Sleep Disorders Center

The Sleep Disorders Center of Northern New York is a specialized medical facility diagnosing and treating sleep-related disorders. The Center boasts six rooms that test seven days a week, and it is the only accredited Sleep Center north of Syracuse (only 1% of sleep testing facilities are accredited across the country). The Center's team of specialists and consultants include pulmonary medicine, neurology, cardiology, pediatrics, urology and psychiatry. The Sleep Disorders Center blends the use of cutting-edge techniques and equipment with a caring, human touch. Although millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders, many do not know it or do not seek treatment.   Without treatment, sleep disorders can sometime lead to CHF (congestive heart failure), pulmonary hypertension, diabetes and even stroke.

Signs of a possible sleep disorder include:

  • waking up during the night
  • the inability to fall asleep night after night
  • falling asleep at work or during classes
  • waking up un-refreshed after 7-8 hours of sleep
  • loud and heavy snoring
  • kicking your partner during the night
  • general moodiness, depression or irritability


If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, you should talk to your family physician. Be sure to ask him or her about the Sleep Disorders Center of Northern New York. Most sleep disorders can be treated effectively so you can finally get that good night's sleep you need.

Common sleep disorders include:

  • Insomnia – not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • Irregular Sleeping Patterns – difficulty in finding an appropriate sleep/wake schedule
  • Narcolepsy – a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary sleep attacks at inappropriate times, such as falling asleep at your desk or during a business meeting
  • Restless Leg Syndrome - a neurological movement disorder characterized by an uncomfortable sensation in the legs that occurs most frequently late in the day or at night, especially when laying down
  • Sleep Apnea - temporary interruptions of breathing, on and off all night; often accompanied by daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, irritability, and heavy snoring
  • Sleep problems also include a variety of more common disorders such as recurring nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep-talking, bedwetting, and teeth grinding

Our Location:

Samaritan Medical Center
5th floor - use elevator C
830 Washington St.
Watertown, NY  13601
p. 315-786-4930

What to expect when you visit the Sleep Center:

During your first visit to the Center, you will be seen by a physician who specializes in Sleep Disorders Medicine. This physician will take your medical history, review your symptoms and complaints, and decide which diagnostic tests are required.

Following your initial visit and evaluation, a polysomnogram (sleep test) may be recommended. The test is typically performed overnight and helps to pinpoint the cause of sleep problems and plan treatment. A polysomnogram is a non-invasive test that uses electrical sensors and computerized technology to monitor brain activity, eye movements, heart rhythm, breathing effort, muscle activities, and oxygen levels in the blood. These painless sensors are applied temporarily to the skin with cotton.

The Sleep Disorders Center has almost all of the comforts of home. Rooms are private and "hotel-like." They are equipped with a television, queen-size bed, and other amenities. The staff is friendly and helpful. They will provide you with full, easy-to-understand explanations of all the testing procedures.

Most healthcare insurance plans provide coverage for all or part of sleep testing and treatments for sleep disorders. However, coverage and policies can change frequently. Please be sure to check with your insurance company prior to making an appointment.

It is recommended that you first see your family doctor who will arrange a consultation and evaluation with the Center's Medical Director. A full report will be sent to your doctor following evaluation and required testing.




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