Sleep Disorders - By David J. Koehn, PhD

Dr. David J. Koehn Psychologist Fort Myers, Florida

Dr. David Koehn is a psychologist practicing in Fort Myers, FL. Dr. Koehn specializes in the treatment of mental health problems and helps people to cope with their mental illnesses. As a psychologist, Dr. Koehn evaluates and treats patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy.... more

Do you struggle with a sleep disorder?

Do you constantly struggle with sleep? If so, you might have a sleep disorder. There are currently over 70 recognized sleep disorders, and about 80 million Americans suffer from one.

The most common sleep disorders

There are four common sleep disorders that might be robbing you of quality sleep. These are insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy.


Insomnia is characterized by having poor sleep quality due to having difficulty falling asleep or waking up throughout the night. About 10% of Americans report suffering from chronic insomnia.

Sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is when a person’s breathing stops for several seconds during the night due to a blockage in the upper respiratory system. OSA roughly affects 20 million Americans.

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is characterized by the constant need to move your legs while resting, which can have an impact on your sleep. About 10% of adults and 2% of children suffer from RLS.


Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by the brain’s inability to control its sleep/wakefulness cycle. Approximately 1 in 2,000 people suffer from narcolepsy.

Treatment with lifestyle changes

While these disorders can be managed with prescribed treatment, you should also make lifestyle changes. This may include exercising, eating healthy, cutting back on alcohol, and losing weight.

Ebb therapy for sleep disorders

Ebb therapy is an option that also addresses the root cause of sleeplessness—a racing mind. This technology works by calming the frontal cortex of the brain with precise cooling.