Conditions We Treat
- Insomnia – Difficulty falling asleep
- Sleep apnea – Short bursts of interrupted or ceased breathing during sleep
- Restless leg syndrome – Sensation of need to move legs during rest or sleep
- Narcolepsy – Inability to control time of sleep and awake, often causing sporadic, uncontrolled episodes of falling asleep
Sleep is vital to both physical and mental health. Sleep occupies approximately one-third of each day and a lack of sleep can have a profound effect on the waking part of the day.
Approximately 40 percent of adults report some type of sleep disorder.
- Thirty-five percent of adults complain of insomnia at some time in their life.
- Twenty percent of adults have sleep apnea, a condition in which the individual repeatedly stops breathing during sleep.
- One percent of adults have narcolepsy or excessive sleepiness with no known cause.
Sleep affects almost every system in the body. Research shows that a chronic lack of sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, increases the risk of disorders including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.
All of these are treatable disorders if correctly diagnosed.
We are devoted to the evaluation, treatment, and education of problems associated with sleep.
If you have trouble falling asleep or develop problems that occur while sleeping, the Sleep Disorder Center can help. Our trained professionals have over a decade of experience and will evaluate your symptoms to determine ways that will help you sleep through the night. Our sleep studies can be performed on children, starting at age 12, through adults.
We understand that these conditions can significantly affect healthy sleep–and this, in turn, impacts your overall health, safety and quality of life. At the Sleep Wellness Center located in Brandywine Hospital, our focus is to diagnose and treat sleep disorders that may place your quality of life at stake. Our physicians treat insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and more.
The center is located in a quiet wing of the hospital, featuring two bedrooms and a patient lounge. The bedrooms were designed to make you feel as if you are in the comforts of your own home. Each room conveniently provides temperature control, a private bathroom with a step-in shower, queen sized-bed, 32-inch television, free Wi-Fi and laptop capabilities.