Sleep Disorders

Helping Patients Get the Rest They Need

Insufficient sleep and untreated sleep apnea are associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity and depression.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

This page features sleep disorders services at Albany Medical Center. To make an appointment at Albany Medical Center, call 518-264-1761.

Learn more about sleep medicine at Saratoga Hospital.

All providers and locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine — the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services — our Sleep Clinic is the only sleep facility in the Capital Region affiliated with an academic medical center.

Whether it's trouble falling asleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, sleep apnea, or anything else that interferes with a patient's ability to experience restful sleep, the board-certified sleep medicine specialists at the Sleep Clinic are available to detect, diagnose and treat the full spectrum of abnormal sleep conditions.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep terrors
  • Periodic limb movement disorder
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleepwalking

The Sleep Clinic, located at 1365 Washington Ave. in Albany, features four patient rooms designed to provide overnight sleep-study patients with the most comfortable experience possible. Using state-of the-art equipment and technologies, including advanced sleep diagnostic software, sleep technicians monitor patients' heart, brain waves, breathing patterns, oxygen levels and more throughout the night.

A variety of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) masks to help patients with obstructive sleep apnea breathe more easily during sleep are also available for patient use. In addition, technicians are trained to titrate the Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation device for sleep apnea, as part of an overnight sleep study. All data collected during overnight sleep studies is reviewed by physicians the following day.

Patients who are interested in visiting the Sleep Clinic are encouraged, but not required, to get a referral from their primary care physician. Individuals should check with their insurance companies to ensure medical coverage of services provided.

To schedule an appointment at the Sleep Center at Albany Medical Center, call 518-264-1761.

Sleep Clinic for Children

A good night’s sleep is critical for people of all ages. But if children don’t get consistent, restful sleep, it can lead to a host of problems, including trouble paying attention in school, behavior problems and other health issues.

A sleep study can diagnose sleep disorders commonly seen in children, including obstructive sleep apnea, night terrors, periodic limb movement disorder and narcolepsy. At the Sleep Clinic, overnight sleep studies and daytime nap studies are offered for pediatric patients ages 12 months and older. A sleep study may also be required prior to a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy.

The Sleep Clinic offers modifications for pediatric patients, including the opportunity to tour the clinic prior to their overnight stay.

One parent is required to stay overnight with children under 18. Pediatric patients must have a prescription from their provider prior to scheduling an overnight sleep study.

Patients aged 10 and younger have a dedicated sleep technologist during their overnight sleep study. This technician applies all the wires that monitor the child’s brain waves, oxygen level, heart rhythms, breathing patterns and more, and makes any necessary adjustments through the night. While many children are tolerant of having the wires applied before they fall asleep, in some cases, the technician may wait until the child is asleep before attaching the wires.

It's important for kids to feel comfortable. We make sure to take our time with them and never rush them though the set-up process.”
Erika JustRegistered Polysomnographic Technologist