Shift Work Sleep Disorder Philadelphia
Many shift workers experience difficulty falling asleep or severe sleepiness while awake. This can result in poor job performance, drowsy driving, depression, and impact personal relationships.
At our Center for Sleep Medicine Philadelphia We are skilled in evaluating and treating patients for Shift Work Sleep Disorder. This is accomplished by adjusting sleep schedules, improving the bedroom and sleep environment, strategic napping, and medication. As part of the evaluation, we also screen for other sleep disorders which can further worsen the sleep problem.
We understand how frustrating it can be to maintain a busy work schedule and have a fulfilling personal life. It is very important to sleep well and we can help ensure that you can accomplish this.
SEPTA Employees and Truck Drivers
We have many patients who work for SEPTA. We are familiar with rotating shifts, swing shifts, and variable schedules that can affect your ability to get consistent and regular sleep.
We recognize that having good sleep and alertness while awake is very important for everyone. For those involved in public transportation or truck driving, this is especially important. Our goal is to quickly diagnose and treat you (if needed) to ensure you are able to drive or carry out your occupation, safely and without interruption.
We do not provide medical information to SEPTA or your employer, without your consent.
If you require CPAP for sleep apnea, we work closely with you to make sure you are successful. Many employers (such as trucking companies) have regulations for CPAP users that require consistent and regular CPAP use. We will help you succeed and continue your occupation.
We recognize drowsiness with driving is a public safety risk and contributes to motor vehicle accidents. We will help you with strategies and treatment to eliminate this.