Sleep Services and Testing

If you're experiencing discomfort due to a sleeping disorder, schedule an appointment with the experts at Ohio Chest Physicians located in Cleveland,OH. We offer a wide variety of tests to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.
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Ohio Chest Physicians

Sleep Disorder Test & Treatment - Middleburg Heights, OH

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!

Please feel free to contact us or request an appointment online. We are always happy to help!


FAQs on Sleep Services & Testing for Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders:

What Sorts of Testing is Needed to Identify Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders?

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:

  • Nocturnal Polysomnogram. This is a painless sleep-behavior study that can determine whether someone suffers from sleep apnea or other various sleep disorders. Special lightweight sensors are used to continuously record the activity of the brain, heart, and lungs during the test. Muscle movements and airflow from the nose and mouth are also monitored, as well as the level of oxygen in your blood. A technician will continuously monitor these devices and video equipment throughout the night, taking notes to assist in a diagnosis.
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test. Sometimes patients need an additional sleep test called the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). The MSLT consists of a series of four to five naps that are recorded using the same set-up as a nighttime sleep test.
  • CPAP Titration. The purpose of this particular sleep study is to fit a patient for CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) equipment. CPAP is currently the most common non-surgical treatment for conditions such as sleep apnea. Testing allows doctors to determine the appropriate pressure and mask setting for each patient is determined through a titration study.
  • Home Sleep Study – Portable Monitoring. A home sleep study is a simplified version of an overnight, attended sleep study/polysomnogram (PSG). Home sleep studies are only used to diagnose or rule out obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Because the emphasis is on breathing, it is possible to use fewer sensors during a home study. If a patient needs a sleep study, their doctor will make a recommendation based on their specific situation whether or not testing can be conducted at home.

What Happens After the Test?

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.

What Should I Expect from Ohio Chest Physicians?

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!

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