A good night's sleep is important for one’s overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, many people are not getting the sleep they need because of a sleep disorder. Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from some kind of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can lead to sleep deprivation, resulting in significant health issues and a compromised quality of life. Our experts are here to help you get a better night’s sleep.
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 falling asleep or frequently waking night after night; losing hope that sleep will be normal again.
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders
The Center for Sleep Disorders is a state-of-the-art facility designed to treat a range of sleep disorders in a relaxing and comfortable environment for patients. It was the first hospital-based sleep center in Brooklyn to receive accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Because sleeping disorders can be brought on by lung, cardiac, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist has brought together specialists from many disciplines to evaluate, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders in people of all ages. Our dedicated Pediatric Sleep Center offers comprehensive services for children, starting at age one.
Our interdisciplinary team includes physicians, sleep technologists, sleep health educators, and a board-certified behavioral sleep medicine psychologist who specializes in non-drug insomnia management.
Patients will meet with our team of experienced sleep disorder specialists to review symptoms and the patient's medical history. After this initial evaluation, we will discuss with you whether a sleep study may help diagnose the problem.
The Sleep Study
When a sleep study is indicated, patients often spend one or two nights sleeping in a room in our comfortable facility adjacent to our main hospital campus. During the sleep study, brain patterns, heart activity, breathing, and muscle movement will be monitored. A sleep technologist is nearby throughout the night. We also offer comprehensive home sleep testing.
Comprehensive Treatment for Sleep Disorders
The Center provides the necessary diagnostic and medical care for all sleep problems, including insomnia or sleeplessness, restless legs syndrome (RLS), snoring, sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder (SWSD), narcolepsy, sleepwalking, and others.
The Center for Sleep Disorders can provide treatment for sleep disorders in support of virtually any work schedule. Treatment can include lifestyle adjustment, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, nighttime breathing masks, and more. We aim to address the sleep disorder and any potential underlying causes, both immediately and with long-term follow-up care.
The Pediatric Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center
The Pediatric Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a direct extension of the NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Pediatric Sleep Center. At the Center we diagnose and care for children with any type of sleep disorder, including:
- obstructive and central sleep apnea
- apnea of infancy
- behavioral insomnia of childhood such as bedtime struggles and night awakenings
- parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep terrors)
- circadian rhythm disorders (delayed sleep phase syndrome)
- movement disorders (periodic limb movement disorder, head banging)
Our team can aid in the evaluation and management of children with chronic lung diseases, degenerative muscle disease with chronic respiratory failure, hypoventilation syndrome, and respiratory control disorders.