Pomerene Sleep Center
More than 25% of Americans suffer from excessive sleep disorders including loud snoring, insomnia, and sleep apnea (failure to breath during sleep). The Pomerene Sleep Center specializes in diagnosing sleep-related disorders. Sleep problems that remain untreated can often lead to other health conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
For more information, call (330) 674-1584 extension 1030
Listed below are common sleep problems that may require sleep testing.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea is brief cessations in breathing during sleep, caused by a physical obstruction, with loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, and morning headaches.
- Insomnia is difficulty falling asleep, walking and inability to return to sleep, and waking to early or un-refreshing sleep.
- Narcolepsy is excessive sleepiness with uncontrollable urge to fall asleep, sudden muscle loss, and sleep paralysis.
Restless Leg Syndrome
- Restless Leg Syndrome is uncomfortable sensation in the legs that occurs just before falling asleep that creates an irresistible urge to move legs.
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorder describes limb movements while sleeping that disrupt sleep patterns.
- Polysomnogram (PSG)
- CPAP Titration
- Bilevel Titration
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Home Sleep Test (HST)
Dr. Latouf received his medical degree from Damascus University in Syria. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Latouf has been on active medical staff at Pomerene Hospital since 1993, and currently acts as the Medical Director of Pomerene Hospital's sleep lab. Dr. Latouf is Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is also Board Certified in Sleep Medicine.
Epworth Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level of daytime sleepiness. To take this questionnaire, please click here.