ChristianaCare has opened a new sleep wellness center in the Medical Arts Pavilion II on the ChristianaCare Newark Campus.

The ChristianaCare Sleep Wellness Center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, is an outpatient program that provides expert diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

The nearly 5,000-square-foot, seven-bed facility expands upon 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.

“At the ChristianaCare Sleep Wellness Center, we offer the full range of sleep care services in one place, with the expertise to help people with all kinds of sleep disorders,” says Shilpa Kauta, MD, medical director of the ChristianaCare Sleep Wellness Center, in a release. “Sleep disorders affect members of every race, socioeconomic class, and age group, but despite the high prevalence of sleep disorders, many people remain undiagnosed and untreated.”

The Sleep Wellness Center provides multidisciplinary diagnosis and care for every kind of sleep problem, including:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias, such as sleepwalking

As part of the ChristianaCare team, the staff at the Sleep Wellness Center coordinates with disease-based programs at ChristianaCare to integrate sleep services into cardiac care, weight loss surgery, and renal transplant care. They also partner with surgeons to manage hypoglossal nerve stimulation therapy.

Patients at the Sleep Wellness Center undergo a personal sleep history, medical background, and physical examination. If appropriate, polysomnography may be ordered to monitor and record brain waves, heart rate, blood oxygen level, breathing, and eye movements.

The center is located at 4735 Ogletown Stanton Road, Suite 2210, Newark, Del, 19713.

Photo caption: ChristianaCare Sleep Wellness Center

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