Center for Sleep Disorders
Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can lead to sleep deprivation, which is an unhealthy, dangerous, and costly problem resulting in significant health issues and compromised quality of life.
The Center for Sleep Disorders at New York Methodist Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet our important goal of providing the highest standard of medical care in a comfortable environment for patients. The Center provides the necessary diagnostic and medical care for all sleep problems, including insomnia or sleeplessness, snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, leg movements during sleep, and others.
Because sleeping disorders can be brought on by both lung and neurological disorders, NYM has brought together specialists from many disciplines to evaluate, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders in adults and children.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
- Snoring so loudly that the sleep of others is disturbed.
- Frequent cessation of breathing during the night.
- Falling asleep on short drives or in social situations, or difficulty staying awake at work or school.
- Difficulty sleeping night after night; losing hope that sleep will be normal again.
We've come up with some simple questions designed to alert you to problems which may be the result of sleep disorders. Note that this questionnaire is for educational purposes only.
Find a Relief at NYM's Center for Sleep Disorders
The Center for Sleep Disorders at New York Methodist was the first hospital-based sleep center in Brooklyn to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Our team of experienced sleep disorder specialists will review the patient's medical history and the medical questionnaire. After this initial evaluation, we will determine whether a sleep study may help diagnose or treat the problem.
The Sleep Study
When a sleep study is indicated, patients spend one or two nights in our comfortable facility located within the Hospital. During the study, 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, including what to expect during a sleep study, view our Center for Sleep Disorders brochure or call 718.780.3017.