Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

About RWJ Comprehensive Sleep Center

It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from some type of sleep disorder, affecting their daily functioning, health and longevity. In fact, nearly 20 percent of all serious car crash injuries are attributed to driver sleepiness.

The cumulative long-term effects of lack of sleep has been associated with a wide range of serious health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack and stroke.

The Institute of Medicine's Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research's 2006 report, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem, concluded that significant advances must be made in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

RWJ Sleep Center is committed to advancing the goals of the Committee of Sleep Medicine Research and seeks to:

  1. Increase awareness of the effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders.
  2. Improve the monitoring of sleep loss and sleep disorders.
  3. Increase awareness of sleep disorders among health care professionals through education and training.
  4. Develop and test new and existing methods of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

RWJ Sleep Center also is an advocate of the committee's goals to:

  1. Establish the workforce required to meet the clinical and scientific demands of the field.
  2. Expand accreditation criteria to focus on treatment, long-term patient care and managing chronic diseases.
  3. Strengthen national methods of sharing research.
  4. Increase the funding for interdisciplinary sleep programs in academic health centers that focus on long-term clinical care, training and research.
Caring for Our Communities: A Partnership for a Healthy Future
Public Health Preparedness
About Sleep Disorders
General Information
Sleep and Weight
Sleep and Travel
Ending Daylight Savings Time
Picking the Perfect Pillow
Sleep & Heart Health
After Being Diagnosed
Sleep Q&A
Sleep Is Essential
Return to Daylight Savings
Night-Shift Workers
Hazardous to Your Heart
Sleep Disorders Defined
Adult Sleep Disorders
Paying Off Sleep Debt
Sleep Tips for Busy Executives
Couples Sleep
Children Sleep
Sports Sleep
Is It a Sleep Disorder?
Teens Sleep
Getting Enough Sleep?
Helping Your Teen
Putting Your Kids to Bed
Signs & Symptoms
Evaluation Treatment
CPAP Central
CPAP Machine Improves Sleep and Travels Well
CPAP Compliance Is Key
CPAP Boutique
Tips for Traveling
Links Resources
Sleep Disorders Support Group
Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Aviso de Practicas de Privacidad
Sleep Appointment
About RWJ Comprehensive Sleep Center
Our Services
Contact Us
Management Team
About RWJ Comprehensive Sleep Center
Our Services
At Home Testing
Interactive Sleep Disorders Assessment
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