The Sleep Study Department
at Cardiology Associates of Altoona
Convenient At-Home Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea and Related Disorders
A Home Sleep Study is a diagnostic tool for the evaluation of sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep apnea, if left untreated, can be the underlying cause of a number of health conditions. Sleep disorders interfere with your ability to get enough restful sleep, and may result in dangerous daytime sleepiness and associated dysfunction. Patients perform the testing conveniently at home in the comfort of their own bed. The tests are then read by a board certified pulmonologist.
Do You Snore? Feel Fatigued or Tired Frequently? Take Daytime Naps?
If you snore, take daytime naps, have leg cramps, mood problems, feel fatigued or tired, or demonstrate any other signs and symptoms of sleep apnea or a related sleep disorder, please talk with your cardiologist regarding a home sleep study. The Sleep Study Department at Cardiology Associates of Altoona is dedicated to providing our patients with exceptional care and treatments for a variety of sleep-related disorders including:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Related Breathing Disorders: Difficulty or cessation of breathing during sleep
Insomnia: Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
Restless Leg Syndrome & Sleep Movement Disorders: Conditions involving movements prior to or during sleep that interfere with the ability to obtain sufficient restful sleep
Narcolepsy/Hypersomnia: Excessive sleepiness which may include falling asleep at inconvenient or dangerous times (including while at work or driving)
Effective Treatment For Sleep Disorders in Altoona, PA
If you work in split shifts or have a disorder related to a disrupted circadian rhythm and are able to sleep but at times that are out of normal alignment with your body’s natural sleep pattern, your treatment will vary from those offered for sleep disorders related the physiological causes. In some cases, sleep disorders may be related to medications, psychiatric conditions, and other causes. Your test results will help your cardiologist make a diagnosis so that the most appropriate and effective treatment can be prescribed to address your condition and help you obtain the sleep required to have the energy and focus necessary to live your best life.
Contact Cardiology Associates of Altoona to schedule a consultation regarding an at-home sleep study if you are experiencing symptoms associated with sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. Self-referrals are accepted. To refer a patient or to schedule an appointment, please call: (814) 942-2411.