Sleep Disorders Center
It is estimated that as many as 20% of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. They can cause personal suffering, and have social costs as well, including poor job performance that reduces productivity and highway accidents caused by exhausted people who fall asleep at the wheel.
It used to be thought that a bad night’s sleep was something one just had to live with, even if it happened night after night. Awareness is growing, however, that sleep disorders have underlying causes and that they can be treated successfully.
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Sleep Disorders Center is a state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facility, backed by the medical resources of the North Shore – LIJ Health System and accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The center has recently been expanded and is now one of the largest, most technologically advanced sleep disorder facilities in the northeast. The center is handicapped-accessible and has nine full-size beds, each in a private room with individual climate control and color television. Our unique team of experts consists of five physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine. Our team also includes twelve technologists with certifications in respiratory therapy and polysomnography. The office staff is skilled in insurance and scheduling. Services provided by the center are covered by most medical insurance carriers.
Over 40 million Americans suffer from disorders of sleep. This can have drastic consequences during wakefulness and can adversely affect job performance, cardiovascular and neurologic function and overall quality of life.
The North Shore Long Island Jewish Sleep Disorders Center was created as a multi- specialty center to deal will neurological, psychological, respiratory and cardiovascular aspects of abnormal sleep including severe daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep apnea and snoring, abnormal behaviors and movement disorders during sleep.
Specialties involved in the center include Pulmonary Medicine, Otolaryngology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychology. It is the largest and preeminent clinical and educational program in the region and is fully accredited by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
For patients with sleep disorders, the Sleep Disorders Center offers scientifically designed private rooms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for monitoring brain waves, eye movement, breathing, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and muscle activity while sleeping.