When addressing sleep disorders, it’s important to undergo the proper testing and receive the proper care needed for each disorder. But without a correct and specific diagnosis, sleep and breathing services aren’t likely to make the difference they need to make to restore normalcy to a suffering patients’ life.
That’s where we come in. Ohio Chest Physicians’ team can use our decades of experience, combined with the latest in service and care technology, to evaluate your breathing and sleep patterns. Based on those findings, we will then determine the best course of action when it comes to treatment. Visit us today to take your first step towards breathing better and resting easier!
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In order to diagnose Sleep Apnea or other sleep disorders, a patient must undergo a polysomnography (sleep study). This is typically done in a sleep lab, where a patient spends a full night being monitored by doctors and specialized sleep equipment.
The following are all examples of specific types of sleep tests:
After testing is complete, the medical technician team processes the data and delivers the results to a physician for interpretation and diagnosis. Sleep study results are also forwarded to the physician who ordered the test for consultation on diagnosis and treatment.
Depending on a final diagnosis, recommendations for treatment may include specific lifestyle changes, weight loss, and use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device. Approximately one week after a sleep study, someone from the sleep lab will call the patient with follow-up instructions.
At Ohio Chest Physicians, LTD., our doctors are board-certified specialists in pulmonary, critical care, sleep, and internal medicine. In addition to offering care via our multiple offices, we work directly with the West Region Sleep Center to conduct patient sleep testing.
The Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) - this certifies that the Center meets or exceeds all AASM standards for professional, quality health care. Center physicians are specialists in the field of sleep medicine, and Center sleep technicians are aided by the latest in diagnostic technology. Patients can always rest easy knowing they’re in qualified hands when working with Ohio Chest and our partner Center!