Sleep Disorder Center
Nearly 35 percent of Americans complain of some sort of difficulty with either falling asleep or remaining asleep. For these millions of sufferers, sleep-related disorders can result in lost productivity at work, strained relationships at home, loss of strength or stamina and a huge range of other problems. In their mildest forms, sleep-related disorders create constant annoyance, as well as physical and emotional drain. At their worst, they are life-threatening. Increasingly, such disorders are recognized as the root cause of certain physical and psychological conditions, conditions which may previously have remained undiagnosed. Whatever form they take, sleep disorders are potentially serious medical conditions, and should not be ignored. Although many aspects of sleep remain a mystery, experts do recognize the seriousness of sleep-related disorders and their consequences and have developed a number of successful treatment options. Initiated in 1982, the Sleep Disorder Center at Huntington Hospital provides sleep disorder patients relief through both inpatient and outpatient services. Utilizing the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies, the in-hospital team at the Sleep Disorders Center provides assessment and care for a wide range of sleep-related disorders, including:
Chronic inability to sleep, or to remain asleep.
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Excessive fatigue, especially dozing off at the wheel of a car, which may be a sign of a more serious underlying sleep disorder.
A syndrome characterized by sudden, uncontrollable urges to sleep. Individuals with narcolepsy may fall asleep dozens of times in a day, with the duration of each attack ranging from a few minutes to several hours.
Brief periods of inability to breathe while sleeping.
Episodes of waking abruptly in a state of panic or anxiety.
A sleep disorder involving episodes of complex motor activity while sleeping, usually including rising from bed and walking about.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Uncomfortable or painful leg sensations resulting in constant leg movement that prevents sleep.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
A condition characterized by uncontrollable leg movements while sleeping.
Circadian rhythm disorders
Generally, any conditions characterized by shifts in normal, cyclic eating or sleeping patterns.
Sleep deprivation causes increased susceptibility to illness and, often, a deterioration of daytime performance. Frequently the cause of such problems remains undetected, because it cannot be diagnosed through examinations conducted while you are awake. Huntington Hospital's Sleep Disorder Center provides full polysomnography, continuous monitoring of your sleep throughout the night, during which you will be videotaped, and your bodily functions electronically monitored.
In addition to counseling and patient education, treatment options available for sleep disorders may include medication, dental prostheses, and surgery. The Sleep Disorder Center is able to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary medical care to patients of all ages, thanks to our team of pulmonary, neurology, cardiology, otolaryngology, psychology, psychiatry, odontonomy and urology specialists.
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If you suspect that you are suffering from a sleep-related disorder, contact us for details about how a sleep analysis can help. A simple phone call may be all it takes to put you on the road to a better
night's sleep: (626) 397-3061