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Sleep

The Fisher-Titus Sleep Center

A good night’s sleep is essential to a productive day and healthy lifestyle. Yet an estimated 50-70 million Americans are affected by a sleep disorder. Most people know when to seek medical care for pain or fever, but sleep problems are often overlooked or viewed as a “normal” part of life. In fact, an overwhelming majority of people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated. Some can be life-threatening.

There are nearly 100 identified sleep disorders. Among them are:

  • Sleep Apnea, both obstructive and central
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Narcolepsy (uncontrollable urges to sleep)
  • Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Shift Work Disorder (problems due to abnormal work-shifts)
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (acting out dreams while asleep)
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Somnambilism (sleep walking)
  • Somniloquy (sleep talking)

The Fisher-Titus Sleep Center provides services for adults and children ages 3 and older, offering a family-friendly environment complete with an area within the pediatric room for a parent or guardian to sleep.

We are dedicated to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders within a comfortable and accommodating environment. 

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders

To diagnose a potential sleep disorder, a painless evaluation called a sleep “test” or sleep “study” (also known as polysomnography) is performed during a patient’s normal sleeping hours. Small metal discs (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, face, chest and legs to monitor the brain, breathing and muscle movements while you sleep.

Treatment varies depending on your condition. The Sleep Center offers a variety of treatments for various sleep disorders, including positive airway pressure, also known as PAP or CPAP, which is less invasive and less costly than surgery and is considered the “gold standard” treatment of Sleep Apnea, one of the most well-known sleep disorders. Through our PAP NAP program, patients receive one-on-one education from our qualified technologists regarding PAP treatments. Other treatments include oral appliances for very mild Sleep Apnea or Bruxism, medication and behavioral therapy for Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) and more.

Sleep Center Team