Hypersomnia & Narcolepsy

Dr. R Bart Sangal Treats Daytime Sleepiness and Narcolepsy at Michigan’s Sleep & Attention Disorders Institute

The only thing worse than tossing and turning all night is being sleepy and walking around tired the next day. If you or someone you love is experiencing daytime sleepiness or fatigue, you may be suffering from hypersomnia. People with hypersomnia always feel like they have no energy. Work is affected. Relationships are affected. And, it can be very dangerous if someone with daytime sleepiness drives or operates machinery.

Come to the Sleep and Attention Disorders Institute in Sterling Heights, Mich. Sleep expert Dr. R Bart Sangal treats patients with hypersomnia and narcolepsy. For more than 30 years, he has been diagnosing sleep and attention disorders in the Greater Detroit metro area. Rest assured, he will diagnose your sleep disorder and find the right treatment for you.

What are Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia cause daytime sleepiness. They usually begin in childhood or early adulthood. Simply put, hypersomnia or daytime sleepiness is dozing off when you should not. People with this condition find it difficult to stay awake when they should.

This condition is more dangerous than simply feeling tired. It can be life-threatening. Falling asleep on the job or while driving, for example, can have a fatal result.

There are two different types of narcolepsy. Patients with one type have cataplexy. They lose muscle strength when emotional, such as laughing. They have a loss of orexin cells in the brain. Patients with the other type do not have cataplexy. All narcolepsy patients may (or may not) have sleep paralysis (waking up from sleep feeling paralyzed). They may also have hypnagogic hallucinations (dreaming while half awake). Idiopathic hypersomnia patients do not have these other symptoms.

Symptoms of Hypersomnia or Narcolepsy
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Feeling Tired All the Time is Not Normal! Dr. R Bart Sangal Can Help

If you or your loved one has daytime sleepiness, come to us. We can tell you what is causing it. We can treat it. You will feel better, more refreshed. We are located in the Greater Detroit area, at the corner of Sterling Heights, Shelby Township, Rochester Hills and Troy. We also serve patients from Clinton, Warren, Bloomfield Township and Royal Oak. Call us at 586-254-0707 or fill out the form so we may contact you. Come to us. Improve your school or work performance. Improve driving ability.

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