Sleep wellness center opens at Christiana Care
At the sleep wellness center, patients will have access to a team of experienced professionals who specialize in sleep medicine. This team includes sleep physicians, nurses, and technologists who are dedicated to helping patients overcome their sleep issues. The center is equipped with state-of-the-art sleep laboratories, which allow for accurate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome.
The nearly 5,000-square-foot, seven-bed facility in the Medical Arts Pavilion II builds on ChristianaCare’s previous sleep diagnostic center, now incorporating clinical care and diagnostic testing at the same site. The center is staffed by board-certified sleep medicine specialists who provide in-lab and at-home sleep testing, as well as a behavioral health specialist who offers cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. The center offers onsite and virtual appointments.
One of the unique aspects of the sleep wellness center is its focus on personalized care. Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation and a tailored treatment plan that takes into account their individual needs and preferences. This may include lifestyle changes, such as improving sleep hygiene and establishing a regular sleep schedule, as well as medical treatments, such as the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices or medications.
Patients at the Sleep Wellness Center undergo a personal sleep history, medical background, and physical examination. If appropriate, polysomnography (sleep study) may be ordered to monitor and record brain waves, heart rate, blood oxygen level, breathing, and eye movements.