What’s keeping you or those you love up at night? Could be a sleep disorder. Some sleep problems can lead to serious health issues such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, fatigue-related motor vehicle accidents, and decreased quality of life.
Sleeping difficulties shouldn’t be ignored. In fact, neglecting sleep at night may cause a variety of problems during the day including fatigue, sleepiness, and the inability to concentrate. At the Excela Advanced Sleep Center our experienced team of sleep physician-specialists, all board certified in sleep medicine, along with our sleep professionals, offer help and hope.
The Excela Advanced Sleep Center announces a new location:
Medical Commons Five
522 West Newton Street, Greensburg
Those sleep disorders we diagnose include:
Some sleep problems may be treated with medication, while others may be resolved by changing a sleep schedule or habits. When appropriate, physical and behavioral modification, such a stress reduction, biofeedback or psychotherapy, may be added to the treatment plan. In a few cases, surgery may be recommended. Sleep apnea may be treated with a combination of weight reduction and a mask worn during sleep.
A physician referral is needed.
A sleep study — or polysomnogram — consists of placing small electrodes on your scalp, face and legs. The test is completely painless and is conducted in one of three convenient locations, in a hotel-like setting to create a relaxing environment in which to rest. While you sleep, registered polysomnographic technicians will monitor your:
Most sleep studies take two nights to complete. Occasionally, there are disorders that may require additional studies. Our clinical team will determine if you need further studies or other procedures.