA in 2004. He then sought advanced training in lung disorders as well as in taking care of critically ill patients. He completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA and Pulmonary Medicine at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Aditya Dubey has authored many abstracts and articles and has presented his research at conferences around the country.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Aditya Dubey is a highly rated Northern Virginia Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist based out of Dulles, VA and Lansdowne, VA providing both inpatient and outpatient diagnoses & treatments in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. He has been recognized as “Top Doctor” by the Northern Virginia magazine Top Doctors issue. He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and kids. He enjoys traveling with his family and exploring new areas.
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Petra Thomas, M.D.
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Thomas
Petra Thomas, M.D.
Dr. Petra Thomas is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases. She completed her MD degree at Temple University School of Medicine in 1990, her residency at Washington Hospital Center in 1993, and her Pulmonary fellowship at George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 1996.
She is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and has been in practice since 1996, having done both critical care and pulmonary for the earlier portion of her career. She currently practices outpatient pulmonary medicine and is accepting new patients. Her treatment goals are to educate her patients so that they are active participants in their care.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her son and enjoys spending time with family, friends, biking and traveling.
Dr. Arman Murabia, M.D.
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Board Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialities of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Learn more about Dr. Murabia
Arman Murabia, M.D.
Dr Murabia is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine trained physician. He completed his residency at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital/Weill Cornell in New York. He then went on to complete his pulmonary fellowship at Norwalk Hospital/ Yale University where he was chief and published several articles in the journal for American Thoracic Society. He completed his critical care training at Yale New Haven Hospital/ Yale University and then went on to complete sleep fellowship at Norwalk Hospital/ Yale University.
Dr. Murabia has a keen interest in Sleep disorders including insomnia and is accepting new patients. He currently lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons and enjoys hiking, fishing, and traveling.
Rebekah Lee is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) who obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from George Mason University where she received a graduation award for excellence in primary care.
As an AGNP, Rebekah evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients across the adult lifespan from adolescence into advanced age. Prior to becoming an AGNP, Rebekah worked for 9 years as a registered nurse caring for patients in hospital step-down units, as well as outpatient surgical and medical office settings.
Rebekah is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Rebekah lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and children. She enjoys sharing conversation and food with her family and friends.
Christine Fay Amorosi is an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) who is currently completing her Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) at Marymount University and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from George Mason University. Christine holds a Faculty position at Marymount University where she teaches and trains Nurse Practitioner students.
As an AGNP, Christine evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients across the adult lifespan from adolescence into advanced age. Prior to joining NOVA Pulmonary, Christine worked as an Adult Primary Care NP at Virginia Hospital Center and continues to volunteer at a safety-net Adult Primary Care Clinic. Prior to becoming an AGNP, Christine worked for 15 years as a registered nurse caring for patients in hospital medical/surgical and oncology units, as well as outpatient surgical and primary and specialty practice office settings.
Christine is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing- Eta Alpha Chapter.
Christine lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and children. She enjoys traveling, skiing, and hiking with her family and friends.
NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates, LLC of Northern Virginia treats patients with various issues in pulmonary disease, sleep disorder, and critical care. Dr. Aditya Dubey is our top rated pulmonologist affiliated with Stone Springs Hospital Center and Inova Loudoun Hospital in Loudoun County.