You Deserve a Good Night’s Sleep
Are you having problems falling asleep, staying asleep or even staying awake and alert during daily tasks? Your primary care physician may refer you to Gateway Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Center for a comprehensive evaluation of your individual sleep problem. Our sleep specialist will interview you regarding your sleep habits and perform a sleep study.
Common Signs of Sleep Problems
- Loud Snoring
- Breathing is repeatedly interrupted while sleeping
- Restless while attempting to sleep
- Very sleepy during the day
- Difficulty falling back to sleep once awake
Help is available to address your Sleep Disorder
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA): OSA is a partial or complete obstruction of airflow. It can be associated with hypertension, stroke, motor vehicle accidents, and death.
- Narcolepsy: Narcolepsy is defined by excessive sleepiness and the tendency to fall asleep at inappropriate times. These patients tend to suffer from continual sleepiness that is not relieved by any amount of sleep.
- Periodic Limb Movement (PLMS): PLMS is involuntary movement of legs and arms while sleeping.
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): Overwhelming urge to move the legs or walk often accompanied by burning, itching or creeping sensations in the legs.
- Insomnia: The inability to fall asleep, remain asleep or get adequate restorative sleep for more than a month. Treatment is individualized depending on the cause.
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders: A group of disorders that affect the timing of sleep and wake periods required for normal social activities.
- Sleep Phase Syndrome: Sleep issues caused by external circumstances such as jet lag or shift work.
Services Offered at Gateway Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Center
- Home Sleep Test: This study is performed in your home to determine the presence of a sleep disorder. A portable sleep device monitors your breathing, airflow, body position, heart rate, and oxygen levels.
- In-Lab Sleep Study (Polysomnography): This study is performed at Gateway Regional Medical Center or Edwardsville Health Center’s Sleep Labs. A sleep technologist sets up the test and observes the study in the sleep lab throughout the night. You’re breathing, heart rate, body movements, brain activity and eye movements are monitored.
- Positive Air Pressure (CPAP/BiPAP) Titration: Titration studies are used to determine the best way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. While you sleep, the CPAP/BiPAP device delivers air to you while you sleep. This type of study is performed in our sleep lab under a sleep technologist supervision.
- Split Night Study: A split night study includes a diagnostic in-lab study followed by a CPAP titration during the same night.Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): This study is used to determine how sleepy you are during the day. The MSLT is used mainly to diagnosis narcolepsy and to determine what might be causing your excessive daytime sleepiness.
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT): A MWT study is used to determine how well you can remain awake when you are in a situation that makes it easy to get sleepy. This test maybe indicated for individuals where the inability to remain awake is a safety issue. In all cases, the Sleep Center’s Medical Director in consultation with the referring provider will determine the appropriateness of the test.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call:
Or email: Tim Burgess, Director
Sleep Center Locations:
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040
Edwardsville Health Center
1261 University Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
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