Sleep Apnea Specialist South Ozone Park NY

The statistics alone on Americans and insomnia could keep you up nights. As a nation, we spend more than $3.5 billion on prescription sleep medications each year, trying to bring relief to the 126 million of us (that’s six out of 10 Americans) who experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week.

Steven H Feinsilver, MD
(516) 267-6840
975 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: North Shore University Hosp, Manhasset, Ny
Group Practice: Center-Pulmonary & Critical

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David Maurice Rapoport, MD
(212) 263-6407
550 1st Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1974

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David Maurice Rapoport, MD
(212) 263-6407
462 1st Ave
New York, NY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1974

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Anne H Morris, MD
(907) 264-1600
1300 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966

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John J Villa, DO
(201) 489-1311
211 Essex St Ste 302
Hackensack, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: New Milford Hosp, New Milford, Ct; Hackensack Med Ctr, Hackensack, Nj; Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, Nj
Group Practice: Northern NJ Pulmonary

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Omar E Burschtin, MD
(212) 263-8423
New York, NY
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De La Republica, Fac De Med, Montevideo, Uruguay
Graduation Year: 1988

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Omar E Burschtin, MD
(212) 263-8423
11 E 26th St Fl 13
New York, NY
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De La Republica, Fac De Med, Montevideo, Uruguay
Graduation Year: 1988

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Peter Andrew Spiegler, MD
(516) 663-2004
222 Station Plz N Ste 400
Mineola, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1994

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Hormoz A Ashtyani, MD
(201) 488-1884
30 S Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Hackensack Med Ctr, Hackensack, Nj
Group Practice: Hackensack Sleep Ctr

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Sleep Disorders Service of New York
(718) 544-6660
125-10 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, NY
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not necessary
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Participate in all major insurances. Call the office for more information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

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Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye

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By Jennifer Lang

Once upon a time, getting a good night’s sleep wasn’t an issue for me. I went to bed when I was tired and woke up feeling refreshed. No tossing and turning before I drifted off to dreamland—no middle-of-the-night awakenings. Then I started having babies, who roused me at all hours and made eight-a-night a thing of the past. But even after they started sleeping soundly, I couldn’t seem to slip back into my old, good-sleep patterns. Why?

“Many factors go into whether or not we’re able to fall asleep and stay asleep, such as stress, hormones, and what’s going on in our lives at a given time,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. “And since all of these factors fluctuate as we go from one life stage to another, we can expect our sleep patterns to change as well.”

The statistics alone on Americans and insomnia could keep you up nights. As a nation, we spend more than $3.5 billion on prescription sleep medications each year, trying to bring relief to the 126 million of us (that’s six out of 10 Americans) who experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. How does this inability to get a good night’s rest affect us? Ninety-three percent of Americans believe sleep loss can impair work performance, and 86 percent feel a lack of sleep can lead to health problems.

So what’s an insomniac to do? “Understanding why you might be experiencing trouble sleeping can help you make changes that will lead to better sleep,” says Teitelbaum. Here’s a guide to how your sleep can change through the years—and what to do to give yourself the best shot at a better night’s rest.

Teens and early 20s
For a young adult, the obvious sleep robbers—late nights, too much television and computer time, poor diet, and school or new-job stress—clearly play a role in sleep disorders, but teens and 20-somethings also have a physiological reason for not sleeping well. Their circadian rhythm—the natural body clock that signals when to go to sleep and wake up—is in flux.

In young adults, the body produces melatonin—a hormone created by the brain to help induce sleep—at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. (in adults that happens earlier, around 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.). So a teen’s sleep cycle gets pushed back, which explains why she might not feel sleepy until around 11 p.m. or midnight. What’s more, everyone gets a “dip” in their circadian rhythm twice a day; for adults they typically come at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m., while adolescents hit their low points around 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., which explains both their torturous early-morning wake-up calls and late-afternoon naps.

Too much caffeine can also affect sleep in this age group. From after-school lattes to late-night energy drinks, a caffeine jolt lasts well beyond bedtime—affecting a young adult’s ability to fall and stay asleep and worse, setting the body clock back even further.

Sleep-Well Tips
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Author: Jennifer Lang

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