Sleep Center Services at Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, Maryland, Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Doctors Community Hospital Sleep Center

About the Sleep Center

A.W.A.K.E. Support Group
Sleep Awarenes Disorders Group

About the Sleep Center

The Sleep Center at Doctors Community Hospital is a full-service facility that opened as a two-bed sleep lab in 1996. More than a decade later, this American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited Sleep Center houses ten beds and performs more than 2,000 sleep studies, providing sleep apnea treatment to more than 600 patients annually. 


Sleep Room at Doctors Community HospitalThe Sleep Center, which is located in the Ambulatory Surgery Building next to the main hospital, is designed to make a patient’s stay as comfortable as possible. Each private room is decorated and furnished with many of the comforts of home. All rooms include a television, DVD player, private bathroom with shower, and an individually-controlled heat/AC unit. 


Under the direction of Dr. Riad Dakheel, a Board Certified Sleep Specialist, The Sleep Center is designed to conduct overnight and daytime studies to help diagnose a wide range of sleep disorders. These disorders include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, restless leg syndrome and behavior disorders during sleep. For patient convenience, studies are conducted seven nights per week.


To schedule a sleep study, please call the Sleep Center at 301-552-8561. To schedule an appointment/consultation with Dr. Dakheel, please call his office at 301-262-0020.  Physicians may print the Sleep Center Order Form, complete and fax to 301-552-8521.  How did you sleep last night? Take a Sleep Quiz!



A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic) is a health awareness support group focused on interactive discussions among patients with Sleep Apnea. This insightful support program is designed to give patients a better understanding of their existing sleep disorder and prescribed treatment. Patients will have the opportunity to share experiences on their diagnosis, treatment and how they cope with lifestyle changes.


WHERE: Doctors Community Hospital, North Bldg, 5th floor, DSE Room

DATES: Coming Soon! Dates for 2013 will be posted soon!

TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


For more information, call 240-965-8467 or email and reference A.W.A.K.E.


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