Sleep Medicine

Why might you need a sleep study?
To detect sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome that are causing your sleeping, as well as waking hours, to suffer. Treatments and services will be identified to help you begin living your life to its fullest.

What makes the Jameson Sleep Medicine Laboratory unique?
The comforts of home in a hotel-like setting with spacious rooms and private bathrooms are praised by our patients. Our trained Respiratory Therapists keep you feeling safe and comfortable, with a continent or hot breakfast waiting for you in the morning.

Who conducts the studies, and where do I go?
Sleep
Studies are performed by our Respiratory Therapists on a scheduled basis for outpatients. The Sleep Study Laboratory is located at the South Campus on the second floor. Monday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Sleep studies are performed to determine obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

How can I make an appointment?
Your primary care or physician specialist will order a sleep study evaluation to be conducted. You may schedule your sleep study by contacting:

Jameson South Campus
1000 South Mercer Street
New Castle, Pa 16101
724-656-6250

Adequate sleep is essential for good health.  The Sleep Center at Jameson offers:

  • Board Certified Sleep Physician
  • Staffed with Respiratory and Sleep Therapists
  • Fully Diagnostic State of the Art Equipment

What is a Sleep Center?
A Sleep Center is a medical facility for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with Sleep Related Disorders.  These disorders include problems falling asleep, staying asleep or problems remaining awake during the day.  Patients are referred to the Sleep Center for symptoms associated with sleep disorders that can include daytime sleepiness, snoring, breathing difficulties, headaches, irritability and poor work performance.  Lack of sleep can produce multiple symptoms that can interfere with our daily lives.

Common Sleep Disorders
Insomnia or inability to sleep, is not uncommon.  The causes can range from breathing problems, excessive use of medications, to psychological and/or emotional troubles.  Sleep-related disorders can sometimes be rather serious.  Some illnesses are more commonly noted during sleep.  Heavy snoring could be a symptom of a sleep disorder called sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea, or the cessation of breathing during sleep, can have significant consequences.  Patterns of breathing can change during sleep and result in diminished oxygen flow to the brain and the rest of the body.  Seizures are also noted to be more prevalent during sleep.  Pain, tremors or unusual movement disorders can interfere with sleep as well.  The variety and nature of sleep related disorders are surprisingly vast.  

The Sleep Center at Jameson
The Jameson Sleep Center offers the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques for treating sleep disorders.  Once correctly diagnosed, many sleep disorders can be effectively treated.  Treatment may include a change in medication, an alteration of daily habits or the work schedule, weight loss or attention to related disorders.  The key to the selection of treatment rest primarily with proper diagnosis.

The Sleep Center is capable of 16 channel polysomnography for diagnosing sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, insomnia, etc.  Nasal C-PAP is the most effective way to treat patients with OSA and the Sleep Lab is capable of titrating these C-PAP pressures for maximum benefit to the patient.

Jameson's Sleep Center has six private hotel-like rooms with bathroom and shower facilities so that patients can leave for work directly from the Lab, if needed.  The patients arrive to the Sleep Center at 8:30 - 9:00 pm and are generally here until 6:00 - 7:00 am the following morning. 

Sleep Testing, at Home 
From the comfort of your home, the daily consequences of a sleep disorder can be put to rest.  Home sleep testing delivers the benefit of laboratory testing from your very own bed to diagnose sleep disorders, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA).  OSA occurs when the airway collapses during sleep causing healthy, restorative sleep to become interrupted.  This can affect your ability to live life fully, each day. 

To schedule a Sleep Study or for any questions, please call the Sleep Center at 724-656-6250. 

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