Monday, April 10, 2023
The Sleep Disorders Center at Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) is now accepting new patients. The center has been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The reopening of the Sleep Disorders Center is just one of the many good things happening here at Pleasant Valley Hospital,” said Keith Biddle, COO, PVH. “We are pleased to be able to once again provide this important service to our community.”
Under the medical direction of Imran Khawaja, MD, Marshall Health pulmonologist and professor at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the center offers both lab and in-home sleep studies to diagnose sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.
Studies show people with untreated sleep apnea, a common condition in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly, are three times more likely to suffer a debilitating stroke.
Symptoms of a sleep disorder include snoring or stopping breathing while asleep, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless legs syndrome and problems with shift work. Anyone experiencing any of these symptoms should ask their physician for a referral to the Sleep Disorders Center.
For more information about the PVH Sleep Disorders Center, visit www.pvalley.org.
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