Sleep Center in Monticello
Piatt County Sleep Disorder Treatments
When you are deprived of sleep, your whole body suffers. Do not disservice
yourself by trivializing the damage sleep deprivation can do. You can
and should seek professional medical attention when sleep disorders prevent
you from getting a good night’s rest.
Signs you need to see a doctor for sleep treatment:
- It regularly takes longer than an hour to fall asleep, even in a comfortable
- You wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back asleep
- Someone has noticed you snore abnormally loud or stop breathing while sleeping
- You feel fatigued throughout the day, but at night you feel energetic and
Lack of threat can result in depression, moodiness, cardiovascular disease,
and more. These conditions can cause high blood pressure and may be life
threatening. When in doubt as to whether or not you have a sleep disorder,
visit a doctor. They can perform tests to diagnose if your condition is
a sleep disorder, or something else.
Sleep Tests at Kirby Medical Center
The Kirby Medical Center Sleep Center features two fully furnished sleep
suites designed to create a comfortable sleep environment. Each suite
comes with a flat-panel television, queen-sized bed, and private bathroom.
Here, patients spend a night and are discreetly observed by Board-certified
sleep medicine physicians from Carle Clinic. When the test is over, they
will go over their findings with you and discuss a treatment plan designed
to return you to a normal, healthy sleep schedule.
Sleep disorders include, but are not limited to:
Insomnia – Perhaps the most well-known sleep disorder, insomnia is the complete inability
to fall or stay asleep. There are several possible causes and numerous
variations. Treatment ranges anywhere from medication to cognitive behavioral therapy.
Sleep apnea – If you snore abnormally loudly during sleep, there is a high chance that
you suffer from sleep apnea. This condition prevents you from getting
all the oxygen you need while sleeping and can be very dangerous. Be aware
that even if you do not snore you can still suffer from sleep apnea, stopping
breathing periodically while sleeping is another symptom.
Reversed or shifted circadian rhythm – Circadian rhythm refers to the schedule your body follows for sleeping
and waking up. If you regularly stay up late into the night and wake late
in the day, your rhythm has likely shifted. This can eventually lead to
reverse circadian rhythm, where you stay up all night and sleep all day.
Not only is this a major inconvenience, it can also cause severe depression
and mental disorders.
Restless leg syndrome – Uncomfortable urges to move your legs that are worse at night, worse when
resting and improve with repetitive movement of your legs.
These conditions can have serious side effects, but by working with a sleep
medicine professional you can come up with an effective treatment plan.
Call (217) 762-1690 to speak with the Kirby Medical Center about testing
for sleep disorders.