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"If someone believes that he or she is not getting adequate restful sleep and finds that mood and productivity are affected, that person should speak with a primary care physician about the sleep complaints. If the doctor agrees that symptoms could be the result of a sleep disorder, patients can be referred to the Center for Sleep Medicine for further evaluation." — Charles J. Abate, M.D., Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine for NewYork- Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital Making the Most of Your ZZZs Check Your Sleep Health Are you worried that your sleep isn't as restful as it could be? You aren't alone. Approximately 40 million Americans live with chronic sleep disorders that keep them from waking up feeling refreshed, and that could potentially affect their long-term health. If you're concerned you may be affected, see if any of the following applies to you: • You feel excessively tired during the day, and/or depend on caffeine to keep you alert. • You snore regularly. • You frequently wake up during the night and find yourself unable to go back to sleep. • You need more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night. If these symptoms describe you, it might be time for a sleep study. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital offers comprehensive sleep evaluation and sleep testing to help you wake up refreshed. An estimated 100 million Americans struggle to get a good night's sleep. is disruption to their sleep cycles affects their activity levels and alertness during the day, and in today's busy world, most people can't afford to be constantly tired. e effects can reach farther than that, however. "Over time, sleep deficit and sleep deprivation can result in various medical disorders – sleep apnea has been associated with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and even the onset of Alzheimer's," said Charles J. Abate, M.D., Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine for NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. "If someone is feeling fatigued during the daytime or feels their productivity is being impacted, we can conduct a sleep study here at the Center for Sleep Medicine and help the individual figure out the underlying reason." Time changes in the fall can also have an impact on sleep health, adding the lack of hours of sleep to the lack of sufficient-quality sleep, Dr. Abate noted. "We perform a fully comprehensive range of sleep studies to diagnose more than 80 sleep disorders," Dr. Abate said. "We are committed to providing excellent evaluation for our patients and helping them get back to the rest they need to remain healthy." e Center for Sleep Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital offers the most advanced sleep diagnostic services. e comfortable location allows the Center for Sleep Medicine to ensure patients can access hotel-style privacy and advanced technology. For more information about the Center for Sleep Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Hudson Valley Hospital, call 914-734-3840. Charles J. Abate, M.D. 3 ] F A L L 2 0 1 5

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