Mercy Health – Howland Sleep Center

More than 10 million Americans of all ages regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. Because falling asleep and staying asleep plagues more than one-third of the population, sleep disorder medicine has developed into a recognized specialty. 

Mercy Health – Howland Sleep Center specializes in both the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related disorders for people who find getting enough sleep each night a constant challenge. These disorders can include, but are not limited to:
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep
Unusually loud or irregular snoring
Unexplained morning headache
Memory loss
Moodiness or irritability
If left untreated, these problems can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity or irregular heart rhythms. The goal at the Sleep Lab is to aid in diagnosing sleep problems, help patients understand them and, if necessary, assist physicians in treating them.

Sleep Studies
All sleep studies are performed with a doctor’s order. A specially trained technologist prepares patients for the study. Sleep studies are completely painless and require no needles, shots or IVs. A number of electrodes are attached to the chin and scalp, as well as other devices to monitor heartbeat, breathing and oxygen levels. The test takes approximately eight hours, depending on the patient’s sleep patterns. Technologists monitor patients throughout the night.

Because the electrodes are sensitive, it is important for patients to shower and wash their hair shortly before coming for the sleep study, and refrain from using body powder and/or lotion and hair spray, gel and/or mousse.

Patients should bring all necessary items that they will need to sleep and when they awaken in the morning, such as night clothing and toiletries.

A questionnaire received by the patient prior to the study should be completed and turned in at the time of the sleep study.

After the test is completed, the results will be interpreted and forwarded to the patient’s personal physician, who will discuss the test results with the patient and advise him/her on treatment options, if needed.

Scheduling
Call the Mercy Health – Howland Sleep Center at 330-841-4406 between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule your appointment or if you have any questions concerning your sleep study. Be sure to bring your insurance card and physician’s order with you to your appointment.

Payment and Insurance
Consult your insurance company concerning coverage. Most insurance plans cover sleep studies.

Contact Us
Mercy Health – Howland Sleep Center
Hunters Square
8600 E. Market Street, Suite 5
Warren, OH 44484
330-841-4406

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