Many Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Your chances of having a sleep disorder may also increase if you have a history of diabetes, high blood pressure or are overweight.
Common sleep disorders include:
- Sleep apnea - loud snoring followed by a breathless pause ending with a snort or gasp.
- Restless leg syndrome - sensations in the legs that disturb sleep or keep you from falling asleep.
- Periodic limb movement - jerking or moving your legs during sleep.
- Narcolepsy – difficulty staying awake or falling asleep unexpectedly during “wakeful” times of the day.
- Parasomnias – walking or talking in your sleep.
- Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep.
- Snoring – loud obstructed breathing that often interferes with proper sleep patterns
Comprehensive assessments and testing
Based on your physician referral and initial self-assessment, you'll begin sleep testing at our facility monitored by a team of physicians and sleep technologists.
Testing is done on an outpatient basis
Diagnostic procedures can include:
- Sleep study with nine channels of monitoring of sleep apnea
- Overnight tests (polysomnograms)
- Full polysomnogram, which includes EEG channels for sleep staging and arousal identification
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) tests are scheduled at patient convenience seven nights a week
A member of our Sleep Center medical staff will review your sleep study findings, along with your medical history. The results and diagnosis will then be sent to your physician.
Advanced technology and expertise to help you get the sleep you need
The NCH Sleep Center uses a state-of-the-art digital sleep recording system and other advanced technologies to record and analyze your sleep. Once we can accurately diagnose your sleep disorder, we can successfully treat it, whether through learning new sleep habits, using equipment, or managing your therapy.
Once your diagnosis is made, NCH’s team of sleep specialists develops a treatment plan
We’ll work with your physician to discuss your treatment options. Depending your results, we may recommend: medication, phototherapy, scheduled naps, positional sleep therapy, surgery, behavioral therapy, or breathing appliance.