Easton Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Opens at New Site
Easton, Pa (June 18, 2012) Easton Hospital’s Sleep Disorders Center has opened in a brand new facility at 41 Corporate Drive in Easton, about one mile from the hospital. Moving from its previous site on the third-floor of Easton Hospital, this new Center opened its doors to patients on Monday, June 18.
The new Easton Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is opening on Monday, June 18, and will be open every day for nighttime studies (8:45 p.m. to 6:45 a.m.) and Monday—Friday for daytime studies (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The new Sleep Disorders Center features private bedroom-like settings decorated with a “home feel” that blends comprehensive technology and a personal touch.
The Easton Hospital Sleep Disorders Center uses non-invasive equipment accompanied by a specially trained sleep technician who monitors the patient’s heart rate, respiratory system, muscle activity, oxygen levels, brain activity, sleep movement and body position throughout the test. The study results allow the sleep physician to evaluate, diagnose the patient’s condition, and work with a patient’s primary physician to help determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Millions of Americans don’t get a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Sleep allows the body to renew itself both physically and mentally; and without regular sufficient sleep, we suffer. If let untreated, sleep disorders – such as sleep apnea – can increase an individual’s risk of high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Additionally, daytime drowsiness brought on by sleep disorders may contribute to host of other issues. Sleep Disorder treatment not only provides a person with a better quality sleep, but it can increase energy levels, better overall health and provide a higher quality of life.
While many are not aware that they have a sleep disorder until a loved one notices a problem, symptoms may include:
- Fatigue, lack of motivation and excessive daytime sleepiness
- Anxiety, depression and irritability
- Loud snoring or gasping for air while sleeping
- Pauses in breathing or racing heartbeat during the night
- Restless sleeping
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty concentrating or learning
- Frequent awakenings
- Nighttime sweating
New Sleep Disorders Center An Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 17, from 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. complete with light refreshments and tours. For information about schedule a sleep lab test or the Open House, contact the Sleep Disorders Lab at 610-250-4904.