Like food and water, sleep is one of our most basic needs. But for more than one-third of us, sleep problems make a good night’s rest an impossible dream. If you have a sleeping disorder, you know the personal difficulties it can cause in your life. Fatigue, irritability and social embarrassment can affect your ability to accomplish simple tasks that others do easily. Some sleep disorders can also lead to other health problems, including cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.
Home sleep study tests may be performed in the comfort and convenience of your home. Your doctor may have prescribed a sleep study to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. Home test kits are available for pickup and returns at the Sleep Center. The Sleep Center will provide you with instructions on how to use the home testing equipment. Contact the Sleep Center for more information and to schedule a home sleep study.
Your care at the Sleep Center begins with a personal sleep history, medical background and physical examination. If appropriate, a polysomnography (sleep study) may be ordered to enable us to monitor and record your brain waves, heart rate, blood oxygen level, breathing and eye movements. This study is done in a natural sleeping environment. With this information, our sleep experts can determine the source of a sleep problem and begin treatment to help make a good night’s sleep a safe and natural part of your daily life.
The staff of the ChristianaCare Sleep Center works closely with referring physicians. Once tests and treatments are completed, the Sleep Center sends a comprehensive report to your referring physician for careful review with you.
Our sleep center team provides the most effective treatments available.