Getting enough sleep is something people need for good health and to prevent sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can not only lead to problems directly but also increase a person’s risk of other health problems. However, these sleep disorders can be diagnosed and treated, bringing relief to those who suffer from them.
Sleep in New York City
New York City is known as the “city that never sleeps”. While the city is not a person, and people that do shift work can keep the city going 24/7, all New Yorkers need to make sure they get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep. Sleep is a basic necessity for all humans and is not a luxury. The time spent sleeping is not time wasted as many important biological functions are linked to sleep such as hormonal production, memory consolidation, growth hormone secretion, immunity and healing. Unfortunately, not everyone is getting enough sleep leading to many consequences.
Facts about short sleep duration
People getting less than the recommended amount of sleep in US: A third of US adults
Risks of not getting enough sleep
If you are suspected of having a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or other sleep problem, a sleep study such as a home sleep study or an in lab polysomnogram, or PSG, might be ordered by the sleep doctor. A PSG is an overnight test that measures sleep, breathing and other parameters that help diagnose many different sleep disorders.
Anxiety & Sleep Disorder
Watch a video of our Facilities