Sleep Disorder Information Passaic NJ

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.

Sleep / Wake Center Palisades Medical Center
(201) 854-5412
7600 River Road
North Bergen, NJ
Ages Seen
6 mos. - Adulthood

Columbia University Cardiopulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Center
(212) 305-7591
622 W. 168th Street
New York, NY
Ages Seen
18 and up

Comprehensive Center for Sleep Medicine at Mount Sinai Mt. Sinai Medical Center
(212) 241-5098
1176 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
Ages Seen
5 and up

NYU Sleep Disorders Center
(212) 263-8423
462 First Avenue
New York, NY
Ages Seen
>2

New York Sleep Institute
(212) 871-0227
724 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Ages Seen
1-100

Clinilabs Inc. Sleep Disorders Institute
(212) 994-5100
423 W. 55th Street
New York, NY
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not necessary
Ages Seen
4 to geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: All major health insurances accepted. Please visit sleepny.com for a detailed list.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Christ Hospital Sleep Center Christ Hospital
(888) 753-3724
176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
Doctors Refferal
No (unless required by specific insurance plan).
Ages Seen
5 years and older
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurance Plans accepted; please check with the Sleep Center for specifics.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

New York Sleep Wake Institute
(646) 778-3477
275 Seventh Avenue 2nd Floor
New York, NY
Ages Seen
12 and up

Sleep Medicine Associates of NYC LLC New York University School of Medicine
(212) 481-1818
11 E. 26th Street
New York, NY
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

New York Sleep Disorder Center
(718) 220-4210
2951 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY
Ages Seen
18 and above

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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