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ColumbiaDoctors Neurology Sleep Disorders neurologists have particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of both common and intractable sleep disorders. We have a special emphasis on neurology patients with sleep disorders. Sleep disorders are particularly prominent in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, and stroke, and testing may be indicated with any persistent, unexplained sleep disturbance.
The Columbia Sleep Disorders Center frequently sees patients with both common and intractable sleep disorders, including:
- Narcolepsy (a brain disorder with disrupted ability to stay awake)
- Hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness despite adequate sleep)
- Parasomnias (abnormal behaviors at night while asleep such acting out dreams, sexual behaviors, sleep eating, sleep walking)
- Circadian Rhythm disturbances (sleeping at inappropriate times)
We also see some patients with insomnia (inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or early awakening) and Obstructive sleep apnea (gasping/choking or stopping breathing during sleep), however you must be referred by a Columbia neurologist.
Both weekday and weekend testing is available. Home testing is available and is typically mailed to your home. In-lab sleep assessments are performed at the Sleep Disorders Center at our Columbia University Irving Medical Center location, 168th Street. We accept most insurance plans.