Sleep Disorders Center
A sleep evaluation study by the physicians and staff of the Sleep Disorders Center includes a complete medical examination, detailed questionnaires and a sleep diary. If necessary a patient’s family may be interviewed to obtain information the patient cannot provide.
Often an overnight sleep study or a polysomnogram is required. It is a procedure that allows our technicians to gather the neurological, neurological, neuromuscular, cardiac and respiratory information necessary to make the proper diagnosis of a sleep disorder.
Sensors are used to monitor the activities that occur within your body while you sleep.
This is accomplished overnight in the Sleep Disorders Center at Mansfield Hospital. If necessary, a nap study is also conducted the following day.
In certain instances, home-based sleep studies may be performed.
A detailed report, which includes a diagnosis and treatment plan, is sent to your physician.
Benefits of A Sleep Study
There are many types of sleep disorders that require a thorough sleep laboratory evaluation to arrive at a correct diagnosis. Patients who suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness or have chronic problems falling asleep or staying asleep, snore very loudly or have other unusual conditions that become worse during sleep, may benefit from a sleep evaluation.
You don’t have to live with your sleep disorders. Once your problem is diagnosed, various treatments are available to help you get a good night’s rest, including an oral appliance, a breathing machine, light therapy, medications or behavioral therapy.
The MedCentral Sleep Disorders Center is an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) accredited facility in North Central Ohio with a certified sleep physician on its medical staff. AASM continues to be the gold standard for sleep programs.
To be accredited the facility must:
- Provide a clean, comfortable patient environment where dignity and safety are upheld.
- Prove that the highest quality of care is provided at all times.
- Employ knowledgeable, trained staff.
- Require a certified sleep physician to review all sleep studies conducted at the facility.
Narcolepsy (excessive sleepiness)
Do you need a sleep study?
If you answer yes to more than two of these questions, you should to talk to your primary care physician about getting a sleep study evaluation at the MedCentral Sleep Disorders Center. You need a referral from your primary care physician for a sleep study.
1. Do you snore?
2. Does your snoring wake up your sleep partner?
3. Has anyone toid you that you stop breathing sometimes while you sleep?
4. Do you feel sleepy during the day?
5. Do you wake up feeling tired, have a headache, or achy or stiff?
6. Do you awaken easily, then have trouble falling back to sleep?
7. Have you ever fallen asleep while driving or working?
8. Do you fall asleep easily while reading, watching TV or sitting quietly
Home sleep studies are now available
For more information call, (419) 526-8459.