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Center for Sleep Disorders


Trouble sleeping can be brought on by both lung and neurological disorders. To address this concern, NYM has brought together specialists from many disciplines to evaluate, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders in adults and children.

We treat:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Behavior Sleep Problems in Children
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • REM Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome

Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?

We've come up with some simple questions designed to alert you to problems which may be the result of sleep disorders. Take a moment to fill out the questionnaire and see whether or not you may have a sleep disorder. Note that this questionnaire is for educational purposes only.

Find a Restful Night at the NYM Center for Sleep Disorders

The Center for Sleep Disorders at New York Methodist is the only hospital-based sleep center in Brooklyn to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Your doctor can refer you or you can simply call the Center for Sleep Disorders to schedule an appointment. Before your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire related to your sleep disorder symptoms.

Our team of experienced sleep-wake disorder specialists will review your medical history and the medical questionnaire. After this initial evaluation, we will determine whether a sleep study may help diagnose or treat your problem.

The Sleep Study

When a sleep study is indicated, you will spend one or two nights in a motel-like room located within the Hospital. You may continue your normal daytime activities; your study takes place only at night. During the study, your brain patterns, heart activity, breathing, and muscle movement during sleep will be monitored. The study is painless; a sleep technician is nearby throughout the evening.

If a sleep disorder is diagnosed, appropriate treatment - ranging from medication to nighttime breathing masks - may reduce or eliminate symptoms of not only the sleep disorder, but also the lung condition associated with it.

For more information, call 718.780.3017.

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