Saint Anthony's Sleep Center | 618/463-5172
An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from some form of
sleep disorder. Research clearly links sleep problems to a number of serious
health and social problems, including heart attack, stroke and diabetes, as
well as increased risk of developing anxiety and depressive disorders.
Common problems include:
Sleep apnea: pauses in breathing during sleep, often
a person many times during a night’s sleep
Insomnia: difficulty falling or staying asleep
Narcolepsy: excessive sleepiness or fatigue during
the day, including falling asleep at inappropriate times
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): leg discomfort during
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD): legs or arms
twitching involuntarily and periodically during sleep
Saint Anthony's Sleep Center, located in the Saint Clare's Professional Building, 815 East Fifth Street, Suite 308, offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for a wide
range of sleep disorders. The newly renovated Sleep Center offers a comfortable
and private setting to help individuals relax for their sleep studies.
For the convenience of individuals with varying work hours,
day and evening appointments are available.
Sleep apnea is the most common of all sleep disorders, afflicting 8 million Americans. This disorder causes a person's breathing to stop for short periods of time during sleep, thus waking the sufferer many times during a night's sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is sometimes caused by relaxation of the upper airway muscles during sleep, and subsequent blockage of the airway by the tonsils, uvula or fatty tissue. If untreated, sleep apnea can lead to coronary heart failure.
of Sleep Apnea
- Excessive tiredness
- Loud snoring
- Morning headaches
- Reduced attention and concentration
- Narcolepsy - brief attacks of deep sleep during the day
- Sleep Walking (Somnambulism)
- Sudden jerky leg movements that awaken you
- Teeth grinding at night
- Breathing cessation while asleep
Under the direction of the sleep professionals from Clayton Sleep Institute, all sleep testing is administered by an order from your physician. Respiratory and sleep
specialists carefully track a patient's sleep patterns during an overnight session using advanced monitoring technology. At the end of the sleep testing session, patients may proceed with their daily routines and activities as usual.
- Heart and brain activity
- Eye movement
- Movement of respiratory muscles
- Oxygen level in the blood
- Air flow from the nose and mouth
- Body position
If a sleep disorder is diagnosed, one prominent treatment option is called C-PAP (continuous positive airway pressure). This procedure lets air flow from a small compressor into a mask placed over the nose during sleep, thus keeping the airway open. Other possible treatment options include losing weight, avoiding alcohol, or undergoing a surgical procedure.
you think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder, consult your physician. With your doctor's approval, you may utilize the benefits of Saint Anthony's Sleep Center.
The following test has been developed to help identify those who may be suffering from sleep apnea.
1. I snore.
2. I have high blood pressure.
3. I have noticeable changes in my personality.
4. I am overweight, or gaining weight.
5. I sweat excessively during the night.
6. My heart pounds or beats irregularly during the night.
7. I have morning headaches.
8. I have trouble sleeping when I have a cold.
9. I suddenly wake up gasping for breath during the night.
10. I feel sleepy during the day even though I slept through the night.
If you identify with three or more of these statements, you are showing symptoms of sleep apnea, and you may wish to talk to your physician about the situation.
- Considered an eligible charge by most private insurers, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.
- Sleep Center results are interpreted by the physicians of Clayton Sleep Institute.
- Our computerized monitoring system is state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.
For more information or to make an appointment for a sleep
study, please call Saint Anthony’s Sleep Center at 618/463-5172.