Sleep Center

Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Even more alarming, many have no idea that their snoring and other sleep issues are life threatening. The Center for Sleep Medicine at Mountainside Medical Center offers a comprehensive program that is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our team focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all aspects of sleep disorders. In short, we will do whatever it takes to help you get a great night’s sleep.

Tired of Being Tired?

Did you know that the average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep every night to maintain peak performance? Although each person’s sleep needs differ, studies show that sleeping less than 7 hours a night regularly may lead to serious health risks such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and weight gain.

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Mountainside Medical Center also treats children, ages 2 and up, with pediatric sleep disorders. This includes children diagnosed with ADHD, behavioral concerns, inattention, and among other disorders affecting sleep.

Take this brief quiz. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, speak to your physician or contact us at 973-259-3666.

  • Do you fall asleep or feel sleepy during dinner, while entertaining friends, at work or driving?
  • Do you snore?
  • Do you gasp for air?
  • Do you have morning headaches?
  • Do you have trouble with concentrating?
  • Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?
  • Do you have a creepy, crawly, tingly or burning feeling in your legs at night?
  • Do you wake up in the middle of the night with heartburn?
  • Do you feel anxious or depressed at times?

About the Study

The study is performed using a painless, noninvasive monitor. A polysomnography (PSG) records breathing, heart rate, brain waves, oxygen levels, and eye and leg movement. Afterwards, an evaluation is conducted to provide the appropriate treatment for your condition.

Preparing for an Overnight Sleep Study

To ensure that your sleep study is accurate and your overnight stay in the sleep center is a comfortable one, you are asked to prepare for your study in the following ways:

  • Pack a small bag with all of the items you will need for an overnight stay away from home, such as bed clothes and toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.).
  • Pack your prescription medication. The sleep lab does not stock or dispense any prescription or nonprescription medication.
  • If you are in the habit of reading before sleep, bring a book or other reading material.
  • Unless otherwise instructed by a physician, do not alter your sleep schedule during the week prior to your study. This helps to ensure that your study is representative of a typical night of sleep.
  • Please arrive at the center on time.
  • Avoid caffeinated food or beverages after noon on the day of the study.
  • Do not drink alcohol on the day of the study.
  • It is advisable that your skin and hair are clean. This improves the ability to apply and remove electrodes. Use shampoo, but no oils or conditioners; on your hair, scalp or skin.
  • If you develop a cold or respiratory infection this may affect reliability of study results. Please contact us immediately so your study can be rescheduled.
  • The test will conclude at your normal wake up time. Because electrode paste will have been applied to your skin and scalp, you will have the opportunity to shower in the morning before leaving the sleep center.

Take this Epworth Sleepiness Scale Assessment and to bring with you to your physician.

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