Center for Sleep Disorders

One of the few Accredited Sleep Centers on the Southside of Atlanta 

In November 2005 Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Associates opened the doors to the first and only sleep center in South Metro Atlanta in Stockbridge, Georgia, Center for Sleep Disorders (CSD). CSD is the only sleep center on the Southside of Atlanta that is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). AASM accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and public can evaluate sleep medicine services. The Standards for Accreditation ensure that sleep medicine providers display and maintain proficiency in areas such as testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up, and physician and staff training. In April 2008, the Center for Sleep Disorders opened a second sleep center in Fayetteville, Georgia.

CSD offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating patients with sleep disorders. We provide consultations with sleep specialists, sleep testing and management of all types of adult and pediatric (over age 5 years) sleep disorders, including CPAP management for patients with sleep apnea syndrome.

Dr. Rastogi is one of the few Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physicians in Henry, Clayton, and Fayette counties.

Most people do not know they suffer from a serious sleep disorder. The doctors at Center for Sleep Disorders can easily identify and effectively treat your condition. Place your sleep health with physicians Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.

Center for Sleep Disorders is a state-of-the-art sleep lab featuring comfortable queen size beds in hotel-style private rooms. All studies are performed by our trained technicians and scored by our Registered Polysomnographers. The results are read by Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physicians, who then develop a treatment plan.

CSD specializes in diagnosing sleep disorders including, but not limited to:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • OSA – Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Parasomnia (sleep walking, night terrors, nightmares)
  • RLS - Restless Leg Syndrome (kicking and twitching of legs)
  • Shift work related sleep disorders
  • Snoring

 Would you like to... “Sleep Like A Rock”?

Start with the following questions.

Do you or has your bed partner told you that you…

  • Snore?
  • Stop breathing during sleep?
  • Wake up with headaches?
  • Wake up choking or gasping?
  • Have trouble falling, or staying asleep?
  • Feel depressed and irritable?
  • Excessively sleepy during the day?
  • Wake up feeling tired, fatigued or groggy?
  • Have poor concentration or memory?
  • You twitch or kick your legs?
  • Difficulty controlling blood pressure?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Have a loss of sex drive?

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions, you may have a sleep disorder. Discuss symptoms with your doctor.

Contact Center for Sleep Disorders

   
Stockbridge Office
The Steele Building
1100 Hospital Drive
Stockbridge,
Georgia 30281
770.515.2044
Fayetteville Office
132 Old Norton Road Suite 101
Fayetteville,
Georgia 30214
770.692.9501

Board Certified Physicians

Praveen Rastogi, MD, FCCP, D-ABSM
Nathan Lipsett, MD, FCCP
Daniel Robins, MD
André R. Holmes, MD
Carlette Graham, MD, FCCP

FAQs

What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study is a test which monitors and charts brain waves, heart rhythm, and breathing as the patient sleeps. It also records eye and leg movements as well as muscle tension. Sensors are placed on the head, face, chest, and legs which send electrical signals to a computer where the sleep activity is recorded. The recording is then interpreted by a Board Certified Sleep Medicine specialist. Sleep disorders are debilitating and often life-threatening conditions. Some of the common sleep disorders are outlined below.

What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when you regularly stop breathing (apnea) or experience shallow breathing (hypopnea) for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when a blockage or narrowing of the airways is present. Often throat muscles and the tongue relax during sleep and partially block the airway. Bone deformities, enlarged tonsils and obesity can cause OSA.

What is Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that causes overwhelming urges to sleep. Episodes may cause involuntary sleep while working, talking, eating, or driving or cause sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone.

What are the Risks?
If you have a sleep disorder in addition to excessive sleepiness and fatigue, you may be at risk for high blood pressure, heart failure, high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension), irregular heart rhythms, coronary artery disease, and stroke or auto accidents.

How is sleep apnea treated?
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, C-PAP, is a noninvasive therapy commonly used to treat sleep apnea. Other treatments may include life style changes, medications, or surgery.

Pulmonology is classified as a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. A pulmonologist is a physician who is trained and acquired specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosing and treating of lung disorders.
 
Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing specialty which treats disorders related to sleep. Including sleep apnea, hypersomnia, insomnia, parasomnia, nocturnal epilepsy and circadian rhythm disorders.
People with life threatening injuries and illnesses need critical care. Critical care involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained health professionals. It usually takes place in an intensive care unit.
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