Helping Patients Gain the Sleep Needed for Good Health.
Sometimes called “the other third of life,” sleep is so important to health that without it — in good quality and adequate amounts — mental and physical function deteriorate quickly. But, not uncommonly, physical problems and psychological factors cause difficulty in sleep.
In addition to bringing on daytime fatigue and sleepiness, sleep disturbances also compromise general mental and emotional status. Increasingly, sleep deprivation has also been linked to chronic physical health concerns including elevated blood pressure, stress-hormone activation, weight gain, and possibly impact on longer-term cognitive function. In addition, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea are associated with nighttime cardiac events.
Incidence of sleep disorders high.
Variety of types.
Sleep disorders are not unusual and, as a result, their care as become a significant field of medicine. Aria’s Sleep Diagnostic Centers have years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions. The most common ones evaluated and cared for by Aria’s certified sleep-medicine staff include:
- sleep apnea. Patients with this condition have disrupted breathing during the night.
- restless leg syndrome. This neurological condition causes nighttime twitching and cramping of the legs that interrupts sleep.
- sleep cycle disruption. Problems in maintaining good sleep “hygiene” as a result of failing to set to-bed and rising times that provide adequate sleep is a common situation. Difficulty in creating a good sleep environment can also interfere with the normal rhythm and duration of sleep.
- other sleep disorders. The now-extensive list of known sleep problems also includes insomnia (difficulty achieving or maintaining sleep), dream disturbance/night terrors (chronic dreams that are stressful and cause the sleeper to wake repeatedly), narcolepsy (low sleep threshold that causes an individual to fall asleep too easily or spontaneously, and that also results in disrupted sleep cycle), and nighttime pain.
Sleep disorders can also prove difficult and disruptive for the sufferer’s sleep partner.
Where sleep solutions start: Providing the most up-to-date sleep care
Aria Health offers patients two locations for its Sleep Diagnostic Centers, which provide comprehensive testing and treatment:
- Northeast Philadelphia at The Professional Court
Bustleton Avenue and Verree Road;
- Langhorne, Bucks County
at Aria Health’s Bucks County Campus
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has accredited Aria’s sleep centers.
To learn more about Aria’s Sleep Diagnostic Centers, call 215-671-0712.
For evaluation by a sleep specialist physician, call 215-612-8500.
To schedule a sleep study, call 1-877-808-ARIA (2742).