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Sleep Disorders Center

The Southern Illinois Sleep Disorders Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders.

Young woman sitting up in bed looking frustrated because she cannot sleep

Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans, but too often they go unrecognized by both patients and physicians. As many as one third of all adults experience insomnia, and two to four percent of middle-aged adults may have significant breathing disorders during sleep. Other less common sleep disorders include narcolepsy, nocturnal movement disorders, and sleep-walking or other unusual behaviors.

Untreated sleep disorders can have significant medical and social consequences. Excessive sleepiness may impair work efficiency, affect mood and increase the risk of injury on the job or while driving. Sleep-related breathing disorders are associated with high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. 

Symptoms of sleep disorders include

  • Excessive daytime sleeping
  • Involuntary dozing during the day
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Unusually loud snoring
  • Kicking movements of the legs during sleep
  • Decreased memory or concentration
  • Depression
  • Sensation of leg restlessness

Diagnosis and treatment options

Diagnosing Sleep Disorders
The Southern Illinois Sleep Disorders Center offers a comprehensive evaluation of patients with sleep-related complaints. After an evaluation by one of the Sleep Center physicians, patients may be referred for an overnight sleep study. In some cases, additional day studies may be needed as well. Sophisticated diagnostic equipment is used to non-invasively monitor brain, heart, respiratory and muscle activity during sleep. Most insurance companies provide coverage for these studies.
Treatment for Sleep Disorders
Most sleep disorders can be successfully and safely treated. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for breathing disorders, medication, behavioral modification, or consultation with another medical specialist, such as an ENT physician.
To Schedule An Evaluation
Overnight sleep studies are performed in a comfortable, hotel-like setting at our Sleep Lab location at 791 Wall Street, Suite 200, O'Fallon, IL 62269. A physician's referral is required so talk to your doctor. For more information, call 618-234-2120, Ext. 11534 or 1-888-650-7474.