The St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and also is Joint Commission certified. It is one of the few centers nationwide to have received both of these quality distinctions. Under the medical direction of board-certified sleep specialists, the center deals with all phases of sleep disturbances and disorders. The Sleep Wake Disorder Center is proud to serve the Bucks County and NE Philadelphia areas. Pediatric sleep studies also are offered.
The Sleep/Wake Disorders Center at St. Mary Medical Center received the highest level of accreditation from the American Sleep Disorder Association. The accreditation reflects the quality of patient care and the credentials ofthe staff at the qualified sleep center. The Sleep/Wake Disorders Center also has earned Disease-Specific Care certification from the Joint Commission, meaning that it meets or exceeds national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for patients suffering from sleep-wake disorders.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:
- Polysomnographic Studies
- CPAP/BIPAP Titration
- MSLT/MWT Study
- Patient Education
- Sleep Consultations
All procedures are administered by trained technologists, scored by registered polysomnographic technologists, and reviewed by board certified physicians.
A diagnostic sleep study is an accepted medical procedure covered by most insurance plans. Patients must have a prescription. For more information or to inquire about a sleep study, including pediatric sleep studies, please call 215.710.6744.
Often unrecognized, sleep disorders take a national toll. With more than 80 identifiable sleep and wake disorders, it is estimated that three out of five adults will experience sleep difficulty at some time in their lives. Some of the most common problems include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy (uncontrollable sleep attacks at inappropriate times) and insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep and in staying asleep). An overnight sleep study or polysomnogram at a qualified sleep center, such as the St. Mary Sleep/Wake Disorder Center, is the most effective way to diagnose such disorders.
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) estimated that sleep problems affect more than 40 million Americans each year. And in 1992, a national commission reported to the U.S. Congress that pervasive sleep deprivation may result in industrial errors, accidents, disability, damage and death.
In a sleep study, electronic leads are positioned on the head, chest and limbs
to record information about brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, muscle activity,
breathing patterns, oxygen level and body position. A trained polysomnographic
technician in an adjacent room monitors the process throughout the night. The
procedure is painless and noninvasive. Although many express doubts about being
able to sleep under such conditions, most people do sleep enough through the night
for a valid study.
Adult Sleep Evaluation Questionarie
The Sleep/Wake Disorders Center is located at:
1201 Langhorne Newtown Road
St. Clare Medical Building, Ground Floor