About the Samaritan Sleep Center
Sleep is not just a rest period from our busy lives; it is a basic necessity for life. When we sleep well, we wake up refreshed, alert, and ready to face our day. When we don’t sleep well, our jobs, relationships, health, safety, and emotional well-being are at risk.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, as many as seven out of 10 Americans suffer from a sleep disorder at some point during their lives. The typical sleep-deprived individual may experience impaired performance, irritability, lack of concentration, and daytime drowsiness. Sleep disruption takes an adverse toll on health and puts people at risk for conditions including high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.
The Samaritan Sleep Center
The path to a good night’s sleep begins at the Samaritan Sleep Center of Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH). Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Center offers evaluation and treatment for sleep disorders including:
- Sleep apnea (when breathing stops during sleep) and snoring
- Narcolepsy (sudden sleepiness)
- Parasomnia (night terrors, sleepwalking, and talking during sleep)
- Restless legs syndrome
Dedicated Staff, Comprehensive Treatment
The Sleep Center offers comprehensive sleep evaluations and studies with ongoing follow-up care services. Pulmonologist and sleep specialist Dr. C.N. Reddy is the Sleep Center’s Medical Director.
The Sleep Center is managed by a registered nurse and staffed by a team of board-certified physicians, insomnia and respiratory specialists, registered nurses and technologists, and support staff.
The need for sleep diagnosis and treatment has increased over the past few decades. In general, people are sleeping less and experiencing more disrupted sleep than ever before. The sleep professionals at the Sleep Center see 30 to 40 patients a week for overnight sleep studies to pinpoint the source of disruptive sleep disorders. A patient may be scheduled for a sleep study and receive sleep physician evaluation within a week.
The experienced staff at the Sleep Center focuses on a holistic approach for patients with sleep disorders by caring for their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.