Sleep Disorders Center

Our Center

Established in 1979, the Sleep Disorders Center in Smithtown, NY offers services in a quiet, private setting using state-of-the-art equipment. The Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services to patients of all ages, including infants with sleep-related symptoms. The medical staff consists of nationally recognized physicians who are credentialed in Sleep Medicine with expertise in a variety of specialties to provide advanced care to patients with sleep disorders.

Our sleep technologist staff consists of registered polysomnographers and licensed respiratory therapists who are present for patients requiring oxygen during sleep.

"It is estimated that over 40 million adults and children in the U.S. suffer from sleep disorders. Some studies show that 60% of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more, yet only 40% are asked by their physicians about the quality of their sleep. Millions struggle to stay alert at home, in school, on the job, and on the road. In the United States alone, fatigue contributes to more than 100,000 police reported highway accidents, resulting in 71,000 and 1,500 deaths each year."

----National Sleep Foundation

Sleep Center

When you come to the Stony Brook University Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center, you will have access to an experienced team of neurologists, pulmonologists, and pediatricians. Our multidisciplinary resources set us apart from other centers in the region and allow us to diagnose and treat even the most complex cases. We specialize in upper airway pressure flow dynamics during sleep and the collapse that leads to sleep apnea, a common disorder that causes many brief interruptions in breathing during the night. However, we are also skilled with insomnia (inability to fall or stay asleep), parasomnia (disturbances such as night terrors and sleepwalking), circadian rhythm disorders, and more. Because sleep is so intimately tied to central nervous system function, many patients with neurological conditions such as stroke, migraine, and back pain benefit from our services as well. Families of children with sleep disorders symptoms may be asked to attend the initial consultation to discuss concerns.

Sleep Center

We aim to achieve excellent results while ensuring you feel supported and empowered throughout the process. Our modern, hotel-style rooms are equipped with many modern comforts, including televisions and VCRs. We provide a patient lounge with kitchen facilities, a vending machine, children's books and toys, an ATM, and a selection of herbal teas. We strive to make your experience second-to-none.

The following is a sampling of our services.

  • Sleep apnea diagnosis

  • Sleep apnea treatment:

    • CPAP;

    • BiPAP;

    • Variable positive airway pressure (VPAP);

    • Dental appliances;

    • Positional therapy;

    • Weight management; and

    • Sleep hygiene strategies.

  • Insomnia diagnosis

  • Insomnia treatment:

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy; and

    • Medication

  • Parasomnia diagnosis

  • Parasomnia treatment:

    • Cognitive behavioral therapy; and

    • Medication

  • Circadian rhythm disorder treatment:

    • Sleep restriction therapy; and

    • Medication;

  • Narcolepsy diagnosis

  • Narcolepsy treatment:

    • Genetic counseling; and

    • Medication

We offer our patients tomorrow's treatments today through our many clinical trials. Our patients may elect to participate in ongoing, cutting-edge, clinical research trials that are being conducted at our institution. Participation in a clinical trial can provide patients with access to new research treatments before they are widely available. Click on the following website links to access more information on the current clinical trials offered at Stony Brook University Medical Center:

Office of Clinical Trials:

General Clinical Research Center (GCRC):