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 NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn 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, NYPBMH has brought together specialists from many disciplines to evaluate, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders in adults and children.
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.
The Center for Sleep Disorders at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital 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.
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.