Mae Pindmaa Sleep Clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating all possible sleep disorders. With the methods and techniques of both modern Western and traditional oriental medicine the real cause of your sleep disorder will be uncovered and the best treatment applied.
A sleep disorder is a condition that prevents a person from getting restful sleep and restoring their energy levels. The most common sleep disorders are sleep apnea, insomnia, parasomnia, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome (RLS) and circadian rhythm abnormality.
Sleep deficiency caused by sleep disorders leads to daytime fatigue and sleepiness, thus affecting a person’s job performance, memory and concentration. Also, people suffering from sleep disorders are more susceptible to diseases, mood disturbances and stress, which can lead to misuse of medications and drugs. A sleepy driver in traffic can be even more dangerous than a drunk driver.
Sleep disorders can be diagnosed and cured. An appointment with a sleep specialist and analysis of the sleep test helps to assess your health and uncovers the real cause of the disorder and possible damage to your body and mind. Modern medicine can effectively cure various sleep disorders, thus lessening the risk of falling ill and lengthening life expectancy, improving both family and job relations and quality of life.
I received my degree at Tartu University Faculty of Medicine in 1985 and continued my studies in Moscow, Helsinki and London. Having obtained qualifications as a cardiologist and pediatrician, as a young doctor I treated sick newborn and premature babies at the Tartu University Children’s Hospital. Later I dedicated myself to diagnosing and treating congenital heart diseases in the cardiac surgery department of the Tartu University Clinic. I have been involved in sleep medicine since 2001. I have participated in practical trainings in Germany, Finland and the USA, which contributed to my knowledge in this field. In 2005 I was elected president of the newly established Estonian Sleep Medicine Association.
At present my everyday work consists of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders of different origins. I aim to find the deepest causes and backgrounds of my patients’ discomforts. Our practice performs sleep studies at Tallinn and Võru sleep clinics. If necessary, we prescribe additional studies and tests, aiming to treat patients holistically, concentrating on the whole body, not only relieving a certain discomfort. Our doctors and patients work as a team – good health is what we all strive to achieve.