At Wooster Community Hospital, we can treat and test for common problems in our accredited Sleep Disorders Center. Sleep is a natural, and very vital part of our daily routine. It promotes good health, is soothing to the mind, and enables everyone to be productive in work and play. However, more than 25% of Americans suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness from chronic sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can negatively affect the immune system, personality, work performance, lead to serious or fatal health problems including heart disease and high blood pressure.
Anyone who suffers from excessive daytime sleepiness, has trouble falling asleep, maintaining sleep, or disturbs the sleep of others by snoring loudly is a candidate for a sleep evaluation. Common problems include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, muscle spasms during sleep, and narcolepsy. Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine assures quality care for patients with sleep disorders. A physician’s referral is necessary for evaluation.
Our Sleep Lab is located on the second floor of the West Building. Hours of service are:
Medical Director of the WCH Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. William Novak, is the only physician in the area who is Fellowship-Trained in Sleep Medicine. In addition, all of our staff are Registered Sleep Technologists. They bring together years of trusted sleep medicine experience to diagnose and treat sleep related problems.