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Sleep Center

For the approximately one-third of Americans who suffer from some type of sleep disorder, the peaceful slumber of a good night’s sleep is an elusive dream. Whether it’s difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or being excessively sleepy during the day, The Dr. Joseph and Esther B. Hartman Sleep Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep (AASM), is here to help.

Our Sleep Center utilizes advanced technology to collect data on brain waves, heart rhythm, eye movements, muscle activity, breathing, snoring and oxygen levels.

During your sleep study you will sleep overnight in a private room, in our comfortable four-bedroom center. Our professional staff will place a number of painless electrodes on your body to monitor your sleep. Every effort is made to ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.

Snoring is common. Almost half of adults snore at least occasionally. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, creating hoarse or harsh sounds.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the cessation or interruption of breathing during sleep. People who suffer from this condition have poor quality of sleep with frequent arousals, blocked airway and reduction in oxygen levels. This condition can cause daytime sleepiness, worsen existing diabetes and trigger high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which your legs feel extremely uncomfortable while you’re sitting or lying down. It makes you feel like getting up and moving around. When you do so, the unpleasant feeling of restless leg syndrome temporarily goes away.

Insomnia includes having trouble falling or staying asleep. It’s one of the most common medical complaints. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling unrefreshed, which takes a toll on your ability to function during the day. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood, but also your health, work performance and quality of life.

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. People with narcolepsy often find it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of the circumstances. Narcolepsy can cause serious disruptions in your daily routine.

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) is a circadian rhythm (internal clock) disorder. People with DSPS have a sleep pattern that is delayed by two or more hours from what’s considered “normal,” leading to later bedtimes and wake times. DSPS is more common in adolescents than in the general population.


How likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations?

Rate each situation below on a scale of 0 to 3.

  • Sitting and reading
  • Watching television
  • Sitting inactive in a public place, for example, a theater or a meeting
  • As a passenger in a car without a break
  • Lying down to rest in the afternoon
  • Sitting and talking with someone
  • Sitting quietly after lunch (when you have had no alcohol)
  • In a car, while stopped in traffic

A score of less than 10 suggests you are not suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more suggests you may need further evaluation by a physician to determine the cause of your excessive daytime sleepiness and whether you have an underlying sleep disorder.

Sleep studies are an accepted medical procedure covered by most third party carriers. You may contact the Sleep Center directly at 845.802.7436 with any questions you might have regarding insurance or for assistance in arranging for a referral.

HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

Call 845.802.7436 to make and appointment or to learn more about the Sleep Center at HealthAlliance Hospital in Kingston.

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