Education and Support

At Premier Health’s sleep centers, we want you to be as informed as possible. The more you know, the better your experience will be with us. Learn what to expect from sleep studies and more information about our CPAP support groups.

Home Sleep Studies: What to Expect

A home sleep study is a sleep test that the you can take in the comfort of your own bed. If you are interested and you qualify, you can take your sleep study in the comfort of your own bedroom. You’ll be trained to use the equipment, you’ll test yourself and bring the equipment back the next day. Within one to two weeks, you’ll receive feedback on whether you have a sleep disorder. After that, you may need to schedule additional testing and follow-up.

CPAP Studies: What to Expect

A CPAP study is similar to a sleep study. This test is done after you have had a sleep study and have been told you have sleep apnea. The main difference is that you are asked to sleep with a mask over your nose that is hooked up to a CPAP machine. The mask sends a constant flow of air to the back of the throat. The pressure changes as needed through the night until your apnea and snoring stop.

You will go to one of our Premier Health sleep centers for your test. You will need to arrive by 7:30 p.m. and the test will be finished by 7:00 a.m. You will stay in one of our comfortable rooms (we try to make it feel more like a bedroom or a hotel than a clinic). If your nose is stuffy, you may need to reschedule, since the machine won’t work as well.

After you have had your CPAP study, a respiratory therapist will call you and set up a time to give you your CPAP machine and go over what you need to know. You’ll come back to the sleep center after using your machine for one month. It’s important that you bring your CPAP machine with you for this visit. At that time, your doctor checks how you are doing with the treatment.

CPAP Support Group

CPAP machines can be very effective tools to help you sleep better and enjoy a better quality of life. But learning how to use the CPAP machine correctly can sometimes be a challenge. Our CPAP support group is the only ongoing, sustained support available in the Dayton region.

A respiratory therapist leads this group to provide the education and awareness you need to overcome your sleep disorder. We have helped many patients learn to use the CPAP machine successfully, sometimes after years of failure.

The CPAP Support Group meets the last Tuesday or Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., September through May. It’s open to anyone seeking or needing help with their CPAP and meets at the MVH Woodbury Diabetes Center (80 East Woodbury Dr., Dayton, Ohio, 45415). Contact Valerie Conley if you have questions.

Contact Us

Please call us if you need sleep help. We’ll help you take your next step in getting the rest you need. For those in or near Dayton, call (937) 208-2515(937) 208-2515. If you are north of Dayton, call (937) 734-6180(937) 734-6180. And, if you are closer to Troy, call (937) 440-7168(937) 440-7168.