Neurology for Epilepsy & Sleep Disorders
Millions of people suffer with epilepsy and sleep disorders. The board-certified neurologists at Neurologic Associates of Wisconsin specialize in the treatment of common disorders such as:
This is characterized by disturbed nerve activity in the brain. It causes seizure, abnormal behavior and even loss of consciousness. Epilepsy causes some people to simply stare blankly, while others twitch their arms or legs repeatedly.
Insomnia can be short-term (up to three weeks) or long-term (over three to four weeks). It can lead to memory problems, depression, irritability and an increased risk of heart disease and automobile-related accidents.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA:
When loud snoring is interrupted by frequent episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Serious episodes can last more than ten seconds each and occur up to 300 times every night.
People with this condition often fall asleep at times and in places where they normally would not. Extreme daytime drowsiness and sudden sleep attacks are typical. Proper medication and lifestyle changes can help.
Parasomnias are disruptive sleep disorders characterized by abnormal sleep behaviors. These can include night terrors, sleepwalking, sleep eating, sleep sex, rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder or any number of potential behaviors that occur while the person remains asleep.
RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME:
Characterized by uncomfortable leg pain at bedtime that the patient can only relieve by moving their legs before and during sleep. Though the cause is unknown, it has been related to pregnancy, obesity, smoking, anemia, nerve disease and diabetes.
To make an appointment or for more information about our advanced treatment solutions for head and brain conditions as well as for epilepsy and sleep disorders such as narolepsy and restless leg syndrome, give us a call at 262.542.9503. For your convenience, you can arrange your consultation using our online Request an Appointment form. Our epilepsy and sleep disorder patients come to us from Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee, Oconomowoc and Pewaukee.