Sleep Medicine

The Division of Sleep Medicine is staffed by Board-Certified physicians and specially trained and skilled technicians.  Physicians of the Division of Sleep Medicine diagnose and treat sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. More than 20 million adults in the United States are affected by sleep apnea which does not allow them to get a good night’s sleep. Some of the indicative symptoms of OSA are episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep, restless nights, snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, feeling unrested and fatigue.
 
Other sleep disorders treated include:
  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypersomnia
  • Rest less leg syndrome (RLS )
  • Parasomnia
  • REM behavioral disorders
 
Untreated sleep apnea/sleep disordered breathing can lead to:
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Increased risk of automobile accidents
  • Diabetes
 
For any sleep disorder, early diagnosis is critical for your well being. Our goal is to pinpoint the causes of the condition which will lead to more restful sleep for a healthier life.
 
The Division includes a Sleep Center which is equipped with sophisticated devices to provide video polysomnography, an overnight sleep study test used to diagnose sleep disorders. Other studies also performed are: polysomnogram with titration of CPAP or BiPAP and a standard overnight polysomnogram followed by a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).
 
All forms of insurance are accepted including Medicare and Medicaid HMOs.
 
See also Pulmonary Medicine Division
 

Division of Sleep Medicine

Director:  Mayank Shukla, MC

Call:  718-240-5653

 

Fax:   718-240-6730

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