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Overview of Sleep Problems


  • Conquer Your Sleep Disorders and Get a Good Night's Rest.

    Having a hard time falling asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find it difficult to get back to sleep? Or, maybe you snore too loudly, suffer from nightmares or walk in your sleep?

    Many sleep disorders go undiagnosed for years and can have damaging effects on your overall health. Sleep deprivation has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, depression and weight gain. It can also impair learning, memory, alertness, concentration and judgment.

    Health Quest sleep specialists are dedicated to helping you unravel the mystery of why a good night’s sleep escapes you. You deserve a good night’s sleep. Let us help you at one of our sleep centers located at Vassar Brothers Medical Mall in Fishkill, Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck and Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel.

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We evaluate and treat a wide range of sleep conditions and issues:

  • Insomnia is the inability to get to sleep, stay asleep or wake at the right time to assure proper rest.
  • Excessive snoring refers to the harsh or hoarse sounds that result from partially blocked airways and disrupt sleep.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OAS) is a common, but serious and potentially life-threatening breathing disorder marked by lack of air flow through the night.
  • Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the nervous system, characterized by extreme daytime sleepiness and the sudden need to sleep during the day, or, alternately, a sudden collapse in which you appear unconscious but remain awake and alert.
  • Parasomnias are a set of disorders that include sleepwalking, bed-wetting (enuresis), nightmares, waking up confused, sleep paralysis and other abnormal behavior during sleep.
  • Restless legs syndrome is a movement disorder characterized by unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting.
  • Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder is the physical acting out of vivid, often unpleasant dreams with vocal sounds and sudden, often violent arm and leg movements during REM sleep.

What You Experience During a Sleep Study

When it comes to sleep disorder testing, you may be pleasantly surprised. Our sleep studies are conducted during an overnight stay in one of our comfortable, modern, quiet, hotel-like rooms. Each room is equipped with a flat screen television and private bathroom and can accommodate bariatric, special needs and pediatric patients three years of age or older.

After arriving at the center on the evening of your study, your technologist will take about 30 minutes to hook you up to the equipment by attaching electrodes to various parts of your body (a painless procedure). These electrodes monitor brain waves, respiratory variables, eye movement, muscle tone, heart rate and rhythm and oxygen saturation. After, you are free to relax, read or watch television until you are ready to go to sleep at your normal bedtime. In the morning, we will awaken you around 5am. It will take about 10 minutes to remove the electrodes. Then, you'll be free to shower, dress, enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or juice and go about your day.

Patient Registration Packet

After scheduling your appointment, you can choose to have the sleep study packet emailed or mailed to your home address. Please take a moment to read through the materials. It contains a seven-day sleep diary that you will need to complete prior to your scheduled appointment.

Download a Sleep Study Packet

What You Should Bring

While you will be at the sleep facility for one night only, there are certain things you must bring:

  • Your health insurance card and a photo ID. We will not be able to conduct your study without a photo ID.
  • Medications: You must bring any medications, including supplements, that you may need while at the center. Please bring only what you need for one night in the original medication container. Note that medications are not dispensed at the center. Please make sure to bring a list of other medications you may take.
  • Pajamas: Please bring something comfortable to sleep in such as pajamas or a t-shirt and shorts.
  • Personal toiletries: Please bring your own toiletries.
  • Fun stuff: Don't forget to bring a favorite pillow, book or white noise device. Children should bring favorite blankets, stuffed animals or toys.

Sleep Studies for Children

Sleep disorders are common among children, including sleep apnea, difficulty falling or staying asleep and the inability to sleep at desired times. Narcolepsy typically begins in adolescence but may affect younger children. Our sleep center at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, can accommodate children ages five and older. The sleep centers at the Vassar Brothers Medical Mall in Fishkill and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, can accommodate children ages three and older.

We work closely with families to ensure the best experience for your child. For the duration of the study, we require that all minors (under 18) be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. You will be staying overnight in the same room. For your comfort, a recliner and bedding accommodations will be provided.

Once you arrive, and before the study begins, our technologists will carefully explain the equipment and procedure and answer questions. To alleviate any anxieties, you may be asked to "try on an electrode” to show your child that the process is painless. Our goal is to help your child feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, while ensuring proper placement of the sensors.

Please be sure to bring your child's favorite bed time blanket, pillow or stuffed animal to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

How We Test

The overnight sleep study test we perform, called polysomnography (PSG), is utilized to properly diagnose your sleep disorder(s). During the night, using the latest advanced diagnostic technology, your sleep patterns and a number of variables will be recorded including heart rate and rhythm, breathing, brain waves, muscle movements, air flow and oxygen levels. A highly trained sleep technologist constantly monitors your sleep recording throughout the night and is available if you need assistance.

Once your study is complete, the data is analyzed and reviewed by a board-certified sleep physician. Within 10 business days, a completed report containing recommendations by a sleep physician will be sent to your referring physician. Please be sure to follow up with your physician to review the results, and determine what treatment may be needed.

Treatment Recommendations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Therapeutic breathing devices such as CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure), which provide airflow through a mask from a tube connected to a small machine that sits on your nightstand. These devices are used while sleeping to keep your airway open.
  • Behavior modification therapy offers psychological and lifestyle tips to create a more sleep-inducing environment.
  • Medication includes pharmaceuticals and/or other supplements to ensure a good night's rest.
  • Airway surgery, such as a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, nasal septum surgery (septoplasty) or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) to remove or remodel tissue in the throat and widen your airway.
  • Dental devices, which are similar to removable mouth guards that you wear at night to adjust your palate and keep the airway open.
  • Positional therapy is a behavioral therapy method that keeps you in a side sleeping position. This position helps prevent your airway from closing while you sleep.


A prescription and recent office notes supporting your need for a sleep study from your provider are required prior to scheduling your study. Please contact us to help determine if a sleep study is covered by your insurance.


We offer consultations by appointment with a board-certified sleep physician. Please let us know if you would like a consultation with a board-certified sleep physician when we are scheduling your sleep study.


Putnam Hospital Center
Sleep Center
670 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512


Northern Dutchess Hospital
Sleep Center
6511 Springbrook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Vassar Brothers Medical Mall
Sleep Center
200 Westage Business Center Drive, Suite 234
Fishkill, NY 12524