At JFK Neuroscience Institute Sleep Center, we use a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat sleep disorders in adults and children. Our services include sleep clinic consultations with board-certified sleep physicians in multiple specialties: neurologists and pulmonologists as well as referral to psychologists and Ear-Nose-Throat specialists for a collaborative treatment approach.
Our sleep laboratory is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by registered technologists. The bedrooms are comfortable, safe and well-appointed, with free wireless internet access and cable TV. We offer convenient on-site parking and a complimentary breakfast.
The JFK Neuroscience Institute Sleep Center participates with most insurance carriers.
Please check with your insurance carrier before scheduling an appointment.
Conditions We Treat
Snoring and sleep apnea (obstructive, central and mixed): — difficulty breathing while asleep, pauses of breathing in sleep, choking, gasping and snoring. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, heart rhythm irregularities, morning headaches and daytime sleepiness.
Insomnia: Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, early morning awakenings, nonrestorative sleep and daytime impairment of function.
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): A restless, crawling feeling of discomfort in the legs at bedtime, and an urge to move the legs and at times jerking of the legs involuntarily while sleeping.
Narcolepsy: Difficulty staying awake during the day; sudden weakness of muscles while laughing or emotionally charged, or muscle paralysis while falling asleep.
Parasomnias: Sleepwalking, night terrors, sleep talking, severe nightmares or aggressive behavior during dreaming (REM sleep).
Shiftwork sleep disorders: Inability to establish sleep pattern because of change in work shifts affecting the bedtime.
Pediatric sleep disturbances
CDL drivers requiring sleep evaluation
Bariatric surgery patients requiring sleep evaluation
CPAP mask discomfort and tolerability issues
Diagnosis and treatment of a sleep disorder begins with a comprehensive evaluation in the sleep clinic by an experienced team of board-certified sleep specialists. Depending on your condition, your provider may recommend a sleep study, which is a non-invasive, painless recording that is performed in our sleep laboratory.
During your sleep study, our registered technicians will monitor your sleep patterns, breathing, snoring, movements, and heart rate and muscle activity. Sleep studies are usually conducted overnight but may be performed during the day in certain situations. Home testing may be available for certain patients.
Dedicated Pediatric Sleep Laboratory
Pediatric patients who require a sleep study will stay in special pediatric rooms that are designed to comfortably accommodate a parent. During his or her sleep study each child has a dedicated sleep technologist who is experienced with working with children.
Your team of sleep specialists will analyze the results of your sleep study and develop a treatment plan based on your unique needs. Treatment may include:
CPAP. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, which provides a continuous stream of air pressure to keep your airway open during sleep. This treatment may be administered during your sleep study to guide prescription of the machine, and long-term management of sleep apnea.
CPAP Mask fitting. Our technologists can help you with mask fitting to find a comfortable mask and with other issues affecting tolerability of CPAP treatment.
Custom oral devices. Referral to collaborating Sleep dentists can be done for evaluation for a custom oral appliance for treatment of mild obstructive sleep apnea.
Cognitive behavioral therapy. Referral to collaborating licensed psychologists can be done for cognitive behavioral therapy to treat insomnia.
Evaluation for Implantable devices for treatment of sleep disordered breathing can be offered to certain patients having difficulty tolerating CPAP treatment
Consultation with other specialists. Referral to collaborating sub-specialty neurologists, pulmonologists, Ear-Nose-Throat specialists and cardiologists can be made
Weight loss Programs: Referral to medical program for weight loss or collaborating dietician or surgical program for weight loss can be made
Additional treatments for sleep disorders may include behavior and lifestyle modifications, light therapy, medication, or surgery.
Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center
65 James Street
Edison, NJ 08820
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