Open Accessibility Menu

Sleep Disorders

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 environment
  • 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 cannot sleep

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 Health. 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.