Snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea or other sleep disorders can be a sign of
a serious health condition. They put you at risk for high blood pressure,
heart attack or stroke and can even lead to obesity. Sleep problems can
affect daytime performance, alter moods and reduce quality of life.
Do you have trouble sleeping three nights a week or more? For example,
do you have trouble falling asleep, wake frequently during the night,
wake too early and have trouble falling back to sleep or wake up feeling
drowsy or lethargic?
- Do you experience interruptions to good, restful sleep? For example, nighttime
heartburn, nightmares, pain, discomfort, noise, light or temperature?
- Do you feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy or doze off while watching television,
reading, driving or during daily activities?
- Do you feel an unpleasant tingling, nervous twitching or an uncontrollable
need to move your legs when you’re trying to fall asleep?
- Do you snore loudly?
- Have you or others observed that you stop breathing or gasp for breath
If you experience two or more of these symptoms and they persist for longer
than one week, are bothersome or interfere with the way you feel or function
during the day, you may have a treatable sleeping disorder.
The monitoring and testing procedures are non-invasive, painless and non-restrictive,
so you are able to sleep comfortably and unencumbered while our team of
sleep specialists gather diagnostic information. Your heart rate, respiratory
patterns, body movements and sleep brain patterns are all recorded throughout
the night by registered sleep technologists utilizing the Center’s
state-of-the-art computerized monitoring systems.
After your evaluation and diagnostic testing is complete, your results
will be sent to your referring physician and your physician will discuss
the results with you. Our sleep specialists will then work with you and
your doctor as they develop an individual plan of care to address the
factors keeping you from a good night’s sleep.
Treatment options vary depending on the severity of your symptoms, but
can include a change in your diet or daily routine, medication, surgery
to eliminate airway obstructions or the use of continuous positive airway
pressure – known as CPAP – during sleep.
Most insurance companies and managed care plans cover the cost of sleep
testing and our Center’s staff will be happy to help you obtain
the necessary pre-authorizations from your health plan if necessary.
Talk with your doctor and find out about the benefits of consulting with
a sleep specialist for help in pinpointing the cause of your sleep problem
and helping you get a better night’s sleep.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing the symptoms of a sleeping
disorder, don’t lose another night’s sleep! Call your doctor,
or the Center for Sleep Disorders at Community Medical Center for more
To schedule an appointment for an initial consultation call 732-557-2798.