Louis A. Johnson VA offers a one stop solution for sleep-related disorders. It cover all sleep-related services at the Clarksburg VA, from the start of your sleep disorder recovery to ongoing monitoring, to keeping your treatment current and effective.

The start of the recovery is participating in a sleep study. Sleep studies are offered at home or onsite in the sleep lab. Clarksburg VA’s in-lab sleep study is state of the art and is supervised by board certified sleep experts. The sleep lab offers four private rooms with queen size beds for the best results possible.

Clarksburg Sleep Team, left to right: Brandi Vickers, Stacy Ash, Ravi Devabhakthuni; Dr. Prasad Devabhaktuni, pulmonologist

These four labs operate six nights a week, providing a minimal wait for your sleep study. For even faster results, a home solution is offered, taking sleep-monitoring equipment to your own bedroom.

“Sleep disorders are common and are often not addressed. They can have adverse effects on medical and psychiatric illnesses,” said Dr. Prasad V. Devabhaktuni, pulmonologist. “Proper sleep evaluation and treatment can prevent serious medical complications and may have a beneficial effect on mental health also. Our team is here to serve those needs.”

Maximum flexibility in treatment options

The sleep study is only the beginning. The primary treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which is a tried and tested solution for sleep disorders. Additionally, Bongo and Inspire are available to offer maximum flexibility in treatment options.

Bongo, like CPAP, is a non-invasive solution. Inspire is an invasive option when CPAP is not the answer. With multiple options available, Clarksburg VA can handle non-severe to more complex sleep disorder cases. If you have a more complex case, the sleep team has additional diagnostic and treatment options.

Download database on your smart phone

For options closer to home, our Veterans find treatment and monitoring alternatives through four Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Braxton, Monongalia, Tucker and Wood counties. The in-lab sleep study is offered at the Louis A Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

To help with your sleep monitoring, a secure online database that can be downloaded on your smart phone will connect you with the sleep team. This application allows you and your sleep team to fine tune treatments, as needed.

For more information on how to start the journey to better sleep, contact your primary care provider.

By Robert Yerkey is a Compensated Work Therapy Veteran at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, WV.

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Published on Apr. 2, 2022

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