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Treatments / Procedures

If you have been diagnosed by a sleep specialist as having a sleep disorder, your physician may schedule you to have any of the following tests or procedures to determine the course of treatment for your sleep disorder.

Sleep Study:
Sleep studies are all scheduled at the OSU Sleep Disorders Center located at University Hospital East. Our 14-bedroom facility was recently renovated to provide you all of the comforts of home in a hotel-like atmosphere. Some of our amenities include: flat screen TVs, private bathrooms with showers, telephones and state-of-the-art technology to help diagnose sleep disorders. Our center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine – the gold standard for sleep medicine programs.

Find out more about what’s involved in a Sleep Study and how to prepare for one.

Sleep Study Patients:

Arrival time for first overnight sleep study is 7:15 p.m. (Remember: bring your sleep diary)

Arrival time for second overnight sleep study is 7:15 p.m.

Departure time: 6:30 a.m. the following morning. Please make travel arrangements accordingly. (If you did not drive yourself, you can be picked up in the lobby of West Registration.) View UH East Map

Daytime Sleep Study/Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT):
Also, conducted at the OSU Sleep Disorders Center, the MSLT consists of five timed naps taken at two-hour intervals, while being monitored by the Sleep Disorders staff. Please read our MSLT handout to find out how to prepare for your test:

MSLT Handout

An MSLT is typically done following a polysomnogram the previous night.

Home sleep studies:
Some patients who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea may be eligible to do a home sleep study. Patients learn how to apply the testing device in the office and then wear it when they sleep that night while in the comfort of their own bed. They then return the device so that the data can be interpreted by their sleep physician.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment:
Patients diagnosed with sleep apnea may be prescribed with oxygen administration through Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment (CPAP). CPAP is used to keep the air passages open while you sleep. 
 
Learn more about CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Handout

Appointment Information:
For all appointments at the OSU Sleep Disorders Center, please arrive at West Registration. If you are coming for an office visit, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your appointment.

Please be considerate of other patients and provide us with a 48-hour cancellation notice. We have an extensive wait list and if proper notice is not given, we may not be able to honor your request to reschedule your appointment.

The entire Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a no-smoking facility, so smoking during your sleep center stay is not an option.

The board-certified sleep medicine experts at Ohio State's Sleep Disorders Center can personalize a treatment plan for any sleep disorder. Call 614-257-2500.