Helping patients get the rest they need by administering the high-quality care they deserve
DPSC evaluates and treats a wide array of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia. Our patients come to us because of severe snoring, stopping breathing during sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Our fully accredited sleep center is equipped to perform night sleep studies for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. We also perform daytime studies where appropriate and offer home sleep apnea testing as well. After diagnosis, we work with patients to customize treatment options for their specific sleep disorder.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment of Insomnia
SHUTi — Sleep Healthy, Be Healthy
SHUTi™ is a safe, effective alternative treatment to long-term medication for insomnia. It can be used standalone without clinician interaction or in combination with treatment from your sleep clinician. Studies show that SHUTi™ can be as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy delivered in face-to-face sessions with a sleep therapist, but is administered conveniently from the privacy of your home.
When you sign up for SHUTi™, you get access to:
Our proven program for insomnia
Personalized sleep recommendations
Tailored guidance based on your personal sleep goals
Character stories dealing with insomnia
Online videos from insomnia experts
Online graphical progress reports on your sleep improvements
An innovative, structured approach to naturally end your insomnia
Learn more about one of the most common sleep disorders we treat: Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be very serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow while you are sleeping. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour.
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. During sleep, there is insufficient flow into your lungs through your mouth and nose even though you try to breathe. When this happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths then start again with a loud snort or choking sound.
Normal, Open Airway
Airway Closed by Sleep Apnea
Airway Opened by CPAP Device
When your sleep is upset throughout the night by sleep apnea, you can be very sleepy during the day. With sleep apnea, your sleep is not restful because these brief episodes of increased airway resistance (and breathing pauses) cause frequent drops in the oxygen levels of your blood. You also move out of deep sleep and into light sleep several times during the night, resulting in poor sleep quality.
Sleep Apnea Quick Facts
People with sleep apnea often have loud snoring. However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. Some people with sleep apnea don’t know they snore.
Sleep apnea happens more often in people who are overweight, but people of all body types can be afflicted by it.
Most people don’t know they have sleep apnea or even that they are having problems breathing while they are sleeping.
A family member and/or bed partner may notice the signs of sleep apnea first.
Untreated sleep apnea can increase the chance of having high blood pressure and even a heart attack or stroke. Untreated sleep apnea can also increase the risk of diabetes and the risk for work-related accidents and driving accidents due to prolonged fatigue.
Exceptional clinical care for both lung disease and sleep disorders to improve your health and quality of life
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