Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Millions of Americans have trouble falling asleep at night, or suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Poor sleep can negatively impact your daily life and affect your long term health. If you feel that you have disrupted sleep patterns, Dr. Ahmed can help you get the rest you need.

Dr. Ahmed is fellowship trained in Sleep Medicine from the University of Massachusetts. He offers a full range of services designed to accurately diagnose and effectively manage your sleep disorder. Sleep disorders include sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness, snoring, restless legs syndrome, insomnia and narcolepsy. Sleep disorders can cause loss of memory; anxiety and depression; disorientation; change in mood; morning headaches; excessive daytime sleepiness; irritability; and decreased ability to concentrate and complete a task.

Our Sleep Medicine Services

In-Office Sleep Lab Testing

photo-sleep1In order to diagnose your sleep disorder, you may spend the night in our sleep lab, where experienced technologists monitor and record brain waves, respiration, muscle activity and heart rhythms while you sleep. Results of the studies are interpreted by Dr. Ahmed, who is fellowship trained in Sleep Medicine.

Home Sleep Testing

photo-bedDr. Ahmed offers Home Sleep Testing services to patients for the assessment of sleep apnea. This service allows patients to obtain vital sleep diagnostic information in the comfort of their own home using an easy-to-use, portable medical device. Results of the studies are interpreted by Dr. Ahmed, who is fellowship trained in Sleep Medicine.


Services and Specialties

Dr. Ahmed considers it a privilege and looks forward to providing your neurological care. At your appointment, Dr. Ahmed carefully listens to you describe your complaints. Dr. Ahmed then performs a thorough neurological exam and discusses with you his findings and treatment plan. Dr. Ahmed’s vast training includes, but is not limited to, the following neurological disorders:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait disorders
  • Memory loss
  • Migraine/Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Numbness
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Radiculopathy (“pinched nerve”)
  • Sciatica
  • Seizures
  • Sensory Disturbances
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tingling
  • Tremor
  • Vertigo and Imbalance



photo-ser-1Electromyography (EMG) involves testing the electrical activity of muscles. EMG testing is often performed with another test called nerve conduction study. EMG conduction study. EMG may aid in the diagnosis of nerve compression or injury such as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve root injury, and other problems of the muscles or nerves.


photo-eegsAn electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensor electrodes are attached to your head and hooked by wires to a computer. Your brain’s electrical activity is recorded for Dr. Ahmed’s to evaluate epilepsy, seizures, and dizziness.

Sleep Studies

photo-sleepSleep studies are tests that record brain and body activity during sleep. They are helpful in the identification of sleep disorders. Polysomnogram, a type of sleep study, is conducted to rule out obstructive sleep apnea. It is also used to evaluated Restless Leg Syndrome and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Neuropsychological Tests

photo-brainNeuropsychological tests measure memory, concentration, visual-spatial, problem solving, counting, emotional states and language skills. Typically, these tests are performed to evaluate dementia, mild memory loss, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, and depression.

Trigger Point Injections

photo-injectionTrigger Point Injection (TPI) may be an option in treating pain for some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax.


Botox Injections

photo-pusing BOTOX®, (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine.