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Dr. David Leszczyszyn

Sleep Medicine
Richmond, VA
27 years experience male

Locations

VCU Center for Sleep Medicine

Richmond, VA

Address

2529 Professional Road, Richmond, VA
Directions

Fax

8043232262

About

Bio

I am the medical director for the sleep laboratory and the sleep medicine clinics at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. I am trained in both adult and child neurology and I am board certified in both neurology and sleep medicine. I have had the pleasure of being on the clinical teaching faculty at VCU since 2001. I was born in Canada but have lived in the United States since 1977. My undergraduate education and doctoral research in Biochemistry took place at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. I completed medical school in Indianapolis at the IU School of Medicine then moved to Charlottesville, VA for my internship in medicine followed by three years of an adult neurology residency. My final three years of pediatrics and child neurology fellowship training took place at the MCV Hospitals program in Richmond, VA.

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Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

33 Answers
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
Sleep Medicine 27 years experience
Needs sleep consult!: Insomnia has numerous causes, some easily addressed and others more complex. Know that for most people there are very effective solutions to both short-term and long term insomnia. Most do not require new medications. It is quite reasonable to start with a primary care md. Just please get started!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
Sleep Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe yes, maybe no.: The full answer is complex and may require meeting with a sleep specialist. The short answer is that all drugs have adverse effects, some overt and other more subtle. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and its close cousins are effective for short term insomnia but have not been shown to be successful for long term management. There is also some evidence for dependence and odd overnight behaviors.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Leszczyszyn
Sleep Medicine 27 years experience
Suggested only....: Actigraphy involves recording movements, large and small, of the limb on which the monitor is worn. Since rem sleep is usually devoid of or contains very little movement, one can infer the presence of rem cycles by the decrease in small movements that are a normal part of non-rem sleep as well as normal drowsiness and wakefulness. One cannot differentiate stages n1 to n3 by actigraphy alone..

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leszczyszyn is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Awards

Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
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