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Sleep Disorders Center

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Notice: Equipment Recall

We have been notified that Philips Respironics has voluntarily recalled models of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP), and mechanical ventilator devices. If you have been prescribed one, your device may be included. Please review and follow the directions in the FDA Safety Communication to determine whether your CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator unit has been recalled. Please also see FDA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for additional information.

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Although many sleep disorders go undiagnosed, the experienced specialists of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center will work hard to diagnose your disorder and provide advanced treatment, whether you have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia or the like.

Established in 1978, the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center was the first such program in the Philadelphia area and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Because sleep disorders aren't limited to one traditional medical discipline, our Center staff continually interacts with experts from other medical specialties – including psychiatry, psychology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, pediatrics, neurology, internal medicine and pulmonary medicine.

Sleep Disorder Treatment Options

Treatment begins with a daytime consultation with a Jefferson sleep medicine specialist. A sleep study may then be ordered. Studies take place in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facility during the patient’s normal sleeping hours. A home sleep study may be possible for some patients.

Treatment options include devices such as upper airway stimulation therapy, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliances, medications and psychotherapy. Behavioral management techniques are frequently employed and include relaxation training with biofeedback, hypnosis, stimulus control therapy, chronotherapy, sleep hygiene management, phototherapy and sleep restriction, among others.

Treating Sleep Disorders in Women

At the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, we recognize the unique characteristics of women's sleep challenges and offer expert diagnosis and treatment through our Women's Program. We're sensitive to the enormous time constraints you face, and we know how profoundly a lack of time can affect sleep. Helping you understand that sleep is a priority and teaching good sleep hygiene are essential tools of our treatment.

Treating Sleep Disorders in Children

Adults have trouble sleeping in different ways than children do. If your child is experiencing sleep problems, our comprehensive program cares for children ages 3 and up.

Notice: Equipment Recall - Continued

Importantly,

  • If you are using a ventilator (e.g., Trilogy) machine that has been affected by the recall, do not stop or change ventilator use until you have talked to your healthcare provider.
  • If you are using a CPAP or BiPAP that has been affected by the recall, talk to your health care provider to decide on a suitable treatment for your condition, which may include:
    • Stopping use of your device
    • Using another similar device that is not part of the recall
    • Continuing to use your affected device, if your health care provider determines that the benefits outweigh the risks identified in the recall notification.
    • Using alternative treatments for sleep apnea, such as positional therapy or oral appliances, which fit like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer.
    • Initiating long term therapies for sleep apnea, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol, stopping smoking, or, for moderate to severe sleep apnea, considering surgical options.
  • If your CPAP, BiPAP or ventilator has been recalled, please call the Jefferson Health toll-free number (833) 309-5333 and your information will be forwarded to your provider who will contact you.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
  • Our providers are addressing each call in the order received, but due to the large number of calls it may take some time for you to be contacted. Please be patient.

Jefferson Health is committed to ensuring a safe, high quality care experience for our patients. The care and confidence of our patients are top priorities for everyone at Jefferson Health.

Convenient Offices in Center City Philadelphia, the Navy Yard and Cherry Hill

Our offices in Center City Philadelphia, the Art Museum and at the Navy Yard are easily accessible via the Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges and within minutes of Interstate 95. Plus, they offer an assortment of public transportation options, including SEPTA regional rail and bus lines, the PATCO Speedline and the Navy Yard shuttles. Our office in Cherry Hill provides some New Jersey patients a location closer to home.
 

Request an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with the sleep specialists at Jefferson Health.

Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program

Learn about the fellowship opportunities available by visiting Thomas Jefferson University's Sleep Medicine Program.


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