Sleep Disorders Center


Proctor Hospital

If sleep time becomes something other than a time of rest, there may be an underlying medical condition that can be diagnosed and treated. Since 1991, the specialists at Proctor Hospital Sleep Center have been helping men, women and children identify and treat sleep disorders.

The Sleep Center offers complete inpatient and outpatient services in a dedicated, four-room unit within the hospital. Each room features hotel-like accommodations, including private restrooms and cable television. The staff includes three registered polysomnography technicians under the supervision of a board certified sleep specialist who also specializes in pediatric sleep medicine.

The Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Common Sleep Disorders

At the Sleep Center, a sleep study is conducted to help identify the nature and cause of a patient’s problems. Common sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep Apnea — Breathing stops periodically during sleep; one of the primary symptoms is heavy snoring.
  • Insomnia — Trouble sleeping, trouble staying asleep, waking up too early.
  • Narcolepsy — Excessive sleepiness; inability to stay awake.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome — Disruption of sleep caused by discomfort in legs that is relieved by movement.
  • Sleep Walking/Night Terrors — In some cases the patient’s physical safety and mental wellness are in danger.
  • Bruxism — Unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth while sleeping.

Referrals

Physicians can refer patients to the Proctor Sleep Center, or patients can refer themselves. Call 309/691-1026 for information or to make an appointment.