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Sleep Medicine Specialist

Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders

Sleep Specialist & Ear Nose and Throat Specialist located in Goshen and South Bend, IN

A sleep disorder can harm your health and even your safety. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders is one of only 200 surgical sleep centers in the country. The office is conveniently located in Goshen and South Bend, Indiana, and the staff includes Doug Liepert, MD, a double board-certified surgeon and specialist in sleep medicine. Call the office today to book a consultation for high-quality care by experts in sleep medicine.

Sleep Medicine Q & A

What is sleep medicine?

Sleep medicine is a subspecialty in medicine that concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and disturbances. Doctors who practice sleep medicine come from a number of medical backgrounds. They use their expertise to analyze the root cause of sleep disorders, nasal airway and sinus conditions, and other problems affecting your sleep. 

The sleep medicine team at the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders is one of only 200 in the country. Their facility offers sleep study capabilities as well as home-based sleep testing. They collaborate with experts in the field, such as dental sleep specialists. Their goal is ensuring you receive appropriate, effective treatment, so you enjoy a good night's sleep.

What conditions does sleep medicine treat?

Sleeping issues may be brought on by any number of health issues, such as a breathing problem, sinus condition, or neurological disorder. You may have trouble sleeping due to:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring
  • Sleepwalking 
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)

Other common sleep conditions include:

Restless legs syndrome (RLS)

Up to 10% of individuals have this condition, which is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. RLS produces uncomfortable, troublesome sensations in your legs that grow worse at night.

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder affecting your sleep-wake cycle. The condition may make you feel very sleepy during the day and interrupt your sleep at night.

Insomnia

Insomnia may make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or make you wake up too early. This sleep disorder is common and may be tied to underlying factors like stress, odd work hours, travel, or poor sleep habits.

What are the signs that I need sleep medicine?

Most signs of a sleep disturbance are hard to miss — such as when your partner complains that your snoring keeps them awake. You also may want to see a sleep medicine expert at the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders with any of these signs and symptoms:

  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Daytime mental fogginess
  • Daytime napping

In such cases, the team at the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders performs a comprehensive sleep evaluation to get to the bottom of your problem.

Chronic sleepless affects your mood, health, and quality of life. Get the care you deserve today by calling the Center for Sleep and Nasal Sinus Disorders with one of the practice’s sleep medicine specialists.