Sleep Disorders Center
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.
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.