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Sleep Disorder Treatments

If you or a loved one has trouble sleeping, rely on the expert sleep doctors and specialists at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to evaluate your condition, deliver an accurate diagnosis and provide you with a treatment plan that puts you on the path to healing your body and your mind. Our sleep disorder programs are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for both in-facility testing and for home-based sleep apnea testing.

Sleep Disorders

Your team of sleep doctors may comprise of physicians with a wide range of specialties—including neurology, pulmonology (lung care) and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat care)—depending on the cause of your condition.

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Sleep Disorders We Treat

You can trust Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to treat a variety of sleep conditions, including:

  • Insomnia – Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Narcolepsy – Inability to stay awake, which may include falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Night terrors – Agitation during sleep that may include screaming or thrashing
  • Restless leg syndrome – Involuntary leg movements during sleep that wake you up
  • Obstructive sleep apnea – Interrupted breathing during sleep
  • Sleepwalking – Activity during sleep that may include walking, sitting, talking or eating

Signs You May Have a Sleep Disorder

You or a loved one may have a sleep condition if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Headache or nausea upon waking up
  • Loud snoring
  • Snoring interrupted by pauses and then gasps for air
  • Unusual behavior or movement during sleep (sleep walking, sitting up, talking, etc.)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability, forgetfulness or lack of concentration

You may also have sleep issues related to chronic conditions such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Excessive weight

Sleep Disorder Diagnosis

If you suspect you may have a sleep condition, your Wheaton doctor will listen to your symptoms and give you an initial evaluation.

You and your doctor may decide a sleep study (polysomnography) is the best way to diagnose your condition. Some of the tests your doctor might recommend during your sleep study include:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) titration
  • Split-night study
  • Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
  • Oximetry
  • Home sleep apnea testing

Before you arrive for your sleep center appointment, your Wheaton doctor will first let you know how to prepare for your sleep study so it goes as smoothly as possible.

Sleep Center Study Facilities

You can expect to feel at home in our sophisticated sleep centers, which include:

  • Private rooms
  • Private bathrooms with shower
  • Sleep Number® beds
  • Flat Screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Cozy seating
  • Full wardrobe
  • Desk/work area
  • Free Wi-Fi

Treatment & Management of Sleep Disorders

Your sleep specialist team will carefully examine your sleep evaluation results to determine the cause of your symptoms. We will then work with you to provide a comprehensive treatment plan to help improve your symptoms and quality of life.

Your care and treatment recommendations will depend on your individual diagnosis but might include:

  • Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine
  • Oral appliances
  • Positional therapy
  • Changes to your sleep behaviors (sleep "hygiene")
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Nutrition recommendations
  • Surgery to clear blockages in your airway

Compassionate, Patient-Focused Sleep Care

Trust our caring, knowledgeable neurologists and sleep care experts to give you the focused attention you need to feel confident about your sleep condition treatment and care plan. We’ll work with you to make sure you understand your diagnosis, are comfortable with your treatment and have the support you need to thrive. We also provide spiritual support to ensure the wellness of your and your family’s whole person—mind, body and soul.

Sleep Care at Wheaton

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