Sleep Disorders Clinic
A good night’s sleep plays an essential role in your well-being. There are many different types of sleep disorders that may cause difficulty sleeping at night or cause excessive daytime sleepiness. If a good night's sleep is difficult or comes infrequently, it’s time to take your sleep problems seriously and visit the Sleep Disorders Clinic at Graham Health System.
Our Sleep Team uses advanced technology to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. A simple treatment can make a vast difference in how you feel—often without medication. At Graham Health System our sleep studies are interpreted by a board certified physician, affiliated with Illinois Lung Institute. Our medical director at Graham Hospital Sleep Disorders Clinic is Dr. O. Ikladios, also from Illinois Lung Institute. Once your testing is complete and your sleep disorder is diagnosed, therapies specific to your sleep disorder will be prescribed by your physician. Our Graham Health System Registered Polysomnographic Technologists are available to assist you with therapy initiation and education.
If you think you may have a sleep disorder, please discuss with your primary care physician. A written order is required for all sleep disorders testing.
The Sleep Disorders Clinic is staffed with Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (RPSGT) who have expertise in the management of sleep disorders.
At Graham Health System, our Sleep Disorders Team helps to diagnose and treat a wide variety of sleep issues, including:
- Sleep Apnea: Experiencing unusual breathing patterns while sleeping. Breathing can be shallow or even stop altogether. As a result, people with sleep apnea have extremely fragmented sleep, and they often feel tired throughout the day.
- Narcolepsy: A chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sleep attacks. This unusual sleep pattern can negatively impact school, work, and social life.
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS): A neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move when at rest in an effort to relieve these feelings. The continual need to move can make falling asleep difficult. Those with RLS often have Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), which occurs during sleep and can cause daytime sleepiness by continually interrupting one’s sleep. These involuntary movements are monitored during a sleep test and can sometimes be the reason a person has interrupted, non restorative sleep.
At Graham Health System our primary goal is to provide patient-centered care for all individuals. Our experienced technologists are available for education and care coordination as prescribed by your physician. If you have questions regarding sleep testing, education, or therapy, please call our sleep center at 309-647-5240 x 2396. Our technicians may be reached Monday – Thursday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.