Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Too often, sleep problems are ignored or assumed to be psychological in origin. Better testing procedures have revealed new information on sleep-wake disturbances, resulting in greater understanding and more successful treatment.

At the Firelands center for sleep disorders, emphasis is placed on individual, personal care, with follow-up and consultation with the referring physician. Board-certified and board-eligible sleep physicians and registered polysomnographic specialists staff the center.

Our sleep center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, offers objective and systematic diagnosis and treatment of clinical sleep-wake disorders for persons of any age.

Common Sleep Problems

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless legs syndrome

Tests available at the center include, but are not limited to:

  • Nocturnal polysomnography
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT/MWT)
  • Nasal CPAP trial and re-evaluation
  • Thorough medical evaluations and testing

Treatment and Management

With accurate diagnosis, most sleep disorders can be effectively treated. Treatment plans vary widely from patient to patient. Some plans may include medication. Others may require changes in daily habits or working conditions. When sleep apnea is present, a technique of assisted respiration called nasal CPAP may be used to diminish serious health risks. Occasionally, surgical procedures can provide the most effective treatment for sleep-wake disorders.