Ephrata Community Hospital

Sleep Center

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Almost one-third of all Americans have a sleep problem at some time in their lives. Once identified, these conditions can be successfully treated, allowing you to lead a healthy, normal life.

 A state-of-the-art, outpatient medical facility, The Sleep Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to sleep. These problems may include snoring, sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, insomnia and restless leg syndrome. Testing may include nighttime sleep studies, and in some cases, a daytime nap test.

Staff includes physicians board certified in Pulmonary, Sleep and Neurology, as well as Registered Polysomography Technologists who are qualified and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders.

Pediatric Sleep Studies

In addition, the Sleep Center now offers services to diagnose and treat children with a variety of sleep problems that may include:

  •   Abnormal breathing during sleep - loud snoring and intermittent gasps
  •   Frequent awakenings and restlessness
  •   Excessive daytime sleepiness
  •   Frequent nightmares or vivid dreams
  •   Difficulty falling asleep or waking
  •   Behavioral issues such as crankiness or hyperactivity.

The Sleep Center is the only hospital-based, accredited sleep center in Lancaster County to offer pediatric services.

Evaluation and treatment at The Sleep Center is covered by most insurance plans. Because insurance coverage varies, we suggest that you contact your insurance representative to determine the extent of coverage. Your primary care physician may refer you to the Sleep Center or you can contact the center to schedule an appointment by calling 735-2206.

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Sleep Support Group

A Sleep Apnea Disorders Group sponsored by EME Medical Equipment and Home Care Supplies meets the second Wednesday of every third month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A speaker presents pertinent information related to the illness and there will be time for questions and sharing. For more information, call 733-0405, ext. 1109.