Sleep disorders are a common condition affecting about one out of every six people in the United States. A sleep disorder can adversely affect health, work performance, school and relationships, so it is important to seek professional help. With prompt diagnosis and effective treatment, you can sleep, feel and live better.
Committed to the study, diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related problems, University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) Sleep Center offers adults and children expert care from a compassionate team of professionals.
The UMCP Sleep Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), a professional organization dedicated to assuring quality care for patients with sleep disorders, advancement of sleep research, and public and professional education.
AASM accreditation is the gold standard for sleep centers, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of quality care in providing comprehensive clinical sleep medicine, including diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with a variety of sleep disorders.
Our comprehensive services include:
- Overnight sleep studies
- Daytime assessments of sleepiness
- Individual evaluations and treatment plans
- Coordination of care with personal physicians
- Equipment fittings and training sessions
- Pediatric sleep studies
The Sleep Center is led by a specialist who is board certified in sleep medicine. Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes:
- Board certified physicians
- Insomnia specialists
- Technologists registered in clinical polysomnography
There are more than 80 types of sleep disorders. The most common include:
- Sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movements
- Sleep walking
- Sleep talking
- REM Behavior Disorder (acting out dreams)
State-of-the-art Sleep Monitoring
A sleep study is the first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder. Typically, studies are performed during an overnight stay at UMCP. Technologists will apply sensors and monitor you as you sleep with a state-of-the-art digital sleep recording system. Highly precise, the system simultaneously records:
- Brainwave activity
- Breathing and air flow
- Muscle activity
- Eye movement
- Heart rate and rhythm
- Limb and other body movements
- Blood oxygen level
Results, recorded in more than 800 digital pages of data, are used to identify any physical problems that may be causing disrupted sleeping.