Sleep Clinic - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
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Cincinnati VA Medical Center

 

Sleep Clinic

Sleep is essential for good health. Not getting enough uninterrupted sleep negatively affects a person’s attention, learning and memory, and physical health.

A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression—that threaten our nation’s health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to motor vehicle crashes and mistakes at work, which cause a lot of injury and disability each year. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury—it is something people need for good health. Sleep disorders can also increase a person’s risk of health problems. However, these disorders can be diagnosed and treated, bringing relief to those who suffer from them.

It’s important to practice good sleep hygiene, but if your sleep problems persist or if they interfere with how you feel or function during the day, you should discuss these problems with your primary care provider. 

Before your visit your provider you could,  keep a daily log of your sleep habits for about ten days to discuss at the visit. Share what your needs are with your provider to have the lifestyle you want to meet your short and long-term goals.


Include the following in your sleep diary, when you:

  • Go to bed.
  • Go to sleep.
  • Wake up.
  • Get out of bed.
  • Take naps.
  • Exercise.
  • Consume alcohol.
  • Consume caffeinated beverages.
Your Cincinnati VA Sleep Clinic provides the most up to date, reliable knowledge and current technology in the diagnosis and treatment of Veterans with sleep apnea, narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. Through the work of extensive research, clinical help is available for those afflicted with sleep disorders. Many sleep disorders that were once difficult to treat, can now be managed.

Attention: Current Veteran CPAP & BiPAP Outpatients
Visit the Drop In Group Medical Appointments (DIGMA) link

Contact Info

Location

  • Cincinnati VA
    2nd floor, room C236

Contact Number(s)

  • 513-861-3100 Ext. 6668

Hours of Operation

  • 7:30 am to 4 pm