Sleep Medicine 

Sleep is vital to both physical and mental health. Sleep occupies approximately one-third of each day and a lack of sleep can have a profound effect on the waking part of the day. We are devoted to the evaluation, treatment, and education of problems associated with sleep.

Approximately 40 percent of adults report some type of sleep disorder.

  • Thirty-five percent of adults complain of insomnia at some time in their life.
  • Two percent of adults have sleep apnea, a condition in which the individual repeatedly stops breathing during sleep.
  • One percent of adults have narcolepsy or excessive sleepiness with no known cause.

All of these are treatable disorders if correctly diagnosed.

Diagnosis and Sleep Center

In order to fully understand sleep and to classify various problems associated with sleep, Reading Hospital’s Sleep Center conducts an overnight sleep study or polysomnogram (PSG). Our PSG testing electronically transmits and records the results of several physiological tests while you sleep.

Conditions We Treat

  • Insomnia – Difficulty falling asleep
  • Sleep apnea – Short bursts of interrupted or ceased breathing during sleep
  • Restless leg syndrome – Sensation of need to move legs during rest or sleep
  • Narcolepsy – Inability to control time of sleep and awake, often causing sporadic, uncontrolled episodes of falling asleep

Sleep Studies

During the study, a sleep technologist records the data and passes the information over to a sleep specialist who then analyzes the data. These tests help determine the cause of the disorder and possible solutions. We will notify your family physician of the results.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about sleep disorders or to participate in a sleep study. For more information about our services, call the Sleep Center at 484-628-8749.

Inspire Therapy for Sleep Apnea

More Information about Inspire Therapy

For more information about Inspire Therapy, call the Sleep Center at 484-628-8749 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. and ask for a therapist on duty.

Inspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine. While you are sleeping, Inspire monitors every breath you take. Based on your unique breathing patterns, the system delivers mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve, which controls the movement of your tongue and other key airway muscles. By stimulating these muscles, your airway remains open during sleep.

Inspire therapy is controlled by a small handheld sleep remote. The remote allows you to turn Inspire therapy on before bed and off when you wake up, increase and decrease stimulation strength, and pause during the night if needed.