Chilton Hospital Offers Four Free Sleep Health Screenings as First Step to Treating Sleep Disorders|
It has been proven that poor sleep quality is bad for one’s health. A common sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, often indicated by snoring, causes a person to temporarily stop breathing during sleep. It is linked to numerous ailments and conditions including:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Behavioral changes
- Energy and memory loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Ocular disorders, such as floppy eyelid syndrome
“Obstructive sleep apnea can be deadly over time, but it can also be diagnosed in a painless, comfortable environment and treated easily in many cases,” explained John Penek, MD, FCCP, board certified in Sleep Medicine and Medical Director of the Sleep Health Institute at Chilton Hospital. “Snoring is not just an annoyance. It’s often a warning signal that your body needs medical attention before health conditions decline.”
Chilton Hospital’s Sleep Health Institute is offering Free Sleep Heath Screenings as a first step to diagnose and treat obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.
Those who aren’t sleeping healthy can start the New Year off right by receiving help: There are four screenings scheduled for the beginning of 2014, all on Monday evenings:
- January 13
- January 27
- Feb. 10
- Mar. 24
The Free Sleep Health Screenings feature one-on-one visits with a Chilton sleep professional for individualized assessment. The personalized nature of the screenings identifies if attendees are at a risk for sleep disorder and determines if further evaluations are needed with sleep specialists. The screenings are held at 6 p.m. at the Chilton Health Network, 242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains (about 1.5 miles from the hospital). For more information, call (973) 831-5351. Registration is available at the Sleep Health Institute's web page.
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is Five-Star Rated, the highest possible by Heathgrades, for Total Knee Replacement and Heart Failure, for three years in a row and two years in a row, respectively. Chilton is also named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Chilton’s reputation in the community has been built on personalized care and many close-to-home services including an Emergency Department, MotherBaby Center, Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center and Sleep Health Institute. The hospital has nearly completed its $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center, Total Joint Center, Cancer Center and Surgical Services. The Chilton Health Network is continuously growing with satellite offices currently in Butler, Haskell, Hewitt, Pompton Plains and Wayne, NJ. Chilton Hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about its facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.