Sleep is vital to both physical and mental health. Sleep occupies approximately one-third of each day and a lack of sleep can have a profound effect on the waking part of the day. We are devoted to the evaluation, treatment, and education of problems associated with sleep.
Approximately 40 percent of adults report some type of sleep disorder.
- Thirty-five percent of adults complain of insomnia at some time in their life.
- Two percent of adults have sleep apnea, a condition in which the individual repeatedly stops breathing during sleep.
- One percent of adults have narcolepsy or excessive sleepiness with no known cause.
All of these are treatable disorders if correctly diagnosed.
Diagnosis and Sleep Center
In order to fully understand sleep and to classify various problems associated with sleep, Reading Hospital’s Sleep Center conducts an overnight sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG). Our PSG testing electronically transmits and records the results of several physiological tests while you sleep.
Conditions We Treat
- Insomnia – Difficulty falling asleep
- Sleep apnea – Short bursts of interrupted or ceased breathing during sleep
- Restless leg syndrome – Sensation of need to move legs during rest or sleep
- Narcolepsy – Inability to control time of sleep and awake, often causing sporadic, uncontrolled episodes of falling asleep
During the study, a sleep technologist records the data and passes the information over to a sleep specialist who then analyzes the data. These tests help determine the cause of the disorder and possible solutions. We will notify your family physician of the results.
Talk to your doctor to learn more about sleep disorders or to participate in a sleep study. For more information about our services, call the Sleep Center at 484-628-8749.