If your snoring sounds like a chain saw ripping through wood, then you may have a sleep disorder.
If you awaken with a gasp or your legs shake, then you may have a sleep disorder.
If you are tired, depressed, or fall asleep during the day, you may have a sleep disorder.
If you are kept awake by somebody else’s snoring, gasping for air, or shaking legs, then you may be living with a sleep disorder.
William Swoger, D.O., Sleep Center medical director, interprets data collected during a patient's sleep study to diagnose a sleep disorder and recommend treatment.
Sleep disorders pose serious health risks. People with an untreated sleep disorder have a higher risk of hypertension, diabetes, heart problems, and depression. They are more prone to traffic accidents and workplace injuries. They tend to be overweight and less resistant to diseases. Quality sleep is essential to good health.
The Union Hospital Sleep Medicine Center has helped more than 10,000 people overcome a sleep disorder like apnea, loud snoring, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and daytime sleepiness.
Sleep disorders are usually diagnosed after the patient spends the night for testing at the Sleep Center. While the patient sleeps, monitoring equipment tracks physical and brain activity. The sleep medicine physician uses that data to help diagnose a sleep disorder and recommend treatment.
Dr. William Swoger is the Center's medical director. He and the other Center physicians are Board Certified in Sleep Disorder Medicine. The staff is registered in Polysomnography by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Center is accredited by the A.B.S.M.
Allen Corbett, manager of the Sleep Medicine Center, models one of the new CPAP masks, adjusted by Amanda Alderman, a registered polysomnographic technologist.
The Sleep Medicine Center is conveniently located on Oxford St. in Dover. Each patient has their own private room with a comfortable full-size bed, flat screen TV and private bathroom. Our new state-of-the-art monitoring equipment captures multiple channels of data and is more comfortable for the patient spending the night in our sleep lab. And when it comes to helping people sleep better, the latest generation of CPAP (respiratory support) equipment is improved and more people than ever before are successful in using this equipment to improve their sleep quality.
If you feel you may have a sleep disorder, talk with your doctor, or contact the Union Hospital Sleep Medicine Center for more information. Call Allen Corbett, manager of Respiratory Care and the Sleep Lab at (330) 364-0874 or Gary Crowthers, Director, at (330) 364-0835.