Your Narcolepsy Specialists in Westmoreland County
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that presents with uncontrollable daytime drowsiness and "sleep attacks." If you're struggling with symptoms of narcolepsy, your quality of life may be affected significantly, with interference in daily activities, relationships, school and work.
At Westmoreland Sleep Medicine in Greensburg, PA, Dr. Jain offers a variety of treatments for narcolepsy that can help you manage your symptoms so that you can live life to the fullest. Between lifestyle guidance, medication, and non-pharmacological interventions, Dr. Jain will work one-on-one with you to determine the best treatment for narcolepsy to meet your individual needs.
If you're ready to take steps to improve your sleep and overall health with the top sleep doctor Greensburg, PA has to offer, contact Westmoreland Sleep Medicine in Greensburg, PA today. Dr. Jain will work with you to develop a tailored plan that helps you live life without the burden of narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy Treatment in Greensburg, PA
Treating & Diagnosing Signs of Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder that affects the body's "sleep-wake" cycle. It can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, and even sudden episodes of falling asleep during normal activities. This can interfere with daily life, from school to work to social activities, and make it difficult for those affected by narcolepsy to be productive and engaged in their daily routine.
There are two types of narcolepsy:
- Narcolepsy Type 1 (NT1): Characterized by excessive sleepiness and abnormalities in the REM stage of sleep resulting in Cataplexy.
- Narcolepsy Type 2 (NT2): A less severe form of narcolepsy, characterized by milder symptoms that don't always present with abnormal REM stages of sleep.
Dr. Jain understands that everyone's needs are different when it comes to narcolepsy treatment, and different people will display different symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of narcolepsy include:
- Loss of muscle tone (Cataplexy) with excitement/emotion
- Sleep paralysis
- Daytime sleepiness
- Difficulty concentrating
At Westmoreland Sleep Medicine, Dr. Jain will work with you to diagnose the type and severity of your narcolepsy, determine a plan of action for treating your symptoms, and help you take steps to improve your quality of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the connection between narcolepsy and insomnia?
Narcolepsy and insomnia are two separate sleep disorders. Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, while narcolepsy is a chronic disorder that interrupts the body's sleep-wake cycle. Those with narcolepsy may often experience symptoms of insomnia, such as difficulty staying asleep or feeling unrefreshed after a night's rest.
What are common narcolepsy causes?
The exact cause of narcolepsy is unknown, but it is likely caused by an imbalance in the brain chemicals that control wakefulness and sleep. It has been linked to certain environmental and genetic factors, so some people may be more prone to developing narcolepsy than others.
Do you accept insurance for treating narcolepsy symptoms?
Yes, Dr. Jain is in network and accepted by all major health insurers including Highmark BCBS, UPMC, United, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Tricare, Medicare, Medicaid and Advantra. To view our full list of accepted providers, visit our page, and don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff with any questions.