Jyotsna Sahni, MD

Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine

4733 East Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712, USA

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Dr. Jyotsna Sahni is a Board Certified Sleep Medicine Specialist in Tucson, Arizona. She is also the Co-Author of A Happy Healthy You: A Woman’s Guide to Happiness, Health & Harmony.

Education

  • MD: Drexel University College Of Medicine

  • Residency in Neurology: Allegheny General Hospital

  • Residency in Internal Medicine: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

  • Internal Medicine Internship: Allegheny General Hospital – Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Certified in Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Certified in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Sleep Deficit

People often ask me, can they catch up on their sleep on the weekends? They may be working hard during the week and getting up early, going to bed late, taking care of all the...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Shift Work Disorder

A significant number of the American workforce are actually shift workers. They don’t keep a conventional schedule of going to work at 9:00 AM and stopping at 5:00 PM. As our societies become more 24-7,...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Overview

People often ask me about tips to sleep better. And I go back to basics. It’s kind of boring, but it’s very necessary. The body likes routine. It likes to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner....

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Falling Asleep & Circadian Rhythm

“The average person needs five to 20 minutes to fall asleep. We call this sleep latency. So five to 20 minutes is normal. So some people come to me and they complain, “”oh gosh, it...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Dr Jyotsna Sahni Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr Jyotsna Sahni and I’m a board certified sleep specialist. I’m also board certified internal medicine, geriatric medicine and obesity medicine. I work at the center for neurosciences in Tucson, Arizona....

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Napping

Often people ask me about naps – are they good? Are they bad? Can they help your sleep deprivation? Well, the truth is – it depends on you. If you can get away with a...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Exercise and Sleep

What about exercise and sleep? Well, certainly I want you to get exercise – it’s good for your health. But what time of day to do it? Well, oftentimes people who exercise in the morning...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Alcohol and Sleep

Other things that may help our sleep – not just same time to bed and same time to wake, but that will definitely be helpful – are substances that may affect our sleep such as...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Caffeine and Sleep

Another common thing that people do in their lifestyles is drink coffee or tea or soda. All of these things contain caffeine and caffeine is a very common drug and it keeps us alert and...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

TV in Bed

A lot of people ask me about watching TV in bed. If you have insomnia, it’s probably not a good idea. It’s just one more association stimulation interest. Again, we’re trying to make ourselves kind...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Food and Sleep

Another thing people ask about is food. Can food affect sleep? Well, definitely if you’re hungry, it’s going to be harder to fall asleep. If you’re over full and your digestive system is working really...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Dr Jyostna Sahni Conclusion

Thank you for joining me today, as we talked about narcolepsy, my name is Dr. Jyotsna Sahni, board certified sleep specialist center for neurosciences. I hope this information has been helpful and that you sleep...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Dr. Jyotsna Sahni Introduction

Hi, I’m Dr Jyotsna Sahni. I’m a board certified sleep specialist. I work at the center for neurosciences in Tucson, Arizona. And I’m here to talk to you about restless leg syndrome.

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Nighttime Symptoms

A unique feature of restless leg syndrome is that it occurs typically only in the evenings. So it’s most likely to occur in the evening and wear off as the night goes on. So restless...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Genetics

Restless leg syndrome is typically genetic, about 60% of the way genetic. So it runs in families. Most people will be diagnosed before they’re 20. At least they’ll have symptoms before they’re 20, but since...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Diagnosis

The diagnosis of RLS, if it bothers somebody, is easy to make and probably close to a hundred percent, sometimes you would get confused because other things can mimic RLS such as peripheral neuropathy. Cause...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Conclusion

So in conclusion, restless leg syndrome is a common neurologic disorder that affects our legs, makes them feel uncomfortable. It gives us an irresistible urge to move occurs at rest and is worse with inactivity...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Associated Conditions

There are a variety of other medical problems that are associated with restless leg syndrome. One of them is attention deficit, hyperactivity, disorder, ADHD. It’s not something we would think of, but there’s a big...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Medications

We can use medications certainly to help restless leg syndrome. There’s a variety of classes that work in a little bit different ways. Sometimes they need to be combined. Not everybody responds to everything. And...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Medications and Parkinson’s Disease

Sometimes when people look up on the internet, the medications that are commonly used for restless leg syndrome, such as the dopaminergic agonists like Pramapaxil and Ropinirole, they may see that these same medications are...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Sleep Deficit

People often ask me, can they catch up on their sleep on the weekends? They may be working hard during the week and getting up early, going to bed late, taking care of all the...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Shift Work Disorder

A significant number of the American workforce are actually shift workers. They don’t keep a conventional schedule of going to work at 9:00 AM and stopping at 5:00 PM. As our societies become more 24-7,...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Overview

People often ask me about tips to sleep better. And I go back to basics. It’s kind of boring, but it’s very necessary. The body likes routine. It likes to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner....

