Help for Sleep Disorders
For more than one million Americans of all ages, a good night’s sleep is elusive because they suffer from a sleep disorder. Disorders of sleeping and waking interfere with quality of life and personal health, and they are a serious public health concern. Sleep disorders may be caused by problems in various systems of the body. Sleep apnea, for example, is a respiratory disorder while narcolepsy is a neurological disorder. Other sleep problems include:
- Trouble staying awake
- Trouble maintaining a regular sleep/wake cycle
- Restless leg syndrome
The Centegra Sleep Services staff works directly with board-certified physicians to provide compassionate, high-quality care. Sleep services are available at Centegra for patients age five and older. For parents of sleep services patients, there is a parent room available for overnight stay during your child’s sleep test.
Sleep Disorder Testing at Centegra
Centegra Health System Sleep Services offers the following tests for sleep disorders:
- All-Night Sleep Study
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
- Daytime Sleepiness Study
- Getting Used to CPAP
- CPAP Level Set Up
Sleep Disorder Facts and Indicators
Loss of sleep may contribute to strained relationships at home, unfulfilled potential on the job, and may lead to serious or even fatal accidents. Consider these facts from the National Sleep Foundation, the National Commission of Sleep Disorders Research, and the National Transportation Safety Board:
- Sleep problems increase with aging.
- The direct costs of sleepiness and lost productivity in the workplace are estimated at $18 billion.
- Drowsy drivers take the blame for at least 100,000 police-reported crashes in the United States annually.
The following are common indicators that you may be suffering from a sleep disorder:
- Feeling tired in the morning or becoming sleepy during the day at work or school
- Nodding off frequently during the day
- Snoring or waking up gasping for breath
- Stopping breathing at night
- Moving excessively during sleep or experiencing periodic or chronic leg kicking that wakes you up
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the questions above, you may have a sleep disorder. Call the Centegra Pre-Registration Department at (815) 334-5566 to schedule a sleep study. Sleep studies are performed at the Centegra Sleep Services-Algonquin.