Thanks to recent renovations, Lake Health’s Sleep Center offers a more welcoming and restful environment to patients with sleep-related problems. In 2019, the Sleep Center’s private patient rooms received fresh paint in relaxing color palettes along with new linens, carpet, furniture and calming artwork. Even better, new Sleep Number beds ensure the perfect comfort zone for every patient.
“Patients walk in the door expecting a hospital experience, but we try to set up more of a home-like experience,” says Erin Toth, RPSGT, registered sleep study technologist and manager for the Sleep Center.
Each of the four patient rooms also has a private bathroom, flat screen TV, nightstands and recliner to provide the patient with the most comfortable experience possible.
Professional help for sleep disorders
As many as 65 million Americans report sleep-related problems. These can seriously impact health and the quality of life. For example, sleep apnea, a disorder in which you temporarily stop breathing while you’re asleep, has been linked to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart attack and stroke. But sleep apnea is just one of the sleep disorders that can be evaluated by the Sleep Center.
“Sleep disorders not only disrupt daytime functioning; they can also lead to serious health problems. We updated the Sleep Center because it’s important to provide a comfortable, quiet and calming environment for sleep testing.” – Dennis Jurcevic, MD
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Lake Health’s Sleep Center offers new advanced monitoring and diagnostic technology. An overnight sleep test―a polysomnogram―helps identify sleeping disorders and measures various sleep stages. A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT), done during the daytime, can evaluate and diagnose problems such as narcolepsy and other disorders.
“Some patients sleep better here than they have at home in a long time,” says Erin. “It’s great to know that we’re changing the course of patients’ lives going forward.”
Do you need a sleep test? Take the quiz.
Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?
- Loud snoring
- Morning headaches
- Excessive sleepiness during the day
- Frequent naps
- Unexplained heart failure
- Marked obesity
- Heartburn, chest pain, chronic cough at night
- Leg movements during sleep
- Sleep walking, sleep talking
- Trouble falling asleep
If so, you might need a sleep study. Talk with your doctor about a referral to Lake Health’s Sleep Center.
To schedule a Sleep Center appointment, call 440-953-6258 or 440-375-8751 between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. A physician referral is required.
Lake Health Sleep Center
West Medical Center
36000 Euclid Avenue