Services and Procedures
The Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of complex sleep-related issues, especially sleep-related breathing issues. The Center provides a single location for both diagnosis and care.
MVH Sleep Center physicians are involved with both the testing and the care of patients. This approach ensures a more thorough understanding of a patient’s condition and the opportunity for more individualized, seamless care. Patients receive a high level of care from board-certified sleep medicine physicians.
The MVH Sleep Center performs an array of tests including:
- Polysomnography – This test monitors a variety of physiological measures to accurately assess sleep, respiration, the heart and body movements to diagnose various sleep disorders.
- Polysomnogram with positive pressure adjustment (CPAP, Bi-level) - This test allows respiratory therapists to adjust positive pressure machines for maximum effectiveness of air pressure to stabilize respiration so the patient can sleep normally again.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Tests - These determine the patient’s ability to fall asleep several times during the day to establish the diagnosis of narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia.
- Maintenance Wakefulness Test – This test is sometimes necessary for truck drivers, pilots and employees whose wakefulness is critical to their safety and to the safety of the public.
- Out of Center Sleep Testing (Home Sleep Testing) - This test can be administered by the patient in the comfort of his or her bed.
After the Diagnosis
Sometimes, patients experience sleep testing centers that offer little care, little follow-up or little continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) education. When patients come to the MVH Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, experienced sleep physicians and staff provide them with extensive, long-term care. Once symptoms have been diagnosed and specialists have prescribed treatment, MVH Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders is one of the few facilities that take a strong, continuing interest in sleep patients and their treatment.
Complete Pulmonary Care
Sleep disorders are often related to a patient's ability to breathe. Though both sleeping and breathing are necessary functions for life, breathing functions take priority over sleep. When respiration is impaired, sleep can be seriously disrupted. Care from a Miami Valley Hospital board-certified pulmonologist gives you a high level of professionalism and care for respiratory-related issues.
Complete Behavioral Care
Sleep disorders can also include insomnia, nightmares, nocturnal panic and abnormal sleep behaviors. Sleep can be affected by mood disorders, depression, anxiety, panic, substance abuse, as well as a variety of habits and behaviors around sleep. A patient’s thought processes and expectations can also play a significant role in sleep disorders.
At the MVH Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders, these issues are treated by a psychologist who is board-certified in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine with extensive experience in treatment of these conditions.
Patients suffering from sleep disorders often have other issues that exist with, or are a result of, their sleep problems. Our sleep medicine physicians can detect and treat conditions such as cardiac issues or ear, nose and throat problems, or our team refers patients to sub-specialists.
CPAP Service from Fidelity Health Care
Patients of the MVH Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders can receive training and service on their Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines from any home care facility of their choice. Fidelity Health Care has partnered with the MVH Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders to maximize continuity and quality of patient care.
A CPAP unit pushes air through the breathing passage at specific intervals to help sleep apnea sufferers keep their airway open and get better sleep. Fidelity Home Health Care conducts a class for each patient receiving a CPAP machine. These classes have only one or two participants, giving patients the opportunity to address their own specific concerns and receive individualized attention. Fidelity maintains these home machines for patients and provides continuing education if needed.
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Established in 1985, the MVH Center for Sleep and Wake Disorders is the most comprehensive center of its kind in Southwest Ohio. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has fully accredited the Center. We offer complete sleep care, a sleep lab and clinical, pulmonary and behavioral treatments in one facility.
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Content Updated: November 25, 2014