Valley’s Center for Sleep Medicine is a member of and accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Medical Director Jeffrey Barasch, M.D., with Administrative Medical Director Tracy Carbone, M.D., at the Center for Sleep Medicine.
An increasing number of adults experience sleep problems on a regular basis, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). In fact 75 percent of American adults report having had at least one symptom of a sleep problem a few nights a week or more within the past year, continuing an upward trend in the prevalence of sleep problems since 1999, according to the NSF.
To meet the needs of the growing number of adults and older teens with sleep problems, The Valley Hospital has opened The Center for Sleep Medicine, a state-of-the-art facility that provides diagnosis and treatment for a variety of sleep disorders and ailments. The Center is located at 579 Franklin Turnpike in Ridgewood. For more information, please call 201-251-3487.
The Center, which serves adults and teenagers 16 years old and older, complements the hospital's well-regarded Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, which serves infants and young children.
The Center for Sleep Medicine, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is led by a panel of physicians. Tracy Carbone, M.D., serves as the Center's Administrative Medical Director. Dr. Carbone also serves as the Director of Valley's Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, which has operated at the hospital's main campus in Ridgewood since 1999. The Center's Medical Director is Jeffrey Barasch, M.D. Adult sleep medicine physicians participating in the Center include Rakesh Sharma, M.D.; and Rahat Salamat, M.D. In addition, a physician advisory group for the Center includes Dr. Carbone, Dr. Barasch and representation from the fields of otolaryngology, neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, dentistry, obesity surgery, and psychiatry.
The Center for Sleep Medicine offers six beautifully appointed private rooms that boast extra long, queen-size beds; wall-to-wall carpeting; Lay-Z-Boy recliners and TV (DirecTV). Caregivers or a parent may stay overnight if the patient requires assistance or is a minor. Private showers make it convenient for those patients who need to be up early and prepare for work. Continental breakfast is provided and all efforts have been made to make the patient's experience as comfortable and home like as possible.
Several types of sleep studies can be conducted at the Center. Some of the most common disorders that may be studied include sleep apnea, loud snoring, restless leg, excessive daytime sleepiness and other unusual sleep behavior. Patients having difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep can also be evaluated. Once diagnosed, patients will be offered various treatment options through their physicians. In rare cases, surgery may be needed to correct a condition. All aspects of the testing process are handled at the Center, and test results are forwarded to the patient's personal physician to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan.
Most patients require only one night of monitoring while they sleep at the Center. During their visit, patient's brain waves, breathing patterns, blood oxygen levels and heart activity are monitored during various stages of sleep. Technicians are located in a separate room, where they monitor the patient's condition. In some cases patients are required to visit during the day for a nap, where staff will follow up on a particular diagnosis.
The Center for Sleep Medicine has been established in conjunction with SleepTech of Wayne, New Jersey, the largest provider of sleep management services in the tri-state area. The Center is open Monday through Saturday.
Sleep studies are often covered by insurance, but it is recommended that all patients check with their insurance carrier for coverage details.
Click here to view and print instructions and forms to fill out for the day of your testing.
Click here to view and print the sleep study order form.
Click here for a list of the Center for Sleep Medicine's sleep specialists.