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Sleep Treatments

Here at the Sleep & Respiratory Institute of NJ, we treat all forms of sleep disorders. These treatments can involve medication, devices, or behavioral adjustments. The sleep apnea section addresses treatment for this disorder. Other types of treatment can be found below.

  • Restriction Therapy

    Under supervision and according to a carefully structured plan, the number of "hours in bed" is reduced. While this seems counterintuitive, by reducing the number of "awake hours" in bed, it leads to "consolidation of sleep," improving sleep quality. Additionally, the anxiety of insomnia is reduced.

  • Stimulus Control

    Stimulus control consists of psychological techniques to reduce the hyper-aroused state leading to insomnia. This could include creating a more restful bedtime routine, making the bedroom more conducive to sleep, reducing caffeine intake, and eliminating electronics prior to sleep.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive behavioral therapy applies measures to adjust expectations and reduce conflict through cognitive measures. Similar to traditional therapy with a psychologist, this method involves talking through situations and creating problem-solving solutions.

  • Light Therapy

    The natural cycle of light and dark during a 24-hour period provides a potent regulator of the sleep-wake cycle based on a carefully set program and often uses medical lights to normalize the sleep-wake cycle of our patients. At times, melatonin is also added to achieve better results.

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  • Chrono Therapy

    To a large extent, sleep received is based on entrainment (creating a memory and training a normal sleep- wake cycle). Methods to regulate the sleep wake cycle based on affecting the schedule and timing of sleep are called chronotherapy.

  • Circadian Sleep Adjustment

    Circadian sleep adjustment is a combination of light therapy and chronotherapy, along with the use of medication, sleep logs, and actigraphytoallow for the adjustment of circadian cycle disorders.

  • CPAP

    Constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) and bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) are means of delivering pressurized air to the airways (pharynx, larynx, trachea) to assist patients with respiration disorders during sleep (such as various forms of sleep apnea). CPAP as a treatment is not only successful in treating sleep apnea, but also in improving tiredness, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

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    It is extremely important to determine which pressure(s) prove the most comfortable and successful for each patient. We must also determine which equipment is bestand then adjust fit so that it is effective, comfortable, and minimizes the leakage of air.