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NEWS & NOTES


HEALTH CENTERING

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Disorder Center

In today's world, rest is something many of us do not get enough, particularly when it comes to sleep. This may be due to increased demands at home, school, work and other demands of life. Other factors affecting our rest/sleep may be due to a chronic health condition, diet, or other unspecific causes that can play a factor in sleep patterns. When sleep difficulties become more frequent, you may be struggling with a sleep disorder. If fact, over 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic, long term sleep disorders and another 20 million struggle with occasion sleep difficulties.

The Sleep Disorder Center staff of the Fulton County Health Center understands sleep disorders and offers a broad range of testing and treatment services, each delivered in a highly personalized and cost-efficient manner. Services at the FCHC Sleep Disorder Center include the following:

  • 2 private beds with a private bath
  • Treatment availability 5 nights per week
  • Daytime studies upon request for night shift workers
  • Wake up call and shower facilities so you will not have to miss work
  • Lounge with TV for relaxation
  • The latest diagnostic equipment
  • Outpatient services for overnight testing

The Sleep Disorder Center works with people who have chronic problems falling asleep, staying asleep at night, staying awake during the day, and/or excessive snoring or breathing disturbances. Symptoms most frequently seen in people with sleep disorders may include fatigue, irritability, becoming short tempered, poor concentration, reduced memory, low productivity, accidents due to tiredness, morning headaches, depression and feelings of being tired even after a full nights rest.

The staff includes Registered Respiratory Therapists and Registered Sleep Technicians. The Sleep Disorder Center is under the medical direction of a physician who is board certified in sleep medicine.

The Sleep Disorder Center has two locations.  The main Sleep Disorder facility is located on the Third floor of the main campus of the Fulton County Health Center. There is also an offsite facility located in Swanton, Ohio. The off-campus Sleep Lab is located at 1 Turtle Creek Circle, Suite A in Swanton. The Swanton Sleep Lab Center has two beds, the same number as the Sleep Lab Center on the FCHC campus. 

As with any medical issue, discussing your sleep problem with your personal physician is the first step in the treatment process. Your primary care doctor may want to refer you to our Sleep Disorder Center for an evaluation so a determination can be made as to whether or not a sleep study would be appropriate. If you have any other concerns or if you have any questions about our services, contact the Sleep Disorder Center at 419-330-2683.