Do you sleep soundly but wake up feeling unrefreshed and rundown during the day? If so, you could be one of almost 50 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder.
Sleep disorders can cause a variety of troubling symptoms— including impaired work, academic or athletic performance, memory loss and mood disturbance. They also may lead to serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart attack, or stroke, or make existing health problems worse. They also are a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents.
About the Center for Sleep Disorders
CentraState's Center for Sleep Disorders is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and is one of a select few hospital-based sleep centers in the area. Being part of a healthcare system gives us immediate access to on-site experts in a wide range of complementary medical specialties as well as to other resources typically available in a hospital setting. The experienced and caring experts at our state-of-the-art Center for Sleep Disorders use advanced technology in a comfortable, private, home-like environment to get to the root of what's causing your symptom(s) and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
The Center for Sleep Disorders doubled in size in 2004 to better serve the growing number of patients seeking relief for sleep-related disorders. Among other things, the expansion helps to ensure that the Center for Sleep Disorders can see you and return your results in a timely fashion.
Services Offered: Skilled Diagnoses & Tailored Treatment Plans
At the Center for Sleep Disorders, we perform both overnight and daytime diagnostic tests — polysomnographic (PSG) studies. Your study is interpreted by one of our board-certified sleep physicians, who then meets with you to discuss the findings and recommend appropriate therapy.
We also offer CPAP desensitization services for sleep-disorder patients who have difficulty adjusting to the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device— a common therapy for sleep apnea. The services are covered by most insurance plans and can be performed in a couple hours during the day.
A Comfortable, Homelike Environment
At the Center for Sleep Disorders, we want to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Our four spacious private bedroom suites for adults and teens include televisions with DVD players, bedside reading lamps and private bathrooms with showers. Each suite features a queen-sized bed made up with freshly laundered linens. Pillows are provided, although some patients prefer to bring their own.
We also have an assortment of snack foods available— a courtesy of particular importance to patients who must monitor their blood-sugar levels. In the morning following an overnight sleep study, coffee, tea and a light snack are available on your way out.
Our bedroom suites are where we conduct polysomnograms, or sleep studies, which record patients’ sleep patterns and monitor brain, heart, muscle and breathing activity to aid in diagnosis. Treatments to resolve or mitigate sleep disorders, once they have been identified, include breathing devices, regular napping, drug therapy, relaxation exercises, surgery, dental devices and/or treatment of underlying problems such as anxiety or depression.
Accredited & Board-Certified Sleep Center Staff
Samuel L. Krachman, DO, FCCP, a board-certified sleep specialist, serves as director of The Center for Sleep Disorders. Dr. Krachman trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and is board certified in both pulmonary and critical-care medicine as well. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and conducts research in sleep disorders associated with congestive heart failure and emphysema. Dr. Krachman delivers lectures and has written for medical texts and been published in medical journals.
The technical staff are certified by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists and are members of the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists. Sleep Center staff continually update their knowledge of sleep medicine by earning continuing medical education credits through professional activities.
Schedule a Complimentary Tour
If you sleep too much or too little, have unrestful sleep,or are experiencing symptoms that may be sleep-related, ask your physician for a prescription to visit the Center for Sleep Disorders. Check with your insurance plan to ensure that your care at the center will be covered, then call the center at (732) 303-5070 to schedule an appointment.
Want to see for yourself what we can do for you? Join us for a free tour of the Sleep Center by calling (732) 303-5070.
Directions and Parking
The Center for Sleep Disorders is located on the 3rd floor (Suite 360) of CentraState's new Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., adjacent to CentraState Medical Center.
Please check the Related Documents Box listed to the right to view a map showing the location of the Sleep Center parking area (four spaces are reserved for overnight Sleep Study patients), the nearest entrance, and where to go once you're inside the building.
For more information about CentraState's Center for Sleep Disorders call (732) 303-5070.