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Orange Regional Medical Center Reminds You That Sleep is Essential

March 4, 2009

Middletown, NY — The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center, located at the Arden Hill Campus, 4 Harriman Drive, Goshen, marks National Sleep Awareness Week, March 1-8. Each spring, Americans have to adjust their body clocks due to the loss of sleep caused by Daylight Savings Time, which begins on March 8, 2009 at 2:00 AM. Turning your clocks ahead one hour and losing an hour of sleep can cause sleep disruptions throughout the night and create performance issues during the day. Additionally, nearly one out of 10 Americans experience chronic, debilitating and perhaps life-threatening sleep disorders.

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional is a state-of-the-art facility that offers specially trained technicians and the latest technology to diagnose sleep disorders in a comfortable setting. An overnight stay includes a polysomnogram, or sleep study, which is a painless, non-invasive test that will help determine your sleep disorder and its severity. Patients are also monitored for breathing, heart rate, blood oxygen level, eye movement, muscle tone and other factors.

If you find it difficult adjusting to the time change within a reasonable amount of time or have constant problems with sleeplessness, you may be one of the 70 million Americans suffering from some type of sleep disorder. For more information about The Center for Sleep Medicine at Orange Regional Medical Center, please call 845-294-4857 or visit www.ormc.org


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