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Center for Sleep Medicine

Orange Regional Medical Pavilion
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite G-22
Middletown, NY 10941

Center for Sleep Center Hours:   Monday - Friday   8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.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
Division of Pulmonary, Critical 
Care and Sleep Medicine
Orange Regional Medical Group  

Orange Regional is helping our community rest easier with the Center for Sleep Medicine, located at the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion in Middletown, New York.  Parking and access to the Center for Sleep Medicine is located in the rear of the Pavilion. 


Snoring may be a lot more than just an inconvenience. Sleep disorders can contribute to high blood pressure, headaches,coronary heart disease, heart attack, chronic fatigue and even death.

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

Call Orange Regional Medical Group at (845) 333-7575 to make an appointment with our Sleep Specialist, Dr. Samer El Zarif. Read his column 'Back to School, Back to Sleep' (page 22) from The Sullivan County Democrat, Health & Wellness (Autumn 2015).

Is a sleep disorder affecting your health?  Take a sleep quiz now!  These short quizzes can help to determineif you may have a sleep disorder.



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?

Hotel-like Sleep Study Room


State-of-the-art Technology 

Pediatric Sleep Study Room

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.

Orange Regional Medical Center is an accredited center of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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.

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.


     Sleep Study Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs / Before The Sleep Study
FAQs / During The Sleep Study
FAQs / After The Sleep Study

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.

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