The Fisher-Titus Sleep Center
DID YOU KNOW…Many sufferers are completely unaware that they have a potential life-threatening sleep disorder. Sleep disorders have been linked to:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Fatigue or daytime drowsiness
- Lost productivity
- Reduced attention/ concentration/ memory
- More frequent illnesses
- Workplace accidents or car crashes from falling asleep on the job or at the wheel
- Unexplained awakenings or awakenings the person is not aware of that ‘fragments’ his/her quality of sleep
- Frequent night-time urination
- Morning headaches
- Sore throat
A good night’s sleep is essential to a productive day and healthy lifestyle. Yet an estimated 50-70 million Americans are affected by a sleep disorder. Most people know when to seek medical care for pain or fever, but sleep problems are often overlooked or viewed as a “normal” part of life. In fact, an overwhelming majority of people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated. Some can be life-threatening.
There are nearly 100 identified sleep disorders. Among them are:
- Sleep Apnea, both obstructive and central
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Narcolepsy (uncontrollable urges to sleep)
- Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Shift Work Disorder (problems due to abnormal work-shifts)
- REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (acting out dreams while asleep)
- Sleep Paralysis
- Somnambilism (sleep walking)
- Somniloquy (sleep talking)
About Our Center
The Fisher-Titus Sleep Center provides services for adults and children ages 3 and older, offering a family-friendly environment complete with an area within the pediatric room for a parent or guardian to sleep.
We are dedicated to diagnosing and treating sleep disorders within a comfortable and accommodating environment. Our Center is staffed with qualified and experienced physicians and technologists to ensure the best quality of care and promotes a relaxing atmosphere much like a bedroom or hotel room with queen-sized beds.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
To diagnose a potential sleep disorder, a painless evaluation called a sleep “test” or sleep “study” (also known as polysomnography) is performed during a patient’s normal sleeping hours. Small metal discs (electrodes) are placed on the scalp, face, chest and legs to monitor the brain, breathing and muscle movements while you sleep. Read more about it in our FAQ section.
Treatment varies depending on your condition. The Sleep Center offers a variety of treatments for various sleep disorders, including positive airway pressure, also known as PAP or CPAP, which is less invasive and less costly than surgery and is considered the “gold standard” treatment of Sleep Apnea, one of the most well-known sleep disorders. Through our PAP NAP program, patients receive one-on-one education from our qualified technologists regarding PAP treatments. Other treatments include oral appliances for very mild Sleep Apnea or Bruxism, medication and behavioral therapy for Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) and more.
How Can We Help You?
Nicole Danner, D.O.
Board Certified Neurologist
Sleep Center Medical Director
Sleep Center Manager
Your physician may refer you for a sleep study or you may call our center directly for more information. The Fisher-Titus Sleep Center operates under the medical direction of Dr. Nicole Danner. She will obtain a medical history and conduct a physical examination, and she may wish to talk with your bed partner about your sleeping and waking behavior.
Based upon the doctor's evaluation, you may be scheduled to spend one or two nights in the Sleep Center for a sleep study. With this information, we can prescribe a treatment plan that's right for you.
Let us help you achieve a good night’s sleep and have a positive impact on the "rest" of your life.
The Fisher-Titus Sleep Center is conveniently located at:
26 Executive Drive, Norwalk, Ohio
Our Sleep Center serves patients throughout Erie and Huron counties, including Amherst, Ashland, Attica, Bellevue, Berlin Heights, Castalia, Clyde, Collins, Fremont, Greenwich, Huron, Milan, Monroeville, New Haven, New London, New Washington, North Fairfield, Norwalk, Nova, Oberlin, Plymouth, Port Clinton, Sandusky, Shelby, Shiloh, Tiffin, Tiro, Vermilion, Wakeman, Wellington, Willard and the surrounding communities. Call us today to learn more!