Do you or your sleep mate have a problem sleeping? We can help.
The Sleep Center at Long Island Community Hospital is designed to provide comprehensive overnight sleep studies to identify a wide variety of sleeping disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, snoring, restless leg syndrome and insomnia.
There are a reported 40 million Americans who have a chronic sleep disorder. The most common sleep problem is obstructive sleep apnea. Common symptoms of sleep disorders may include loud snoring, difficulty concentrating, paying attention or remembering and excessive daytime sleepiness. If left untreated, this disorder may lead to hypertension, heart disease, weight gain, stroke, poor job performance, an overall decrease in quality of life and increasing accidents at home, work and driving. Proper diagnosis is essential for the proper treatment of sleep disorders.
Think you or someone you love may have a sleep disorder? If two or more of the indicators listed below apply to you or your sleep mate, you may be suffering from a sleeping disorder:
- Does snoring sometimes require you and your partner to sleep separately?
- Have you awakened suddenly gasping for breath?
- Do you fall asleep at inappropriate times?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Are you excessively sleepy during the day?
- Are you gaining weight?
- Are you tired even though you sleep through the night?
- Do you notice a decrease in your sex drive?
- Have you or your family noticed changes in your personality?
- Do you snore no matter what position you sleep in?
- Do you have trouble falling back to sleep?
- Does your sleep mate tell you that you stop breathing when you snore?
- Are you more irritable?
- Are you moody?
Download the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and find out your score today.
Long Island Community Hospital Sleep Center offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of snoring and other disorders such as sleep apnea. A team of sleep, medical and dental specialists evaluates each patient in an ambulatory care environment that’s pleasant and inviting, yet features the latest in diagnostic technology.
The sleep study is completed overnight and measures sleep cycles by recording the activities of your heart, lungs, brain, muscle movement, air flow and oxygen levels in your blood. The result of your study will be interpreted by our expert sleep specialists. Your doctor will discuss the findings and recommend treatment options that address your medical condition.
Should you feel you have a sleep problem, contact us at 631.654.7501