KALPESHKUMAR PATEL, MD
Dr. Kalpeshkumar Patel is a Board Certified Sleep Medicine physician that as been nationally recognized for providing high-quality care. He completed his residency from Penn State University/Memorial Medical Center, PA and further completed a
Sleep Medicine Fellowship from Seton Hall University/JFK Medical Center, NJ.
Our center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and we provide services for pediatric and adult sleep disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, parasomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and REM sleep disorders.
Sleep disorders can be very common and sleep medicine consultation is appropriate for those patients with disruptive snoring, difficulty sleeping or breathing at night, excessive daytime sleepiness or for those experiencing unusual movements or behaviors during sleep.
We can further provide in-lab or home sleep study testing for diagnosis of sleep disorders.
Sleep apnea is when people have difficulty breathing at night causing them to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. It can happen multiple times during the night often lasting for minutes or longer. It is usually accompanied by distributive snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be caused by a blockage of the airway. Usually when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. In central sleep apnea, the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. Sleep apnea is as common as diabetes and affects more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of 40, but it can strike anyone at any age, even children.
Insomnia is when a person has trouble falling or staying asleep, or wakes up and remains awake for long periods during the night. Insomnia tends to increase with age. It affects about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men. Insomnia is defined as chronic when it happens at least three nights a week for a month or longer. Common causes of chronic insomnia are anxiety,
depression, chronic stress, and pain or discomfort at night.
Narcneurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, individuals will fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer.