Are you having trouble sleeping? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. The reported cases of sleep deprivation or insomnia are growing to epic proportions nationwide. More than 60 million Americans suffer from poor sleep quality, and more than 40 million meet the diagnostic criteria for sleep disorders. Americans are sleeping less and consequently are putting their health at risk.
Patients who toss and turn all night will initially complain of lack of energy, irritability and loss of appetite. Left untreated, inadequate sleep carries with it both short- and long-term consequences including obesity, diabetes, anxiety, stroke or cardiac arrest.
Why are we losing so much sleep? Insomnia could be caused by a medical problem, a side-effect of medicine, psychiatric illness or lifestyle. Everything from what we eat and drink to how often we are on “screen time” to our hectic work schedules can contribute to how well or how poorly we sleep.
If you believe you are suffering from a sleep disorder, insomnia, sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome, there are things you can do about it.
“We now have comprehensive Sleep Centers in both Andrus and Dobbs Ferry,” said Rajendra Rampersaud, MD, a pulmonologist at St. John's Riverside Hospital.
To meet the growing incidence of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, St. John’s Riverside Hospital now has Sleep Diagnostic Centers available at both Dobbs Ferry and Andrus Pavilions. Both locations offer a convenient, quiet setting that was created to help restore the connection between a well-rested body and a healthy body.
Having sleep centers in both our pavilions is another way we strive to help patients in their hometowns. St. John’s Riverside Hospital is helping people sleep better and feel better, one wink at a time. For more information or to schedule a consultation with a sleep physician call (914) 964-4337. To schedule a sleep study at the Sleep Diagnostic Center call (914) 559-1010.