Ohio State's Sleep Disorders Center offers treatments and lifestyle adjustments to help you get quality, restful sleep.

For many people, lack of sleep is a daily issue that causes stress, poor productivity and feelings of hopelessness. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 70 million Americans face chronic sleep problems. Sleep deprivation is associated with injuries, chronic conditions such obesity, mental illnesses, poor quality of life, increased healthcare costs and lost work productivity.

Most adults require seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Getting less than that daily amount can cause a serious sleep deficit over time. While some sleepless nights may be the result of too much caffeine or thinking about something that’s worrying you, chronic sleep deprivation is often the result of a sleep disorder. The most common sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome (RLS), snoring and narcolepsy.

You may have a sleep disorder if you:

  • Have difficulty falling asleep, or wake up and can’t fall back asleep
  • Experience excessive daytime sleepiness or falling asleep at inappropriate times and places
  • Snore so much that it interrupts breathing or wakes you up
  • Wake up feeling as tired as if you hadn’t slept
  • Have unpleasant sensations or movements in the legs keeping you from sleeping

A consultation or sleep study with Ohio State’s Sleep Disorder Center can provide the insights you need to identify and treat the source of nearly all sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders Center

The Sleep Disorders Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with any type of sleep problem. These conditions include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, snoring, shift work sleep disorder and unusual behaviors during sleep, known as parasomnias.

We’re among the very first hospital-based sleep disorder centers in the nation to be accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the only one in central Ohio that offers training of future sleep medicine specialists through our fellowship program.

Board-Certified Expertise

The OSU Sleep Disorders Center is home to one of the most experienced and qualified teams in the region. Our team includes physicians who are certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Most of our doctors are also board-certified in either neurology or pulmonary diseases and have backgrounds in internal medicine and neurology. Our accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine ensures that we’ve met the highest standards for sleep medicine and patient care.

Pioneering Sleep Research

As part of a nationally ranked academic medical center, our team of physicians and staff engages in leading-edge research about sleep disorders. For example, our physicians established an integrated program that treats congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with sleep disorders. Since launching this integrated program, physicians have seen a 10 percent to 30 percent improvement in heart function among many patients with CHF using CPAP machines that deliver continuous positive airway pressure during sleep.

Personalized Care for Your Sleep Disorder

Sleep Disorder patients at Ohio State receive personalized treatments based on their unique characteristics and symptoms at our state-of-the-art facility. We offer several specialty programs to our patients to enhance their treatment.

Insurance Information

Most insurance plans require a referral from a primary care physician to see a sleep disorder specialist. Please check with your insurance plan and consult with your primary care physician. Your physician can make a referral by calling 614-293-4925. If you do not have a primary care provider, Ohio State has several convenient primary care locations throughout central Ohio. If you have any questions, contact us at 614-257-2500.

Disorders and Treatments

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

The physicians at Ohio State’s Sleep Disorder Center can help diagnose and treat any sleep condition in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Insomnia

When you have a hard time falling or staying asleep.

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Narcolepsy

“Sleep attacks” that occur in the daytime.

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Parasomnias

Night terrors, sleepwalking and sleep paralysis are all symptoms of parasomnias.

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Restless Legs

A tingling or prickly sensation in the legs that may keep you awake.

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Sleep Apnea

Breathing interruptions during sleep that may be serious.

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Snoring

Serious snoring over a period of time can compromise your health.

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Sleep Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment

A variety of methods are used to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including sleep studies, the use of oxygen during sleep, over-the-counter medications and common-sense lifestyle changes.

Tips for Healthy Sleeping

There are a variety of easy, common-sense tips you can follow to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Sleep Study

Sleep studies are the best way to diagnose sleep disorders like sleep apnea or narcolepsy.

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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Treatment

Continuous positive airway pressure treatment, or CPAP, provides a continuous flow of oxygen to alleviate sleep apnea.

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