Sleep Better. Live Better.

Sleep Medicine

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and under the direction of a fellowship trained and board-certified physician, the Sleep Center gets you back to feeling rested, back to being you.

Sleep Better. Live Better.

Untreated sleep disorders can drastically affect your lifestyle, leading to an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, pulmonary hypertension and, in pregnant women, gestational diabetes and low birth weight. Sleep is essential to your overall health.  The good news is that most sleep disturbances can be treated. 

The Bristol Hospital Sleep Medicine program can diagnose your condition through the comfort of a diagnostic sleep study performed at our comfortable, state-of-the-art Sleep Center or from the convenience of your own home. 

Do you Have a Sleep Disorder?

Sleep disorders affect approximately 40 million Americans. Only about 5 percent of those individuals are ever diagnosed or treated for their condition. A sleep disorder is a condition that results in changes in the way that you sleep, ultimately impacting your health in a negative manner.

Some of the most common symptoms of a sleep apnea and other sleep disorders include:
  • Snoring
  • Excessive day-time sleepiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Problems falling asleep at night
  • Forgetfulness
  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Low sex drive

Take Our Sleep Quiz Learn More on Sleep Apnea

25
Million
Adults in the United States suffer from obstructed sleep apnea.
30
Percent
Of all U.S. adults suffer from a form of insomnia.
10
Million
People who suffer from a sleep disorder in the U.S. go undiagnosed.

Services and Treatments

The good news is that most sleep disturbances can be treated. A sleep study is the first step in identifying and treating a sleep disorder. Our staff gives individual attention and guidance to each patient based on their needs. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Sleep consultations
  • Overnight in-hospital sleep studies
  • Home sleep testing
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Insomnia treatment
  • Narcolepsy treatment
  • Snoring treatment

Meet Your Sleep Expert

Toshita Kumar, MD

Dr. Kumar is board-certified in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. She received her medical degree (MBBS) from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India and completed an internal medicine residency at North Shore University in Manhasset, NY.

Dr. Kumar completed fellowship training in both pulmonary and critical care medicine at North Shore Hofstra Long Island Jewish University Hospital, and fellowship training in sleep medicine at Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania. She is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society.
 

The Standard in Sleep Medicine



This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the highest quality of care in the treatment and diagnosis of sleep disorders.

 

Find Us

  1. Medical Office Building

    25 Newell Road

    Bristol, CT 06010

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