Somerset Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
join the many women and men who consults with Somerset Pulmonary /
Critical Care Center
Statement to our Patients:
To provide state-of-the-art service
To deliver unparalleled quality and safety
To embrace the uniqueness of each of our patients
To offer the most respectful personal service
We are a dynamic, compassionate team of medical experts which
focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of breathing and sleep
disorders, such as asthma, chronic cough, COPD (chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease), emphysema, asbestosis, tuberculosis,
sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung
cancer, sleep apnea, and insomnia.
Our Somerset Sleep Center includes a state-of-the-art
sleep lab for testing patients suspected of having sleep disorders,
in addition to full consultative medical services. Our physicians
also offer the following diagnostic tests: pulmonary function tests,
simple pulmonary stress testing, nocturnal oximetry, rhinomanometry,
fiberoptic laryngoscopy, echocardiography, and 24-hour Holter
Many people complain of symptoms which may suggest an underlying
sleep disorder. Sleep apnea is a condition which is very common but
under--diagnosed. Consider these questions:
Do you snore?
Do you stop breathing at night?
Do you awaken often at night?
Are you a restless sleeper?
Do you suffer from daytime sleepiness?
Do you wake up feeling non-refreshed and drowsy?
Do you feel drowsy or fall asleep while driving?
If you have these symptoms, then you may have a sleep disorder.
During normal sleep, our airway is kept open by neck muscles.
When these muscles relax, the airway can become narrower and
even completely blocked, resulting in abnormal breathing and
oxygen deprivation. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when this
situation becomes repetitive throughout the night. An overnight
sleep study may be helpful in diagnosing this condition.