Sleep Disorder Center at Cross Creek Pointe
Is it getting difficult to get out of bed in the morning? When you wake up, do you feel moody or tense? Do you often feel tired during the day? If you are having trouble sleeping or feel sleepy much of the time, you may have a sleep disorder. There are treatments for most sleep ailments, but the first step is recognizing a problem exists.
From treatment of sleep apnea to insomnia, the Sleep Disorder Center at Cross Creek Pointe offers private rooms and a comfortable, homelike environment for both daytime and night time stays. Our sleep expert team will make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our center boasts a contemporary look and convenient front door parking access.
The Sleep Disorder Center at Cross Creek Pointe provides treatment for various disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, narcolepsy, restless leg/periodic limb movement disorder, sleepwalking, night terrors, sleep violence, sleep eating, and gastroesophageal reflux for patients age 18 and older. The Sleep Disorder Center includes quality equipment and monitoring by qualified sleep experts.
The Sleep Disorder Center at Cross Creek Point is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
A Widespread Problem
Sleep disorders affect millions of adults, making it difficult for them to get a good night’s rest. Ideally, most people need 6-9 hours of sleep each night, but chances are, that doesn’t happen every night. Sleep disorders can be triggered by one of the following reasons:
- Sleep apnea – when a person stops breathing repeatedly when sleeping. This occurs when structures completely block the throat, called apnea. Since the lungs aren’t getting fresh air, the brain tells the body to wake up just enough to tighten the muscles and unblock the air passage. With a loud gasp, breathing begins again. Other symptoms, besides gasping, include snoring, pauses in breathing and jerking movements. Even though people with sleep apnea won’t remember waking up often during the night, they will feel tired and groggy all day.
- Snoring – When throat structures are too large or the muscles relax too much during sleep, the air passage may be partially blocked. Air from the nose and mouth must pass around the blockage, thus creating a vibrating or rattling sound, often loud enough to wake others!
- Insomnia – is trouble falling or staying asleep. If it usually takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep or if you are up in the middle of the night longer than 30 minutes, you may have insomnia. Insomnia is most common in women and people over 60 years old, but can affect anyone at one time or another.
Sleep Studies Can Help
If you feel you have a sleep disorder, or have a general sleeping problem, contact your primary care provider. If he/she has ordered a sleep study, call the Sleep Disorder Center at Cross Creek Pointe at (570) 829-6900 to schedule a time for your study. Have your primary care provider fax an order with the diagnosis to (570) 829-0122.
Your sleep study will test for approximately 80 different sleep disorders, all of which are treatable. For more information regarding a sleep study, call (570) 829-6900.
A sleep study requires an overnight stay in our contemporary and comfortable sleep center. During setup, which takes about an hour, sleep technicians apply electrodes to record sleep stages, eye movements, heart rate, breathing, oxygen levels, leg movements and snoring. By monitoring the electrodes, the physician can determine if a sleep disorder is present. If sleep apnea is identified within the first two to three hours of the study, appropriate treatment will be initiated.
Your test will be scheduled for approximately 1 hour before your usual bedtime. Arrive 15 minutes ahead of schedule to register, and bring your medication and anything else you need to feel comfortable and ready to sleep. Leave the “rest” to us!
Different treatment options exist. The right one for you depends upon the presence and severity of sleep apnea as well as other aspects of the disorder.
Some sleep disorders can be treated with medications or improved sleep habits. The most common form of treatment for sleep apnea is CPAP – continuous positive airway pressure, in which air is administered through a mask. This air works as a splint to keep the upper airway open during sleep.
Other treatments, including oral appliances, surgery and medication, are also available. Ask your physician to discuss the benefits of each type of treatment.
The sleep specialist will have the results of your study the following day, and will schedule a follow-up appointment within two weeks to discuss results and possible treatment options.
Location & Contact Info
Sleep Disorder Center at Cross Creek Pointe
1065 Highway 315, Suite 202
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
You can increase the chances of getting a better night’s sleep by taking certain precautions before bed.
- Good sleep habits
The best sleep can result from going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Your body will develop a pattern for better sleep. In addition, avoid exercise 4 to 6 hours before going to bed so your body has time to unwind.
- Watch what you eat
You don’t want to overeat before you go to bed, but you don’t want to go to bed hungry either. Try eating a light snack before bedtime.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine or smoking
Many people believe a “nightcap” will help them sleep, but actually it has the reverse effect of causing you to toss and turn all night. Similarly, any foods with caffeine can keep you from sleeping, and should be avoided at least 6 hours before bedtime.
- Check your environment
Sleep starts with a comfortable room and bed. Make sure your room is quiet, with no distractions, a comfortable temperature, and appropriate light blocking shades or drapes.
- Be honest with yourself
Don’t take your worries to bed with you, instead write down your concerns or create a “to do” list of things you need to accomplish. If your anxiety persists, ask your doctor if he/she recommends visiting a counselor or psychiatrist for further evaluation.
Adopting these simple good habits may help you rest easier, starting tonight!