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When something is disturbing your sleep, the results can be much more serious than just tiredness. A sleep medicine specialist can help you get the rest you need for better health.
Expert Sleep Medicine in Greater Philadelphia
Redeemer Health's experienced specialists offer advanced sleep medicine in Montgomery County, Northeast Philadelphia, and Bucks County. This includes our Sleep Center, which is staffed by board-certified pulmonary physicians, neurologists, and ear, nose and throat specialists. Quality sleep is vital to physical and mental health. If it’s compromised, you’re at higher risk for chronic diseases.
Whether you or someone you love is experiencing sleep disturbances, our experienced team is ready to help you return to restorative sleep. Call 215-938-3448 to schedule an appointment with a sleep disorders specialist at Redeemer Health today.
How Sleep Medicine Can Help
If you’re experiencing unexplained daytime sleepiness, headaches or difficulty concentrating, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder like insomnia, sleep apnea, or restless legs syndrome. These conditions are common sleep-related problems in the United States, and people are often unaware of the problem on their own.
Redeemer Health offers the most current diagnostic techniques available to help identify and treat a wide-range of sleep-related issues. Testing starts with an assessment of your risk or likelihood of having a sleep disorder. It’s a first step in diagnosing the underlying problem. These assessments are particularly important for aging adults, since sleep problems in the elderly are sometimes caused by anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, or chronic pain. A sleep assessment should be a regular part of health screenings for older adults.
Sleep apnea is among the most common sleep disorders. It causes frequent, short pauses in breathing throughout the night, which prevents deep sleep and results in low oxygen levels in the blood.
Redeemer Health treats both types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea, in which the throat muscles cannot keep the person’s airway open; and central sleep apnea, in which the brain incorrectly controls breathing during sleep.
One of our sleep apnea specialists can help you determine the best treatment option for your specific condition. These may include adjustments to your lifestyle, such as:
- Sleeping on your side rather than your back
- Losing weight
- Quitting smoking
- Avoiding alcohol
Other sleep apnea treatments include mouthpieces or breathing devices. Usually used for mild sleep apnea cases, a mouthpiece is worn at night to reposition your lower jaw and tongue, opening your airway while you sleep. More serious cases may require a breathing device, such as a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. You wear the CPAP mask over your nose to blow air into your throat and keep the airway open. Surgery to widen your airway can be an option in some cases.
The Sleep Center at Redeemer Health
If your sleep disorders risk assessment indicates the need for a sleep study, you’ll be monitored in our Sleep Center. This facility uses the latest equipment and features a relaxing, hotel-like atmosphere, complete with queen-sized beds. You’ll be supported by an experienced staff, including registered sleep and respiratory therapists.
Let Redeemer Heatlh provide the expert, personalized care you need to get a better night’s sleep. To get started, call 215-938-3448 to make an appointment.
Redeemer supports healthy sleep in the community by providing sleep medicine in Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County.