NOTE: As of May 23, 2023, Dr. Baker's clinic is no longer working from our old offices at 501 E. King Street in Orlando. We are now at 557 North Wymore Road, Suite 202, Maitland FL 32751. Click here for a map.

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Appointments: Call 407-794-8000, fax 877-409-1295 or use our Appointment Form

Call 407-794-8000,
fax 877-409-1295, or
use our Appointment Form

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Most sleep disorders can be readily treated. The exact treatment depends on the disorder and the degree of severity as well as other factors. These factors can vary from person to person. For example, a CPAP breathing-assist device is set to each individual patient's breathing patterns and needs.

Typical treatments include:

  • Sleep apnea: Behavioral changes, physical or mechanical therapy (including CPAP, see below), and in some cases, surgery to remove excess or obstructing tissue. Medication has not proven to be effective in most cases.

  • Narcolepsy: A combination of medication and lifestyle treatments.

  • Insomnia: Lifestyle changes and medication.
CPAP: A treatment for sleep apnea
A very common treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP, a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device. This consists of a mask, tube and base unit. The base unit forces air through the tube and into a mask. The pressure is set just high enough to keep the throat and airways open during sleep.

Each patient uses a pressure which is right for him or her. The exact pressure needed is established during a sleep study.

More advanced devices are also available that can sense a patient's breathing and increase pressure during breath intake. These BiPAP devices are more expensive but can be worth it for some patients.

Self-regulating devices (AutoPAP) are also available. These can be very helpful in some instances.
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