Tired of Being Tired?
If you’re among the 70 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder, it’s important to know that an inability to
get quality sleep not only impacts how you feel every day, but also can seriously affect your overall health. Those who consistently have problems sleeping are at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, driving accidents and other conditions.
Millions of people are finding renewed energy and improving their overall health and well-being through the specialty of Sleep Medicine. The St. Luke’s Cornwall Center for Sleep Medicine is committed to enhancing quality of life for those experiencing disruptive sleep. Using advanced diagnostics and the latest research in the field, our highly qualified staff will evaluate your sleep patterns and devise a custom treatment plan to improve your ability to obtain sleep.
Common Symptoms of Sleep Disorders
- Irregular breathing during sleep
- Feeling lethargic
- Daytime sleepiness and napping
- Restlessness or “tossing and turning”
- Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep
- Uncomfortable sensations or jerking of the limbs
- Feelings of weakness when experiencing strong emotions
- Vivid, frightening or violent dreams
The Study of Sleep
Participating in a sleep study is like spending the night at a comfortable hotel. Each monitored bedroom is private and equipped with cable television, queen bed, recliner and private bathroom.
Once the patient has arrived at the center and settled in, the technologist offers a light snack, and proceeds to connect the patient to the monitoring equipment via non-invasive sensors gently adhered to the skin. The hookup procedure takes approximately one hour.
The study is conducted throughout the night while the patient sleeps. The patient is disconnected the next morning, and is able to return to his/her normal routine. The sleep physician reviews and interprets the study over the next few days, and recommends an appropriate course of treatment.
Types of Sleep Disorders
There are more than 80 types of sleep disorders; the most common are:
- Sleep apnea
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
Sleep disorders can be easily managed once they are properly diagnosed by a qualified Sleep Center.
The St. Luke’s Cornwall Center for Sleep Medicine
Getting the Rest You Need
St. Luke’s Cornwall Center for Sleep Medicine is conveniently located at our Cornwall campus (19 Laurel Avenue). Sleep studies are covered by most insurance plans and often do not require a referral. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding sleep studies or insurance issues.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (845) 458-4899.