Sleep Disorders

Is it hard for you to fall asleep regularly, or even stay asleep? After what you think should have been a good night’s rest, do you still feel tired? If you’re having difficulty breathing, you snore regularly, have memory problems, or high blood pressure, these are signs that you may have a sleep disorder. There are a variety of sleep disorders that could affect your overall health, but the most common types include:

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep related breathing disorders (Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy

Sleep Disorders Specialist: Dr. Passaro

At Florida Center for Neurology, our goal is to help you get a better night’s sleep, and help you reach optimal health. Our sleep specialist Dr. Erasmo Passaro is board certified in the fields of sleep medicine and neurology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep MedicineDr. Passaro is a member of the National Sleep Foundation.  He is one of only three fellows of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in Pinellas County and one of a handful in the US. He received additional training in sleep medicine at the School of Sleep Medicine in Palo Alto, CA taught by internationally recognized faculty from the Stanford University Sleep Disorders Program. After consultation, Dr. Passaro may have you participate in a sleep study (Polysomnograph/MSLT), in order to get a clear picture of what is causing your sleep distress.

If you have any questions about sleep disorders, or think you may have one, please call our office at (727) 329-8833 to request an appointment with Dr. Passaro, or use our secure online appointment request form.