Sleep Disorder Information Garden City NY

We’re not talking about a cure—sleeplessness recurs periodically in most insomniacs. But experts say that most people can find a way to manage insomnia as long as they’re willing to keep on trying, even after the first, fifth, and seventh attempts fail. Often the secret lies in combining approaches.

The Center for Sleep Medicine Cardiovascular Medical Associates
(516) 267-6840
975 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
Ages Seen
18+

Winthrop Sleep Disorders Center Winthrop University Hospital
(516) 663-3907
1300 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
3+
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

ProHEALTH Sleep Disorders Center
(516) 608-2890
4 Delaware Drive
Lake Success, NY
Ages Seen
5+

North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Sleep Disorders Center North Shore University Hospital
(516) 465-8271
155 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
>16
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances, call for more information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

HealthBridge Sleep Medicine
(516) 627-7407
1165 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY
Ages Seen
13 and up

Ultimate Health Sleep Disorders Center
(516) 437-7236
2343 New Hyde Park Road
New Hyde Park, NY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances, call for more information
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

United Sleep Diagnostics Inc.
(516) 873-6500
50 Rose Place
Garden City Park, NY
Ages Seen
18 and up

The Long Island Sleep Center/Louis Saffran Physician PLLC
(516) 536-8151
30 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
Ages Seen
5 and up

Heart & Lung Associates PC Sleep Disorder Center
(718) 225-5106
42-23 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside, NY
Ages Seen
14+

The Center for Sleep Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital
(516) 520-2521
4295 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
Ages Seen
>12 years

In Search of a Good Night's Sleep

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By Leslie Crawford

It should be so easy. You’re tired. You close your eyes. You fall asleep. But for the millions of Americans who are sleepless in Seattle, Manhattan, and Shaker Heights, this simplest of human functions is but a dream. If there’s any comfort in numbers, the insomniac may find solace in knowing she’s hardly alone while she pines in the wee hours for Mr. Sandman.

Up to 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, which tend to worsen with age, yet most sheepishly hide it in the closet. (After all, it’s only sleep, not a life-threatening illness. And doesn’t everyone seem tired these days?) “Too many people think insomnia is something to be embarrassed about, that it’s some sort of weakness,” says Tom Roth, director of the Sleep Disorders Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. And this prevents a majority from seeking the help they need.

Happily, researchers bent on unraveling the mysteries of slumber are making headway on finding out why so many of us have ongoing trouble falling or staying asleep. “We’re beginning to understand the pathology far better,” says Roth, who cites studies finding that some poor sleepers are simply not wired like normal sleepers. Their hearts beat faster, their temperature runs higher, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol are elevated. In medical terms, they have a condition known as hyperarousal.

Unfortunately, the best way to target this type of insomnia is still not known. “We have miles to go before we sleep,” says Roth. But at least this new understanding may alleviate some of the stigma that often comes with it. Practitioners have long viewed insomnia as a symptom of other causes—anxiety, depression, hormonal changes, and the side effects of various medications are among the leading ones. But according to the new research, for many people it may well be a condition unto itself. And “you have trouble sleeping” is a lot easier to take than “this means you must be depressed.”

There’s also some good news on the treatment front for people who suffer from any type of insomnia. We’re not talking about a cure—sleeplessness recurs periodically in most insomniacs. But experts say that most people can find a way to manage insomnia as long as they’re willing to keep on trying, even after the first, fifth, and seventh attempts fail. Often the secret lies in combining approaches. “No matter how severe the insomnia,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, director of the Annapolis Research Center for Effective Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Therapies, “it’s possible for just about everyone to get eight to ten hours of restful sleep.”

Practitioners who take a holistic approach to health have lots to offer the sleep-deprived. If anxiety or stress is your problem, they can suggest any number of calming techniques such as yoga, meditation, or aromatherapy. If nutritional deficiencies might be keeping you awake, they can diagnose them and suggest supplements that may help.

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