Sleep Medicine at Garnet Health
Has your partner complained about your snoring? Do you toss and turn all night, or find yourself nodding off during the day? You may benefit from seeing an expert at the Garnet Health Center for Sleep Medicine, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our sleep medicine specialists diagnose and provide treatment for a wide variety of sleep disorders, including insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea. They can help determine the root of sleep issues for both adults and children older than age 2.
For the youngest patients, our Sleep Medicine for Children program at Garnet Health is focused on the specific needs of children. Our pediatric sleep specialists know your child needs proper sleep to perform well in school and maintain good mental health. Their care techniques are tailored to this age group, and they prioritize partnering with parents to create regimens that aid sleep and help your child thrive.
Conditions Treated by Sleep Medicine
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders. It is characterized by paused or restricted breathing while sleeping, which affects oxygen levels in the blood and brain. OSA has been associated with conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and heart attack. The experienced doctors at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Garnet Health are highly skilled in not only pinpointing the sleep disorder affecting you, but also finding the right treatment and helping you regularly get a restful night’s sleep.
Sleep disorders can manifest in a variety of ways, and Garnet Health specialists will employ a variety of tactics to make an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms that may indicate that you have OSA or another sleep disorder include:
- Taking more than half an hour to fall asleep at night
- Feeling fatigued or sleepy during the day
- Decreased attention span
- Excessive snoring or interrupted breathing during sleep
Discuss your symptoms with your primary care doctor or sleep medicine specialist.
Sleep Medicine Treatments
If your sleep-disorder symptoms are confirmed, Garnet Health specialists will develop a sleep study framed around your initial diagnosis and needs. A sleep study, also called a polysomnogram, helps your doctor gather data about which sleep disorder is keeping you from getting the rest you need. Sleep studies are performed overnight at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Garnet Health Medical Center in Middletown. You’ll stay in a room that’s a lot like a hotel room, complete with a private bath and television.
While you sleep, you’ll wear stick-on electrode patches that technicians use to monitor your body’s activities. These include:
- Heart rate
- Oxygen levels
- Eye movement
Once a diagnosis is confirmed, treatments for sleep issues may include:
- Medication, including sleeping pills
- Lifestyle changes such as refining sleep habits
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines for obstructive sleep apnea
Sleep Medicine Services Close to Home
Are you concerned about your sleep and overall health? Contact your primary care doctor or call 845-333-7575 to make an appointment with a sleep medicine specialist.
Garnet Health provides expert sleep medicine services in Orange and Sullivan Counties, including Middletown, NY.