Princeton Baptist's Sleep Center is operated in conjunction with board certified physicians and the Princeton Pulmonary Group located on the Princeton campus.
The staff at the Sleep Center is committed to the diagnosis and treatment of all sleeping and waking disorders including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and narcolepsy. The Center has held an accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for more than 20 years. Our technologists' ongoing training and continuing education underscores the center's commitment to providing excellent patient care.
What is a sleep disorder?
If you have trouble getting a good night's sleep, rest assured, you are not alone. Many adults have trouble sleeping and many suffer from chronic sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Many sleep disorders remain unidentified or under-diagnosed.
Due to this growing need, The Sleep Center at Princeton offers relief to those suffering from sleep disorders. Strong indicators of sleep disorders include fatigue, irritability, depression, lack of concentration, frequent illness and declining productivity.
Sleep disorders can be dangerous, even deadly. The Department of Transportation estimates that several thousand automobile and trucking accidents each year are sleep-related, resulting in thousands of fatalities. Sleep problems can also become a serious occupational health hazard and are often implicated in accidents in the workplace.
How do I know if I or a loved one have a sleep disorder?
Click here to take the free SleepAware assessment, which may help determine if you have a sleep disorder.
Princeton Baptist offers two locations for sleep studies that feature large, comfortable rooms with hotel-like amenities during overnight sleep studies. One location is on the fifth floor of the Princeton Baptist's Professional Office Building 2 and the second is located inside Baptist Health Center Hoover on Preserve Parkway in Hoover.
Both sleep center locations include board certified pulmonologists, specially trained technologists and capacity for several patients per night. Please note a physician referral is required for a sleep study.
Types of sleep disorders
The first step toward recovery is identifying the type of sleep disorder. Although some 84 different sleep disorders exist they generally fall into one of the following major categories:
- Sleep Apnea - A life-threatening disorder involving a collapse of the airway walls resulting in loud snoring and the inability to breathe. Someone with sleep apnea may stop breathing an average of 20-30 seconds, dozens, even hundreds of times each night. An estimated 38,000 cardiovascular deaths are due to sleep apnea each year.
- Insomnia - Plaguing one out of three Americans, insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking earlier than desired.
- Narcolepsy - Excessive daytime drowsiness with a tendency to sleep at inappropriate times regardless of activity or circumstance. It can manifest itself in mild or severe forms.
- Restless Leg Syndrome/Periodic Limb Movement - Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Periodic Limb Movement (PLM) are related disorders. PLM occurs most often when a person is asleep and movements are unconscious. RLS occurs only when a person is awake and is a voluntary response to uncomfortable or painful feelings in the limbs.
If you think you or someone you know is experiencing a sleep disorder, and would like more information, contact the Princeton Sleep Center at 1-877-222-7847 or Email Us.