Take Our Sleep Test

In contrast to just feeling tired, how likely are you to doze off or fall asleep in the following situations? (Even if you have not done some of these things recently, try to work out how they would have affected you.) Use the following sleep test scale to choose the most appropriate number for each situation:

0 = Would never doze
1 = Slight chance of dozing
2 = Moderate chance of dozing
3 = High chance of dozing

Your Situation:

Sitting and Reading

Watching Television

Sitting inactive in a public place

As a car passenger for 1 hour, no break

Lying down to rest in the afternoon

Sitting and talking to someone

Sitting quietly after lunch without alcohol

In a car stopped in traffic

snoring may be a sign that your airway is obstructing 25-50 percent of adults snore PSSI physicians are experts in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea 25 percent of couples over 40 sleep in separate bedrooms snoring and sleep apnea may pose serious health risks to bed partners
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One Step Ahead

The Pennsylvania Snoring and Sleep Institute

Alan S. Berger, M.D. Otolaryngologist Philadelphia Donald M. Sesso, D.O. Snoring Doctor Philadelphia
Alan S. Berger, M.D.
Donald M. Sesso, D.O.

Welcome to PSSI, the first and only multi-specialty research and clinical institute for snoring and sleep apnea.

Our uniquely qualified team takes special care to diagnose your specific problem. Five Board Certified Otolaryngologists are led by a uniquely talented and extraordinarily trained sleep surgeon, Dr. Don Sesso, one of only six (6) physicians in the U.S. with triple certification in snoring and sleep disorders. Additional specialists in cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, and dentistry are available for consultation. Certified sleep centers are available for at-home or overnight studies.

You have come to PSSI looking for help with a severe snoring problem which is causing a loss of intimacy in your personal relationship, daytime fatigue, diminishing performance at work, or a potentially dangerous heart or lung problem. We can offer both medical and surgical options that will change your life...call us today and take the first step to a better night's sleep and a better life.

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I have a strong passion for understanding sleep disorders and improving my patients' quality of life. Millions of people are negatively affected by sleep apnea, some unknowingly, and for many years the treatment options were were quite limited and often ineffective. To this end, my additional fellowship training with leading experts at Stanford provided me with the opportunity to research less invasive and more efficacious surgical techniques for the treatment of this disorder. After fellowship, I dedicated my practice to the treatment of sleep apnea, and as one of only a handful of physicians in the world formally trained in the surgical treatment of this disorder, I am thrilled to provide my patients with cutting edge treatment and reliable results.

At PSSI, we do not have a "one size fits all" approach. Rather, we custom-tailor treatment plans to each specific patient. In order to determine the source of a patient's symptoms and offer a complete array of treatment options, I carefully examine every patient's airway to determine where the obstruction occurs. Because patients play a vital role in their healthcare, fully understanding the treatment options is vital. As a surgeon and sleep specialist, I provide medical, dental and surgical treatment options, and together, we will choose the option that is right for you.

Recent Research & Publications

  1. Personal Story: Sleep Apnea & CPAP
  2. This Will Make You Use Your CPAP
  3. How Much Sleep Do You Need?
  4. Sleep Apnea Has Moved Past Darth Vader Masks
  5. Sinus Surgery May Also Ease Sleep Apnea
  6. An Update On Inspire's Upper Airway Stimulation Device (UAS)
  7. Patient Experiences: The CPAP
  8. Tongue Size, Fat Implicated As Potential Causes Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  9. Prologue: Leaving Sleep Apnea Untreated May Be Worse for Your Sex Life
  10. Sleep Apnea Gear Doesn't Squelch Sex Life, Study Says
  11. Are You Sleeping in the Wrong Position?
  12. Teen Insomnia Linked To Depression and Poor Performance
  13. Your Child Snores. Should You Be Concerned?