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

1 month ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Falling Asleep & Circadian Rhythm

“The average person needs five to 20 minutes to fall asleep. We call this sleep latency. So five to 20 minutes is normal. So some people come to me and they complain, “”oh gosh, it...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Dr Jyotsna Sahni Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr Jyotsna Sahni and I’m a board certified sleep specialist. I’m also board certified internal medicine, geriatric medicine and obesity medicine. I work at the center for neurosciences in Tucson, Arizona....

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Napping

Often people ask me about naps – are they good? Are they bad? Can they help your sleep deprivation? Well, the truth is – it depends on you. If you can get away with a...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Exercise and Sleep

What about exercise and sleep? Well, certainly I want you to get exercise – it’s good for your health. But what time of day to do it? Well, oftentimes people who exercise in the morning...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Alcohol and Sleep

Other things that may help our sleep – not just same time to bed and same time to wake, but that will definitely be helpful – are substances that may affect our sleep such as...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Caffeine and Sleep

Another common thing that people do in their lifestyles is drink coffee or tea or soda. All of these things contain caffeine and caffeine is a very common drug and it keeps us alert and...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

TV in Bed

A lot of people ask me about watching TV in bed. If you have insomnia, it’s probably not a good idea. It’s just one more association stimulation interest. Again, we’re trying to make ourselves kind...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Food and Sleep

Another thing people ask about is food. Can food affect sleep? Well, definitely if you’re hungry, it’s going to be harder to fall asleep. If you’re over full and your digestive system is working really...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Dr Jyostna Sahni Conclusion

Thank you for joining me today, as we talked about narcolepsy, my name is Dr. Jyotsna Sahni, board certified sleep specialist center for neurosciences. I hope this information has been helpful and that you sleep...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Dr. Jyotsna Sahni Introduction

Hi, I’m Dr Jyotsna Sahni. I’m a board certified sleep specialist. I work at the center for neurosciences in Tucson, Arizona. And I’m here to talk to you about restless leg syndrome.

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Nighttime Symptoms

A unique feature of restless leg syndrome is that it occurs typically only in the evenings. So it’s most likely to occur in the evening and wear off as the night goes on. So restless...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Genetics

Restless leg syndrome is typically genetic, about 60% of the way genetic. So it runs in families. Most people will be diagnosed before they’re 20. At least they’ll have symptoms before they’re 20, but since...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Diagnosis

The diagnosis of RLS, if it bothers somebody, is easy to make and probably close to a hundred percent, sometimes you would get confused because other things can mimic RLS such as peripheral neuropathy. Cause...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Conclusion

So in conclusion, restless leg syndrome is a common neurologic disorder that affects our legs, makes them feel uncomfortable. It gives us an irresistible urge to move occurs at rest and is worse with inactivity...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Associated Conditions

There are a variety of other medical problems that are associated with restless leg syndrome. One of them is attention deficit, hyperactivity, disorder, ADHD. It’s not something we would think of, but there’s a big...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Medications

We can use medications certainly to help restless leg syndrome. There’s a variety of classes that work in a little bit different ways. Sometimes they need to be combined. Not everybody responds to everything. And...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Medications and Parkinson’s Disease

Sometimes when people look up on the internet, the medications that are commonly used for restless leg syndrome, such as the dopaminergic agonists like Pramapaxil and Ropinirole, they may see that these same medications are...

Watch and Share
Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Medication Cost

The usual drugs for restless leg syndrome are not overly expensive and tend to be generic. And cost-effective, so this is not something that’s going to be a very expensive treatment. It will make a...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Latest Research

There’s some interesting research going on in the field of restless leg syndrome. What they’re finding is definitely a genetic link. Currently we know of four different gene families that have been associated with restless...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Increasing Dosage

A drug that may work at a particular dose will work for years. Occasionally we need to escalate the dose with time. We can develop a tolerance, but it’s very rare that we reach the...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Home Remedies

There’s not too many home remedies for treating restless leg syndrome other than iron, if that’s what we need. But there’s probably some utility in people, especially who are deficient to get some calcium or...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Testing

Often patients come to me complaining that they can’t fall asleep at night and they think it’s insomnia, which it is in a way cause they can’t fall asleep. But the real reason may be...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Symptoms

The symptoms of RLS include an uncomfortable sensation in the legs, typically the legs, but also sometimes the torso and the arms and the sensations vary from patient to patient, but they can include feelings...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Risk Factors

There are several different risk factors associated with RLS. The first is definitely genetic and in fact, Caucasians, much more than any other races in the world, are likely to have restless leg syndrome. Women...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Prognosis

Once the diagnosis of restless leg syndrome has been made, the prognosis is good and it makes sense to follow your doctor’s orders. Unfortunately, there’s nothing one could really do to prevent it. It’s largely...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Overview

Restless leg syndrome is a neurologic disorder that occurs in about two to 15% of the population. It’s characterized by five things. The first thing is an irresistible urge to move the legs. It’s always...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – How Much Sleep Do We Need?

