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