Sleep Disorders: Growing Health Problem
Our bodies and brains need restful sleep to perform well. More than 60 million Americans suffer from the physical and/or psychiatric manifestations of a sleep disorder. Studies show that poor sleep is linked to a variety of chronic problems, such as:
- High blood pressure
- Trouble concentrating
- Depression and anxiety
- Impaired work performance
- Heart failure
- Memory loss
- Sexual dysfunction
Because most sleep disorders remain undiagnosed and untreated, many patients fail to get treatment that could profoundly improve their quality of life. At Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Center for Sleep Medicine, located in Pittsburgh, you will find an exceptional multidisciplinary practice offering the latest diagnostic and treatment options for patients who suffer from a wide range of sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy.
Sleep Disorders Evaluation by Our Sleep Specialists
One of just a few comprehensive sleep centers based in western Pennsylvania, our Center for Sleep Medicine has helped thousands of patients find restful relief. Working with each patient’s doctor, our expert team of board-certified physicians from pulmonary medicine, neurology, psychiatry, ear, nose and throat surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, and dental medicine determine the cause of a sleep disorder. Physicians then develop a personalized treatment plan that fits the patient’s lifestyle.
AHN Sleep Medicine works with adults and children, age 16 and older, who:
- Can’t fall asleep or who wake up often.
- Are excessively somnolent.
- Have, or complain of, dysfunction associated with sleep, including sleepwalking, sexual dysfunction, sleep terror, nighttime asthma, and cardiovascular symptoms.
- Are suspected of having sleep apnea.