Residents of Suffolk County, New York, can now have their sleep quality evaluated in hotel-like rooms in a sleep center affiliated with South Shore University Hospital (SSUH) in Bay Shore.
The 12-room center relocated from the hospital to 125 Kennedy Drive in Hauppauge and features an expanded footprint to better serve the growing need to treat sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy.
This center, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, has six sleep specialists who offer in-lab diagnostic sleep studies and in-lab treatment for sleep disorders. The center also helps patients with at-home diagnostic sleep studies.
“This new, larger facility with state-of-the-art technology and experienced staff will go a long way toward helping patients get more restful, restorative sleep,” says Donna Moravick, NP, SSUH’s executive director, in a release.
“While some people might brush off their partner’s or family member’s snoring, it can be the sign of a very serious, underlying medical issue,” says Gary Wohlberg, MD, medical director of the sleep center, in a release. “Sleep apnea can cause a stroke or exacerbate someone’s irregular heartbeat, otherwise known as atrial fibrillation. And 70% of people with type II diabetes have OSA, which can worsen their diabetes. Given that, I implore anyone concerned about their or their loved one’s sleep habits to have them evaluated in this state-of-the-art facility staffed by experts.”