Most people spend one-third of their lives asleep. What happens during those hours can have a major impact your daily life! There are close to 90 internationally recognized and classified sleep disorders. Sleep disorders that remain undiagnosed and untreated can lead to profound daytime functional impairment and life-threatening complications. Our doctors provide diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for patients with sleep disorders to ensure that an acceptable quality of life is restored and maintained in all patients.
Our sleep physicians work closely with experts in the field of otolaryngology, oral surgery and dental sleep medicine when formulating the best treatment plan for each patient. Additionally, Paloma Medical Group offers sleep disorder testing and a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) clinic, which is designed to ensure optimal comfort and compliance with CPAP therapy.
Sleep Medicine Team:
Sleep Lab Patient Forms
- Epworth Scale and Berlin Questionnaire
- Confidential Sleep Questionnaire
- Confidential Bed-Partner Questionnaire
Attach with Sleep Forms
Sleep Disorders We Treat
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) / snoring
- Insomnia and restless sleep
- Narcolepsy and sleepiness
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
- Idiopathic hypersomnia
- Sleep walking and parasomnias
- Circadian-rhythm sleep disorders
- Shift work and jet lag sleep disorders
Related Procedures & Services
- Polysomnography (overnight in-lab attended sleep study)
- Home sleep study (unattended)
- Multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT)
- Maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT)
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) clinic
Sleep time is profoundly important for day-to-day functioning and directly impacts your functional abilities, concentration, productivity and memory. Unfortunately, many people do not get the necessary sleep quality due to undiagnosed sleep disorders. Lack of good-quality sleep has also been associated with many life-threatening complications.
At Paloma Medical Group (PMG), our doctors spend time with patients to properly diagnose sleep disorders and formulate treatment plans. In some cases, we may perform an overnight sleep study or sleep evaluation, also called polysomnography.
Diagnosing Sleep Disorders
There are many signs and symptoms that can indicate a sleep disorder. In some cases, conducting an overnight sleep study or polysomnogram can help diagnose specific sleep disorders. If you recognize any of the following signs and symptoms, you should schedule an appointment to see a PMG sleep specialist:
- Loud snoring
- Stopped breathing during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Unexplained daytime sleepiness
- Waking regularly throughout the night
- Daytime fatigue
- Inability to sleep
- Kicking or leg movements during the night
- Restless sensation in the legs prior to bed
Additionally, more and more data shows the link between sleep disorders and other common medical ailments such as high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, heart disease, diabetes, depression, mood swings, acid reflux, asthma and more. There is evidence that treating these sleep disorders may benefit the associated medical conditions and also serve as a source of heart protection. It is important to have your sleep disorders diagnosed and treated to eliminate daytime fatigue and improve daytime functionality and overall health.
Learn more about sleep disorders and treatment at Paloma Medical Group. Call 949-443-4303. Or use our convenient Request an Appointment form. Our sleep patients come to us from Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Irvine, Mission Viejo and nearby locations in South Orange County, CA.