Sleep Disorders Center
The Lower Bucks Hospital Sleep Disorders Center since 1986 has been accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our center's professional staff has helped thousands of patients who suffer from sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, and the serious health issues that come from not getting the required sleep.
Sleep is essential to good health. For most people, sleep takes care of itself. About 25% of our population suffers from some form of sleep disorder.
In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimated that sleep problems affect more than 40 million Americans each year. In 1992, a National Commission reported to Congress that pervasive sleep deprivation resulted in industrial errors, accidents, disability, damage and death.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:
- Polysomnographic Studies
- CPAP/BiPAP Titration
- MSLT/MWT Study
- Patient Education
- Sleep Consultations/Mask Clinics
A sleep study includes placement of electronic leads that are positioned on the head, chest and limbs to record information about brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, muscle activity, leg movements, breathing patterns, oxygen level and body position. A trained polysomnographic technician in an adjacent room monitors the process throughout the night. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. Although many express doubts about being able to sleep under such conditions, most people do sleep enough through the night for a valid study.
We accept most insurance plans. Patient must have a prescription. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (215) 785-9752.