Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?

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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.

  • trouble sleepingDo 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 during sleep?

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.

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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 information. To schedule an appointment for an initial consultation call 732-557-2798.