Sleep disorders affect more than 100 million Americans. Memorial provides evaluations, studies and support, including fully accredited Sleep Disorders Centers at Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Decatur Memorial Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital (in partnership with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine).
Common sleep disorders can include sleep apnea, infantile apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements, insomnia and REM sleep behavior disorder. Our specially trained staff includes physicians who are board certified in sleep medicine, respiratory therapists and registered polysomnographic technologists—all dedicated to the highest-quality patient care in sleep medicine.
- Sleep evaluation: Ordered by patient’s physician to determine potential for a sleep disorder. Patient will be interviewed by a sleep medicine physician with inquiries about sleep and medical history followed by a physical exam.
- Sleep Study: This test is performed in a sleep lab at the hospital and monitored by specially trained staff who will take measurements used to identify different sleep stages and categorize sleep problems while patient is sleeping. Monitors sleep track brain waves, muscle tone, oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing parameters. (Sleep studies offered at Jacksonville Memorial and Taylorville Memorial as well.)
- Home Sleep Study: Used for special circumstances.