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Center for Sleep Medicine
Orange Regional Medical Pavilion
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite G-22
Middletown, NY 10941
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Parking and access to the Center for Sleep Medicine is located in the rear of the Pavilion.

Center for Sleep Hours:
Monday, Wednesday - Friday & occasional Saturdays

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Alan Schaffer, MD
Medical Director
The Center for Sleep Medicine
Orange Regional Medical Center

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director
The Center for Sleep Medicine
Orange Regional Medical Center

Samer El Zarif, MD
Orange Regional Medical Group
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Center for Sleep Medicine

The Center for Sleep Medicine, led by Dr. Alan Schaffer, Medical Director and Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz, Associate Medical Director, provides professional consultations and diagnostic services for all types of sleep disorders.

We also perform Sleep studies at The Center, which are painless, non-invasive tests conducted by our Board-certified physicians and specially-trained technicians to monitor breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors.

Orange Regional Medicial Center is an accerfited member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

An accredited center of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Orange Regional offers treatment to adults and children ages 2 and up.

Sleep studies are available for children two years or older at Orange Regional Medical Center

What is a Sleep Disorder?

If you suffer from a sleep disorder, the odds are you don't know it unless your bed partner has complained to you. Your bed partner probably will see the symptoms before you do. Symptoms can include:

  • Periods observed by your bed partner during which you stop breathing
  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of concentration
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Restless sleep
  • Frequent nighttime urination
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Frequent awakening
  • Involuntary night time leg movements
Any of these taken together means it's time to wake up to the problem. Diagnosis and treatment of your sleep disorder is as close as the telephone. Call your physician or the Center for Sleep Medicine now.

Are Sleep Disorders Serious?

Nearly one out of every 10 Americans experiences chronic, debilitating and perhaps life-threatening sleep disorders. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders. Sleep apnea refers to episodes during which you stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer. You can do this hundreds of times each night without being aware of the episodes. When you suffer from sleep apnea, oxygen levels in the body fall and sleep may be disrupted by arousals. Loud, irregular snoring is usually the most noticeable sign of this disorder. OSA has been associated with high blood pressure, headaches, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction (heart attack), chronic fatigue and even death. It can become more severe over time.

What Should I Do?

See your physician. He or she can order a sleep study. The sleep study, called a polysomnogram, will help diagnose the severity and type of sleep apnea or other disorder. If you don't have a physician, call 845-333-7575 to make an appointment with Dr. El Zarif of Orange Regional Medical Group.

What is a Sleep Study?

A polysomnogram, or sleep study, is a painless, non-invasive test. All you have to do is spend one night with us sleeping. While you sleep, specially trained technicians will monitor your breathing, heart rate, oxygen levels in your blood, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors. The information will be gathered and recorded throughout the night for one evening. The test is performed at the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion in Middletown. This safe, secure, state-of-the-art facility offers the latest technology in diagnosing sleep disorders in a comfortable setting. Most insurance are accepted.

Sleep Study Frequently Asked Questions:

You will be advised by the Sleep Center Coordinator as to your arrival time the evening of the study.  Your room resembles a private hotel-style room with a television and private bath.  Bathrooms are ADA accessible.  Once you've settled in, the technologist will connect you to monitoring equipment via stick-on electrode patches. In the morning, you may shower in a private bath and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast before resuming your normal activities.

Hotel-like Sleep Study Room


State-of-the-art Technology 

Pediatric Sleep Study Room

What happens next?

Your physician will receive a written report of your sleep study results. He or she will explain the results and discuss your treatment options. Correcting your sleep disorder may involve weight loss, medications, equipment to help you breathe during sleep, surgery, or a dental appliance.

The THN3 Clinical Trial

Orange Regional Medical Center is a participant in the THN3 Trial which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the aura6000® implantable neurostimulation system for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The study is a randomized, controlled, prospective, multi-center clinical trial to be conducted at leading medical centers in the United States and Europe. All study costs will be covered by ImThera Medical and patients will receive a modest stipend.

Contact us to learn more about this study and to find out if you qualify.

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Middletown, NY 10940
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