Sleep Diagnostic Services
Hours of Operation: As scheduled
Phone number: 937-386-3420
Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being. If you wake up tired and fatigued, have excessive daytime drowsiness or have difficulty falling asleep, talk with your doctor and get help. Most sleep problems and sleep disorders can be diagnosed and are treatable in safe and effective ways. Sleep disorders may affect any age group (including children) and can lead to serious health problems.
- Awakening in the night
- Having difficulty falling asleep
- Excessive daytime drowsiness
- Loud snoring
- Episodes of stopped breathing
- Sleep attacks during the day
- Daytime fatigue
- Depressed mood
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of memory (or complaints of decreased memory)
- Lower leg movements during sleep
Patients are referred to the Sleep Clinic by their physicians. Sleep studies are conducted in a private, home-like room. A sleep specialist will observe your sleep patterns, brain waves (EEG), heart rate, rapid eye movements and more using monitoring devices attached to your body. While sleeping with a bunch of wires attached to you might seem difficult, most patients find they fall asleep very easily.
There are three procedures used by the Sleep Clinic to evaluate patient symptoms.
This test is performed between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The test is used to rule out sleep apnea, insomnia, night terrors, nocturnal desaturation, periodic leg movements (PLM) and other conditions of disruptive sleep.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
This test is performed during the daytime hours between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. This procedure is used to rule out narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness and other conditions of excessive sleepiness. This procedure always precedes an overnight PSG. The procedure is a series of naps that occur at regular intervals throughout the day. The patient is monitored throughout the process and EEG activity is recorded. This test determines the severity of the patient's excessive sleepiness.
Nasal CPAP/BIPAP Therapy (CPAP
) This test is performed after the initial PSG test indicates the patient has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. During this study, the patient is placed on a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. A small mask is placed over the patients nose/mouth. The machine forces air through the mask allowing the patient to breathe without experiencing apneic episodes and thus allowing a more natural sleep pattern. The results of these procedures are interpreted by a pulmonologist. Patient’s physicians will receive a final written report with the pulmonologist’s interpretation and any recommendations on CPAP/BIPAP settings, mask size, oxygen supplementation, etc.
Locations offering this Department
- Main Location
230 Medical Center Drive
Seaman, OH 45679
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Phone number: 937-386-3420