WCH Sleep Medicine
Sleep Medicine Clinic in Wooster, OH
Comprehensive Care for Chronic Sleep Disorders
At Wooster Community Hospital, we test for and treat common sleep problems in our accredited Sleep Disorders Center.
Sleep is a natural, restorative, and vital part of our daily routine. It promotes good health, allows the brain to rest, and enables us to be productive in work and play. However, more than 25 percent of Americans suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness due to chronic sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can negatively affect the immune system, personality, and work performance. They can also lead to serious or fatal health problems such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Anyone who suffers from excessive daytime sleepiness, has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or disturbs the sleep of others by snoring loudly is a candidate for a sleep evaluation.
Common problems include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, muscle spasms during sleep, and narcolepsy. Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) assures quality care for patients with sleep disorders. A physician’s referral is necessary for evaluation.
There are three board certified physicians in the area including Dr. Norman Friedman, Dr. Robert Sibilia and Dr. James Bavis; as well as the CNS for Akron Neurology, Kristine Jacobson. In addition, all of our staff are registered sleep technologists; combined, they bring years of trusted sleep medicine experience to diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep-related problems.
Meet Our Sleep Medicine Doctors
We offer PAP Education visits to assist with mask fitting, sleep hygiene, and compliance with prescribed sleep therapies.
In addition, we are affiliated with DASCO Home Medical Equipment to help you get the respiratory and other durable medical equipment you need – when you need it. This includes portable oxygen, CPAP and BIPAP machines, and noninvasive ventilation.
You may wish to print and complete this 2-week sleep diary by the AASM prior to your consultation with one of our sleep doctors or technologists.
Resource for self-help with PAP Therapy & Sleep Disorders:
- ResMed PAP mask education
- ResMed MyAir patient therapy interactive tool
- Respironics PAP mask education
- Fisher & Paykel PAP mask education
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine Patient Education
Location & Hours
The WCH Sleep Disorders Center is located on the fourth floor of the Central Building on the WCH main campus.
Hours of service are:
- Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm
- Sleep Studies: Monday – Friday, 8 pm – 6 am
1761 Beall Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691
- To enter using the main entrance travel east on Winter Street from Beall Avenue and make a left hand turn at the main entrance.
- Parking is available on your right in the east lot or on your left in the west lot.
- For patients who need assistance with wheelchair or who have difficulty with ambulation, please drop your patient off at the walk-in Emergency Room entrance and park in the ER lot just east of the Emergency Room drop off. Let the staff at the ER Assessment desk know that you are here for the Sleep Center so that they can contact staff to assist you to your appointment.
Day-shift sleep studies can be made available for those who are third-shift workers. At-home sleep studies are also available, in which a portable sleep-recording device is used in the comfort of your own home.
See the latest version of our self-pay package pricing booklet (sleep study prices are listed on page 13).
For more information about the Sleep Disorders Center at Wooster Community Hospital, call (330) 263-8400.