Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep or staying awake during the day? Restful sleep, like a balanced diet and regular exercise, is vital to good health.
An insufficient amount of quality sleep can even result in severe mental and physical health problems, including obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, depression and diabetes.
Physicians specializing in sleep medicine can help Mount Nittany Health patients find the cause of and determine appropriate treatment for sleep disorders that impact daily life. Common sleep disorders our physicians can help with include:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Restless leg syndrome
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Problems faced by long haul drivers
- Jet lag
Located within the Sieg Neuroscience Center, Mount Nittany Medical Center's sleep lab is open seven nights a week for diagnostic testing. Using state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable setting, our physicians and specially trained technicians work with you to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder to get you back to sleeping well.
We will soon be consolidating our labs into one new, larger lab to better accommodate current and future needs.
We understand that spending the night away from home for a sleep study can be challenging, so we've done our best to make your stay comfortable. Double beds are in private rooms, monitored by lab technicians throughout the night. While there is sleep equipment in the room to monitor patients, we try to maintain as much privacy as possible.
How to Prepare and What to Expect
- Patients come into the sleep lab at 9:00 pm and are usually done by 5:30 am.
- Bring whatever you'd like to be comfortable: a snack, pajamas, a book, etc.
- We provide a snack and a flat-panel television.
- In the morning, patients are provided a snack, coffee and shower facilities.
- Test results are sent to your physician within a few days.
A sonorous problem in the bedroom, sleep apnea affects an estimated 48 million people. Besides disturbing the sleep of patients and spouses, sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, heart failure, heart attack and stroke. Mount Nittany Surgical Center offers a new, minimally invasive procedure involving the use of radiofrequency volume reduction by Celon technology to treat snoring and sleep apnea. Radiofrequency, or microwave, is applied to the uvula for snoring and the tongue for sleep apnea. Tissue is treated to stiffen the uvula of soft palate, reducing vibrations, and thereby decreasing snoring. “Celon technology uses radiofrequency waves as an alternative to laser surgery for the uvula, which can be more painful. Recovery time is gene...