Sleep-Wake Disorders Center - Services and Treatments - New York City - Montefiore Medical Center
An initial consultation with a sleep medicine specialist is done for all individuals coming to the sleep center.
A polysomnogram monitors a person's sleep habits overnight in a sleep lab. A technologist will position tiny painless sensors to different points of an individual's body to record brain waves, muscle activity, leg and arm movements, heart rhythm, and other body functions during sleep.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
An MSLT is done during the day to study an individual's degree of daytime sleepiness. It consists of a series of daytime naps in which a person's sleep is monitored.
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
An MWT is a daytime test to evaluate the extent of daytime somnolence. A technologist will monitor an individual's ability to resist the urge to fall asleep during the daytime.
We provide both cognitive behavioral therapy as well as pharmacologic therapy for the treatment of insomnia.
- Sleep Apnea
Treatments available for sleep apnea include CPAP titrations, Bi-level machine pressure titrations, and individualized treatment education and follow up. Other treatments for sleep apnea, which include surgery and oral appliances, are also available.
The Narcolepsy Institute at our center provides psychosocial support services to individuals with narcolepsy and their families. Non-pharmacological approaches to management including, behavioral modification and nutritional counseling are provided. Additionally, our physicians have expertise in providing pharmacologic treatment to individuals with Narcolepsy.
- Restless Leg Syndrome
Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome including vitamin supplementation and pharmacological therapy are available
- Other Sleep Related Disorders
Behavioral and pharmacologic therapies are available for the treatment of disruptive sleep events such as confusional arousals, sleepwalking, sleep terrors and REM behavior disorder. We also provide therapy for circadian rhythm disorders, sleep related movement disorders, sleep related epilepsy and sleep related headaches.