Hospital Sleep Lab

UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
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Do you toss and turn all night?  Do you sleep soundly but feel un-refreshed in the morning or tired during the day?  If so, you may be one of the almost 50 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder.  Many are unaware of their problem and may only be informed of disturbed sleep by a bed partner.

Some of the varied sleep disorders evaluated at by the Sleep Lab include:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Central sleep apnea
  • Periodic leg movement disorder
  • Narcolepsy
  • Idiopathic hypersomnolence
  • Nocturnal movement disorders or “parasomnias”

Symptoms could include:

  • Disruptive snoring
  • Stopping breathing during sleep
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Frequent leg movements during sleep
  • Un-refreshing sleep
  • Acting out of dreams or exaggerated sleep walking behavior

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Many sleep disorders are associated with excessive daytime sleepiness. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. A score of 10 or more is considered sleepy. A score of 18 or more is very sleepy.

Use the following scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

  • 0 = would never doze or sleep.
  • 1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
  • 2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
  • 3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping
Situation Chance of Sleep or Dozing
Sitting and reading ________
Watching TV ________
Sitting inactive in a public place  ________
Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more ________
Lying down in the afternoon ________
Sitting and talking to someone ________
Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol) ________
Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving ________
Total Score (This is your Epworth Score) ________

(Print this page to fill in the chart with your answers.)

The UPMC Pinnacle Hanover Sleep Lab offers a wide variety of tests to help the doctor evaluate different sleep related problems.  Our state of the art Sleep Lab has four patient testing rooms to allow for quick scheduling of needed tests. It offers the latest technology in diagnosing sleep disorders in a comfortable “bedroom-like” setting.