The average adult human needs seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Cats need 16 hours, giraffes only need four, but we as humans need to spend one third of our lives sleeping, and...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Good Habits

We should make sleep a priority. One of the important things to do around sleep is to pick a good bedtime and awake time and keep it totally consistent. While it might be boring, It’s...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – When To See A Doctor

It’s appropriate to see a doctor about restless leg syndrome when it occurs frequently and really disrupt sleep, it can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Since restless leg syndrome occurs more in the...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Treatment

Treatment for restless leg syndrome depends on what causes it in the first place. Sometimes we literally just give back iron because the patient is iron deficient. Sometimes we give back magnesium potassium, even vitamin...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Restless Leg Syndrome – Causes

Restless leg syndrome is caused by a neurologic glitch in the brain area of the brain called the substantia nigra. And it’s associated with movement when the appropriate neuro-transmitters dopamine are not produced appropriately. The...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Sodium Oxybate

The final drug that’s used is called Xyrem or sodium oxidate. It’s a mineral salt that is dry from GHB. And this was actually used in popular in the news several years ago, as the...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Sleep Paralysis and Narcolepsy

Sleep paralysis can actually occur in any one of us, especially if we’re sleep deprived enough. I had the experience of sleep paralysis once in my life, and it was very frightening and I’ll never...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Causes

What are the causes of narcolepsy? Well, no one really knows, but we do have some hypotheses. We know there may be a genetic predisposition. There is a protein complex on the chromosome six called...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Cataplexy

In addition to excessive daytime sleepiness people with narcolepsy dream very frequently, and a lot more than the average person would, they also may be associated with symptoms that are kind of unusual. Like cataplexy...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Behavioral Treatments

There are a few behavioral treatments that may work for narcoleptics. The first is simply sleep hygiene. This is good for everybody, but more so for narcoleptics what this simply means is that there’s attention...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Associated Conditions

Other conditions that are commonly associated with narcolepsy include obesity while they’re not directly related. It makes sense. Then when we feel very exhausted, very tired during the day that we tend to reach for...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Antidepressants

Often antidepressants, such as SSRIs are used, not just for depression or anxiety, but because these drugs like Prozac Paxil, Sotralapram, also have the ability to treat cataplexy that sudden loss of muscle movement. In...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Stages of Sleep

Sleep is a very active process, different than being awake, but it has four stages stages. One and two are light, and I can easily wake you up by calling your name. Stage three is...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Tips – Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that affects 10 to 15% of the American population. It may be difficulty falling asleep, sleep onset insomnia. It’s normal to take five to 20 minutes to fall asleep,...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Apnea – Treatments

There are a variety of effective treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimes it’s as simple as asking somebody to sleep on their side rather than their back, because their sleep apnea only occurs while they’re...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Apnea – Seriousnesses

Obstructive sleep Apnea is very serious. It can cause 19 different medical problems, but the biggest thing is fatigue, not feeling restored from your night’s sleep. So people are at risk for not living the...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Apnea – Definition

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder in which people have difficulty breathing while they’re sleeping at night.

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Apnea – Risk Factors

Everybody is at risk for obstructive sleep apnea. Babies can get it small children and even adults, especially as we get older, we know that people with extra weight, two thirds of sleep apnea is...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Sleep Apnea – Alternative Treatment

Sleep positioning can make a difference for obstructive sleep apnea. By getting off the back and onto the side, one could avoid having the tongue fall backwards, include the airway. A wedge pillow may also...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Sleep Paralysis

There’s sleep paralysis. So when we all normally dream at night, our brains are very active and of course her eyes are rapidly moving. Our lungs are breathing in our diaphragm and our heart is...

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Jyotsna Sahni, MD

5 months ago

Videos

Narcolepsy – Latest Research

There’s some exciting research in narcolepsy. There’s some drugs that are being developed that are targeting particular neurotransmitters in the brain that control alertness and energy. One of these is histamine, and we know about...

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