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A good night’s sleep is no luxury. It’s vital to your health.

Lack of sleep can affect everything about your quality of life, from causing fatigue and irritability to making you gain weight. Sleep issues have an impact on your job performance, your driving ability and even your relationships. They can even be life-threatening: Did you know sleep apnea may trigger high blood pressure, heart failure and stroke?

An estimated 60 million people in this country suffer from sleep disorders. If you’re one of them, the Sleep Disorders Center at North Shore Medical Center can help, providing evaluations, consultation and high-quality care for a wide range of sleep disorders. 


Common sleep disorder symptoms include:

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Snoring
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Morning headaches
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Obesity-related sleep breathing disorder
  • Enuresis (bed-wetting) and pediatric obstructive sleep apnea


You may need an overnight sleep study, or polysomnogram, for a proper diagnosis of your sleeping issues. The test monitors your vital signs while you sleep including your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation levels and brain waves. 

If you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, various treatment options are available. The Sleep Disorders Center strives to provide personalized service to patients and their families. 

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