Our Pediatric Sleep Center is one of a small number in the country accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The sleep laboratory is supervised by a physician board certified in sleep medicine, employs a fully credentialed polysomnographic technologist, and has access to a wide range of pediatric subspecialists.
Medical Director: Samuel Dzodzomenyo, MD
Psychologist: Zachary Woessner, PsyD
Nurse Practitioner: Hila Collins, PNP
Manager: Scott Melin, RPSGT/RCP
Diagnoses or conditions treated
- Sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep onset association disorders
Referrals can be made:
1. For Evaluation in Sleep Clinic
2. For Evaluation in Sleep Clinic and Follow-up Treatment
3. For Sleep Testing
4. For Sleep Testing and Follow-up Treatment
5. For CPAP Clinic
Sleep Testing includes:
Polysomnography: Sleep study performed overnight with continuous tracings. Routine parameters include bilateral electroculographic (EOG,Eye movements) tracings, electroencephalographic (EEG) tracings including bilateral central and occipital leads, surface electromyography of submental musculature (chin leads) and bilateral anterior tibialis muscles (leg leads,muscle activity), thoracic-chest and abdominal strain gauge respiratory belt recordings, electrocardiography, oxyhemoglobin saturation via pulse oximetry, capnography(CO2 measurement) and snore microphone. This study is indicated for evaluating any obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, seizure activity during sleep, sleep disturbances (problematic sleep walking, night terrors, etc.)limb movements, sleep efficiency, sleep architecture and snoring.
CPAP/ BiPAP Titration: Polysomnography with the initiation of non-invasive Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (Bi-PAP) to overcome airway obstruction or to assist ventilation to support effective sleep. CPAP or BiPAP are adjusted to maximize patient benefit.
Ventilator Titration: Ventilator patients can be scheduled in the sleep center for this polysmnography test to assess or adjust their current ventilator parameters, exhaled CO2, oxygen saturation and sleep effectiveness.
Multiple Sleep Latency Testing: (generally ordered after evaluation in sleep clinic). This daytime test involves multiple nap trials to assess daytime sleepiness such as Narcolepsy or Idiopathic Hypersomnia. It is performed only after a normal nighttime Polysomnography test which rules out sleep related causes of daytime sleepiness such as severe obstructive sleep apnea and periodic limb movements of sleep.
Actigraphy: (ordered only after evaluation in sleep clinic). This procedure consists of placing a wristwatch type device generally on an upper extremity for a period of 3 or more days. The device continuously monitors movement and recorded data can be used to quantify estimates of sleep-wake schedules, total sleep time and napping behavior. It can also be used for tracking periodic limb movement or post-treatment response.
Polysomnography with Extended EEG(generally ordered after evaluation in sleep clinic or after consultation with and approval by a sleep specialist). This extended EEG is helpful in the evaluation of patients who are suspected of having seizures in sleep or whose sleep is disturbed by nocturnal seizures. The test is not a substitute for video EEG telemetry.
- Sleep disorders clinic--Tuesday and Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
- Behavioral sleep clinic - Zach Woessner, PsyD -- Tuesday afternoons
- CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) clinic--Thursday 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fax: 937-641-5131, sleep study
937-641-4500, sleep clinic
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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