Patients at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Sleep Disorders Center receive individualized treatment based on their unique characteristics and symptoms at our state-of-the-art sleep center located at University Hospital East. We strive to optimize the entire experience for each patient. Staffed by physicians who are board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, as well as registered polysomnographic technologists, we provide treatment for all types of sleep disorders.
Portable Sleep Study
We now offer a portable unattended sleep study program. We hope to better serve appropriate patients who may find it difficult to come in to the sleep laboratory for initial diagnostic testing by providing testing that can be done in their homes.
Pioneering Sleep Research
Patients also benefit from the pioneering research and treatment our physicians are engaged in. For example, our physicians established an integrated program that treats congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients also experiencing sleep disorders. Since launching this integrated program, physicians have seen, on average, a 10 percent to 30 percent improvement in heart function among many patients with CHF using CPAP machines that deliver continuous positive airway pressure during sleep. Additionally, our physicians are investigating the links with blood glucose levels, the role of fat cells and the effects on heart structure and function.
In a recent study by OSU researchers, a central Ohio man became the first person in the United States to receive an implant being studied for the treatment of central sleep apnea in heart failure patients by delivering small electrical impulses during sleep to restore more natural breathing. The procedure was performed at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. To view the full story, click here.
Specialty Sleep Programs
We offer specialty programs to our patients to enhance their treatment. One program is for patients who suffer from insomnia. This is a three part series on techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of your sleep. These workshops help to reinforce and teach the recommendations made by our sleep physicians. Another program is offered to our patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are treated with CPAP. These are supportive and informative sessions. For more information on both of these programs, please call the OSU Lung Center at 614-293-4925.
For more information about classes offered through the OSU Sleep Disorders Center, click here.
Patients under the age of 18 are usually referred to Children’s Hospitals’ Sleep Disorders Center which assists primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents with sleep problems.
Learn more about our expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and care provided at the OSU Sleep Disorders Center through the links on the left.
Download OSU Sleep Disorder Patient Referral Form.
For more information, contact the OSU Sleep Disorders Center at 614-293-4925