Welcome to the

Sleep Disorders Center

We diagnose and provide treatment for severe or prolonged sleep problems.

Experts from NYU Langone’s Sleep Disorders Center can help with the diagnosis and treatment of severe or prolonged difficulties related to sleep.

Our staff is experienced in the treatment and research of all types of sleep disorders. Our program includes a five-bed sleep unit outfitted with state-of-the-art recording equipment for sleep studies. We can also provide limited in-home or in-hospital monitoring to screen and follow up on sleep disorders.

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We are also committed to training doctors for careers in sleep medicine through our Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.

Our Specialties and Services

Below are some of the most common sleep issues that we can help you with: 

  • excessive daytime sleepiness, which is usually a consequence of too little or very disrupted sleep 
  • insomnia, which is characterized by difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or both
  • kicking or punching during sleep
  • low oxygen during sleep
  • narcolepsy, a lifelong disorder of the central nervous system that makes it difficult or impossible for a person to maintain any state or stage of sleep or wakefulness
  • obstructive sleep apnea, which is often described as brief cessations of breathing throughout sleep
  • poor sleep habits
  • preoperative sleep apnea screening
  • restless legs syndrome (RLS), which is best described as "creepy crawly" sensations in your legs, but can also occur in the arms
  • shift work sleep problems
  • shortness of breath during sleep
  • sleep walking
  • snoring

We offer treatments including medications; nasal CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure mask that helps manage the symptoms of sleep apnea; biofeedback and relaxation therapy to aid sleep; and sleep restriction strategies designed to condense sleep into sequential nighttime hours.

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Our Team

Our experts specialize in the treatment and research of all types of sleep disorders.

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Our Leadership

  • Nishay Chitkara, MD
    Director | Critical Care, Pulmonary Medicine

    Dr. Chitkara is board certified in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. His clinical practice includes the full spectrum of sleep disorders.

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  • Marta Maczaj, MD
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry | Adult Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine

    Dr. Maczaj’s research interests focus on understanding the association of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and untreated sleep disorders—specifically obstructive sleep apnea and periodic limb movement disorder of sleep in children and adults. She also investigates the relationships between sleep and cognition. Dr. Maczaj is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Location

Sleep Disorders Center

530 First Avenue
Suite 5D
New York, NY 10016