Sleep Disorders

Inadequate sleep is an epidemic in our country, putting the health and safety of both adolescents and adults at risk. Max Psychiatry, with convenient location in Apex, North Carolina, offers effective, non-drug treatment of sleep disorders, including: insomnia, nightmares, circadian rhythm disorder, shift-work sleep disorders, jet lag disorders and more. Our psychiatrists have helped hundreds of patients in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Fuqua-Varina, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina and restored their lives back to normalcy.

Sleep Disorders Q & A

What are sleep disorders? 

Sleep disorders are changes in the way that you sleep. A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to drive safely and increase your risk of other health problems.

Some of the signs and symptoms of sleep disorders include excessive daytime sleepiness, irregular breathing or increased movement during sleep, and difficulty falling asleep. There are many different types of sleep disorders. They're often grouped into categories that explain why they happen or how they affect you. Sleep disorders can also be grouped according to behaviors, problems with your natural sleep-wake cycles, breathing problems, difficulty sleeping or how sleepy you feel during the day.

What are common types of Sleep Disorders? 

Some common types of sleep disorders include:

Insomnia, in which you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night.

Sleep apnea, in which you experience abnormal patterns in breathing while you are asleep. There are several types of sleep apnea.

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), a type of sleep movement disorder. Restless legs syndrome, also called Willis-Ekbom disease, causes an uncomfortable sensation and an urge to move the legs while you try to fall asleep.

Narcolepsy, a condition characterized by extreme sleepiness during the day and falling asleep suddenly during the day.

There are many ways to help diagnose sleep disorders. Doctors can usually treat most sleep disorders effectively once they're correctly diagnosed.

How can Max Psychiatry help? 

Sleep medications can be beneficial when used short-term, such as during periods of acute stress. But medication is not a long-term solution. Sleep medications may increase risk for dependence and tolerance, and can have long-term mental and physical consequences. Fortunately, through the burgeoning field of behavioral sleep medicine, effective non-pharmacological treatment options have been developed and validated. Psychiatrists at Max Psychiatry have successfully used these to help patients, including many who’ve relied on medications for years, enjoy a good night’s sleep without medication. Max Psychiatry team has helped hundreds of clients in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Fuqua-Varina, Sanford, Wake forest, Holly Springs, Garner areas help them regain their sound sleep. 

What will it cost me ?

We accept most of the major health insurances such as Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, BCBS, United, Humana etc.  Here is the complete list of insurances that we participate with. Please call our office at 919-386-0402 or email us at to ask about your out-of-pocket expenses.