Sleep Disorders Specialist

Advanced Mental Health Care Inc.

Psychiatrists & Psychologists located in Palm Beach, FL & Royal Palm Beach, FL

We spend about one-third of our lives in bed, and the quantity and quality of that sleep can have an enormous impact on every other aspect of our lives. At Advanced Mental Health Care, Dr. Fritz Jean-Noel offers comprehensive treatment for patients with sleep disorders, helping people in the Greater Palm Beach, Florida, area achieve the rest they need to live healthy and meaningful lives. If you or a family member has difficulty sleeping, call or schedule an appointment online with a member of the Advanced Mental Health Care team.

Sleep Disorders Q & A

What are the types of sleep disorders?

Several factors can interfere with a good night’s sleep. The most common sleep disorders include:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea: full or partial obstruction of your upper airway during sleep
  • Insomnia: an inability to fall or stay asleep
  • Central sleep apnea: your breathing is regularly disrupted due to improper brain function
  • REM sleep behavior disorder: your body does not experience the normal paralysis of REM sleep; you may “act out” the events taking place in your dreams
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders: disruptions in your circadian rhythm, the internal body clock that regulates the 24-hour cycle

These represent just some of the sleep disorders that lead people to seek treatment from Advanced Mental Health Care.

What causes sleep disorders?

There are several factors that can negatively impact your ability to get a solid night’s rest. Everyone experiences the occasional sleepless night, but when an inability to fall or stay asleep becomes a chronic condition, it’s time to seek care.

The following factors can contribute to the development of sleep disorders:

  • Medical issues, such as asthma or pregnancy
  • Psychiatric issues, such as anxiety or depression
  • Physical issues, such as acid reflux or painful headaches
  • Environmental issues, such as drug or alcohol use

Other factors that can impact your sleep include medications, genetics, and irregular work schedules.

Understanding what is causing your sleep problems is key to finding a solution. That’s why Dr. Jean-Noel takes the time to gather a full medical history in the earliest stages of treatment.

What is a sleep study?

A sleep study is a powerful diagnostic tool used to determine the type of sleep issues preventing you from getting a full night of rest.


A sleep study, also known as polysomnography, is a noninvasive, painless test that allows your doctor to evaluate your sleep and gain deeper insight into how your brain and body behave during sleep.

Completing a sleep study is simple and involves spending a night in a specially equipped sleep lab. A technician places electrodes on your head and body, which transmit information to the doctor conducting the study.

Your doctor analyzes the collected data and creates a customized treatment plan for your specific needs.