SLEEP MEDICINE

Galion Hospital has the only Sleep Center in Crawford County that is American Academy of Sleep
Medicine accredited which validates and assures the quality of services offered! The Sleep Center
offers a comprehensive approach to sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment. Diagnostic Sleep
Testing, the “Gold Standard” to accurately diagnose sleep disorders, is performed in our private,
home-like sleep rooms. Sleep Center physicians are available to help diagnose and treat sleep
disorders. Physician and self-referrals are welcome.


Located in Galion Hospital, the Sleep Center provides a safe, compassionate, and state-of-the-art
environment and equipment where sleep disorders are diagnosed and effectively treated by a team of
highly trained and specialized sleep professionals. Sleep studies are performed in a private, comfortable sleeping room in a secure area of the hospital.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Each year, millions of people are affected by sleep disorders, including associated conditions or
diseases, as well as sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy. At Galion Hospital we provide a safe,
compassionate environment where sleep disorders can be diagnosed and effective treatment
recommended or started.

With the information obtained during your initial consultation and the data gathered during your
sleep study, our sleep specialists will determine if you have a sleep disorder. Once you have been
properly diagnosed, our specialists will create an effective treatment plan the works with your
lifestyle to help improve our overall health. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood
pressure, stroke, and even congestive heart failure.

If you or someone you know have symptoms of a sleep disorder, we can help. Contact us to arrange
for a consultation to get you on the way to better health and quality sleep. A primary care
physician referral is not required.

EEG TESTING:

An Electroencephalogram is a diagnostic test that measures and records the brain’s electrical
activity. At GCH we have two types of EEG tests available, regular and sleep deprived. There is no
pain during this test. Electrodes are attached to the scalp in a specific pattern. The electrodes
are wired to provide a path of conductivity for the neurological study. A machine detects
electrical signals from the brain and impulses are recorded while the patient rests on a bed or in
a reclining chair. Often during testing, patients relax enough to fall asleep. This test takes
approximately two hours.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Personality Change
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings
  • Irritability
  • Memory Problems
  • Restless Sleep
  • Night Sweats
  • Headaches Upon Awakening
  • Dry Throat Upon Awakening
  • Awakening with Gasping
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Pain
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiac Problems such as Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Coronary Heart Disease, and Congestive Heart
    Failure
  • Stroke
  • Increased Insulin Resistance
  • Increased Traffic and Workplace Accidents