A good night's sleep is an easy thing to take for granted, unless it is something you just can't seem to get. Snoring, restlessness, insomnia and excessive fatigue are the cause of continual unrest for 40 million people. A sleep problem can leave a person feeling tired or drowsy and unable to function well during the day. For some, the problems can be life-threatening.
At Allegheny Health Network, we've been working to put an end to the nightmare of sleep disorders for more than 20 years. By monitoring and evaluating a patient’s body functions during sleep, physicians can accurately diagnose sleep disorders and prescribe appropriate treatment.
At AHN's comprehensive, comfortable, state-of-the-art sleep center facilities, among the few based in western Pennsylvania, we evaluate each patient for abnormal sleep patterns during a thorough sleep study. Our multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists then works with your doctor to provide you with the most appropriate treatment options available, including simple behavior modification, medication, assisted ventilation, dental devices, or surgery. Many of our patients report a dramatic improvement in their ability to get a restful night's sleep, with better alertness and more energy during the day.
About Sleep Disorders
A "sleep disorder" is any condition that causes a person to have either too little or too much sleep. An untreated sleep disorder can seriously affect a person's health and well-being. Sleep disorders have also been the root causes of many disasters such as workplace errors, train derailments, and traffic accidents due to drivers falling asleep at the wheel.
Common sleep disorders include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Restless limb syndrome
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Shift work disorders
- Disturbed sleep due to chronic health problems such as emphysema/COPD, congestive heart failure, diabetes, obesity, or behavioral health issues
If you suspect you or someone you know may have a sleep disorder, you can schedule an appointment with an AHN sleep disorders specialist by calling 412.DOCTORS (362.8677).
If your doctor has ordered a sleep study for you, you can find an AHN sleep lab near you by visiting our Diagnostic Testing Centers page and clicking on "Sleep Lab."
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