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Deep And RestfulSleep The general medical term for the various types of sleep disorders is called Somipathy. However, since this is not a commonly known medical specialty, it might be surprising to learn that there are in fact many different forms of sleep disorders. The common ones which might be familiar to most people would be insomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea. Briefly, insomnia is the inability to sleep or to stay asleep at night. Narcolepsy is the problem of suddenly falling asleep during the day. Restless Legs Syndrome is the possession of tingling or prickly sensations in the leg. Sleep Apnea is the occurrence of sleep interruptions during sleep. As with any bodily disorders, sufferers from any of these illnesses may increase the probability of contracting a whole range of other medical problems such as obesity, diabetes, weight control issues, and high blood pressure leading to stroke and heart attack. In particular, I would like to highlight a specific form of sleep apnea known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or also commonly referred to as “OSA�. In essence, this is a potentially serious disorder in which our breathing stops and starts intermittently during our sleep. The reason for its potential harm is that oxygen may be deprived to our brains during those periods when our breathing stops because of obstruction to our air passages. Although not common, this is a medical specialty which is receiving more recognition recently. This is the area of specialty that Dr Ronald A. Popper has chosen to focus on. He can be considered one of the pioneers in this field; having done his fellowship research in this area while doing his Pulmonary Fellowship at V.A. Wadsworth Medical Centre, Los Angeles, California from 1982 to1984. He is currently the Medical Director of Southern California Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Medical Centre. Under his able leadership, the centre was the first nonmedical and non-university based medical centre to be fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Hence, the moniker Sleep MD 4 U is an appropriate title for Dr Popper.

Unlike most conventional illnesses, OSA is not easily detected during your normal visit to the clinic. The reason is obvious. Hence, special techniques need to be used. This is where specialist centres such as Dr Popper’s serves a useful purpose. So why not click here to learn more.

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