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Sleep Disorders Center at Jeanes

For a step-by-step guide to a sleep study at the Jeanes Sleep Center, please click here (PDF).

More than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related problems. These problems are linked to increased risks for serious health issues such as diabetes, stroke, hypertension, coronary artery disease, obesity and depression. If you snore loudly, have trouble falling asleep, wake up feeling tired or show other signs of a sleep disorder, you should consult your physician, who can refer you to the Sleep Disorders Center at Jeanes.

The Sleep Disorders Center at Jeanes, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is staffed by board-certified sleep specialists from the Temple Lung Center. This group diagnoses and treats the full range of sleep disorders, including:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Loud snoring
  • Insomnia or parasomnias
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Circadian rhythm disorders
  • Nocturnal seizures

Three of the most common, and serious, types of sleep disorders are:

  • Sleep Apnea
    Loud snoring may be more than just an annoyance - it may be a symptom of sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea often pause in their breathing several times while sleeping. After each pause, they may experience loud snoring, choking and gasping as they struggle to breathe again. In addition to constant fatigue and drowsiness, untreated sleep apnea is linked to increased risk of other serious health issues.
  • Narcolepsy
    People who suffer from narcolepsy may fall asleep or have difficulty remaining awake and alert during daily activities. Some of the symptoms of narcolepsy include muscle weakness and paralysis when falling asleep or waking up.
  • Insomnia
    People with insomnia may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or may wake up too early. For some, insomnia may be triggered by an emotional situation, but the effects last long after the situation has passed.

What happens during a sleep study?

If you take part in a study at the Sleep Disorders Center at Jeanes, you'll spend a night in a private room at the Sleep Lab. Our technologists will monitor and record your sleep activity throughout the night using closed-circuit television, microphones and sensors applied to your head, face, chest, abdomen and legs.

As you sleep, the equipment will track your brainwaves, eye movements, breathing, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and muscle activity. By comparing the results with the same functions while you are awake, experts from the Temple Lung Center interpret the data to diagnose your sleep-related problems and create a report that includes a complete treatment plan.

For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center at Jeanes, call 215-728-2148 or click here.

Sleep Center Medical Team

Samuel L. Krachman, DO
Medical Director
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Wissam Chatila, MD
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Francis Cordova, MD
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Victor Kim, MD
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Namrata Patel, MD
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Carlos E. Sotelo, MD
445 Shady Lane
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
215-663-9095

John Travaline, MD
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Sheila Weaver, DO
3401 N. Broad Street
Parkinson Pavilion, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

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