New Jersey Sleep Solutions
Not sleeping well?
Did you know? Dentists are often the first practitioners to become aware of a potential problem because they are usually in contact with their patients more frequently than physicians. Because many sleep related problems occur in the mouth region, dentists are the ideal professionals to treat these sleep problems.
New Jersey Sleep Solutions is part of Cherry Hill Dental Excellence. Our team of professionals offer diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea, TMJ, sleep disorders, snoring, CPAP usage and other sleep related issues.
We have dedicated specialists with excellent training and credentials, as well as the latest state-of-the-art technology. Our team focuses on a whole-patient approach to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care.
The International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) classifies sleep disorders into three main categories names, Dysomnias, Parasomnias, and sleep orders associated with mental, neurological or other medical disorders.
Dysomnia includes hypersomnolence, which involves too much sleeping and insomnia, which is the inability or lack of sleep.
Parasomnia defines one who experiences sleepwalking, sleep bruxism, night terrors, rhythmic movement disorder and restless leg syndrome. Stress, depression and biological factors are usually the cause of parasomnia. The autonomic nervous system activates causing the person to have sudden awakenings during sleep.
People who fall under the category sleep disorders associated with mental, neurological or other medical disorders do not have a primary sleep disorder. Their main medical disorder led them to the complication of a sleep disorder. Examples of this may include psychosis, mood disorders, panic, anxiety and alcoholism. In rare cases, some patients experience sleep disturbances that cannot be defined into any of the main categories.
Common Sleep Disorders:
- Sleep Bruxism – para-functional activity (nocturnal clenching, grinding of the teeth, etc.) that occurs, to some degree, in most people.
- Hypopnoea – shallow breathing or slow respiratory rate (“under breathing”)
- Insomnia – inability or lack of sleep, or inability to remain asleep a reasonable amount of time. Insomnia can be further classified into three classification called transient, acute and chronic.
- Narcolepsy – extreme levels of excessive daytime sleepiness with a tendency to fall asleep frequently at inappropriate times or places. Narcolepsy has four classic symptoms which include cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations and autonomic behavior.
- Jet Lag (Desynchronosis) – physiological condition caused by disruption of the light/dark cycle that controls the circadian rhythm. The body becomes out of sync from occurrences such as work shift, daylight savings and traveling to different time zones.
- Night Terrors (Pavor Nocturnus) – feeling of extreme terror combined with the inability to regain consciousness.
- RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) – uncontrollable urges to move the limbs in order to stop painful or irritating sensations in the body, most frequently the legs.
- PLMD (Periodic Limb Movement Disorder) – involuntary movement during sleep ranging from small movements to violent flailing of the limbs.
- Sleepwalking (Somnabluism) – parasomnia that makes the person engage in activities, which are normally associated with being awake, while sleeping. It is most common in children and young adults.
- Snoring – the vibrations of the pharyngeal tissues from breathing during sleep. Refer to “Snoring” for more detailed information.
- Sleep Apnea – the stoppage of breathing from upper airway collapse and/or imperfect functioning of the brain which controls the activation of breathing. Refer to “Sleep Apnea” for more detailed information.