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Sleep Disorders Assessment and Treatment
JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
Sleep is an important function of the brain, occupying nearly a third of each day and strongly affecting the remaining (waking) two-thirds of the day.
The Center for Sleep Disorders Treatment, Research and Education is a resource in diagnosing and treating adults and children with sleep disorders. The Center uses a multidisciplinary approach that includes consultations with board-certified sleep physicians, pulmonologists, neurologists, ear, nose and throat specialists, and psychologists.
The laboratory is equipped with state-of–the-art technology utilized by registered technicians. It is custom designed to create a warm, friendly, home-like environment and the pediatric rooms are designed to accommodate parents. Located within JFK Medical Center, the sleep lab is in close proximity to healthcare personnel should on-the-spot medical care be needed.
For consultations or appointments please call (732) 321-7010.
Common Sleep Disorders
A variety of disorders can cause sleep deficiency, including:
Sleep Apnea: Cessation of breathing repeatedly during sleep, with or without snoring, that causes patients to gasp for breath while asleep.
Infant Apnea: Occurs when an infant stops breathing while sleeping or feeding.
Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early.
Parasomnias: Aggressive behavior during REM (dream) sleep, types include Sleepwalking, night terrors, severe nightmares and bed-wetting
Narcolepsy: Inability to stay awake during the day despite a good night’s sleep. Patients may have vivid nightmares or experience sudden weakness when emotionally charged and momentary paralysis while falling asleep or waking.
Restless Legs/Nocturnal Myoclonus: Inability to keep legs still, creeping or crawling sensation of the legs, legs may thrash or move while asleep.
Growing Pains: Pains in the limbs of pediatric patients.
Sleep Phase Delay or Advance: Falling asleep too late or too early.
Depending on the nature of the disorder, patients referred to the Sleep Center will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced team of board-certified sleep specialists. The specialist may recommend a sleep study (a non-invasive, overnight, painless procedure during which sleep patterns, breathing, heart and muscle activity and snoring are monitored). In addition, follow-up daytime and/or additional nighttime sleep studies may be ordered if necessary and the appropriate treatment recommendations will be given.
The specialists at the Center for Sleep Disorders develop an individualized program of treatment for each patient. Treatment modalities may include:
CPAP therapy (wearing an oxygen mask while asleep to control breathing)
For a consultation with a sleep disorders specialist or an appointment at the sleep clinic, call (732) 321-7010.