Skip to Content

Treatment for Sleep Disorders in Northern Illinois

alarm clockThe KishHealth Sleep Disorder Centers conduct sleep studies to diagnose a variety of disorders in adults. The Sleep Disorder Center in DeKalb, which is an Accredited Member Center of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, also treats children age 3 and older.

Sleep studies are performed overnight using advanced computerized equipment to monitor the brain as it transitions through the stages of sleep and measure the functions of the lungs, heart, and other parts of the body.

The Sleep Disorder Centers in DeKalb and Sandwich offer the following tests for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and other sleep disorders:

  • Polysomnography (PSG)
  • Continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure titrations
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) to diagnose narcolepsy
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) to measure ability to stay awake and alert
  • Home sleep testing (HST) - We only test for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with these units.

Excellent Care and Diagnosis for Sleep Disorders

The Sleep Disorder Centers in DeKalb and Sandwich are trusted medical facilities known for their compassionate and excellent care. Benefits of receiving sleep studies in DeKalb and Sandwich include:

  • Highly trained polysomnographers, each with more than 10 years of experience
  • Smooth and convenient process for physicians who are scheduling patients and receiving reports
  • Home-like setting in private rooms—patients sleep in a regular bed and are free to bring items from home to make bedtime comfortable

About Sleep Disorders

Millions of Americans suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep problems can interfere with quality of life and personal health, and they have a negative impact on society. Consider the following facts about sleep disorders:

  • A sleep disorder can aggravate or lead to serious health problems
  • Studies show a high incidence of sleep apnea in people with heart disease
  • Sleep apnea is known to raise blood pressure
  • Persistent, untreated insomnia may lead to major depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse
  • Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are costing Americans an estimated $100 billion+ annually in lost productivity, medical expenses, sick leave, property and environmental damage
  • Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans experience frequent sleep problems, which means 40 million people have not been diagnosed

Symptoms of Sleep Disorders

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be suffering from a sleep disorder:

  • Heavy snoring followed by grunting
  • Choking or gasping for breath during sleep
  • Feeling tired or fatigued after sleeping
  • Weight fluctuation and/or inability to lose weight
  • Nodding off while driving
  • Morning headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Sexual dysfunction/impotence
  • Frequent urination
  • Depression or substance abuse

Footer Curve