Sleep disorders

An estimated 70 million Americans have a sleep condition, reports the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Your body needs sleep to heal and restore itself. If you are constantly tossing and turning at night or waking up not feeling refreshed, you may be suffering from a sleep disorder.

At Edward-Elmhurst Health’s sleep centers, we’re here to help you enjoy peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. A good night’s sleep can help you concentrate, maintain healthy a mood and build a strong immune system. Untreated sleep disorders put you at risk for heart disease and other health issues.

We understand how important proper sleep is to your health and well-being. We’re here to help you get a good night’s sleep so you can wake up to a better day.

Do I have a sleep disorder?

Do you find that you:

  • are tired all the time?
  • don’t feel refreshed after sleeping all night?
  • snore?
  • toss and turn a lot in your sleep?
  • stop breathing while sleeping?
  • have trouble falling and staying asleep?
  • often take sleeping pills in order to sleep?
  • have a creepy, crawling feeling in your legs when you lie down?

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, then you might have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, insomnia or restless leg syndrome. Talk with your doctor, and contact us at 630-646-3940 (Edward Sleep Center in Warrenville) or 331-221-5890 (Elmhurst Sleep Center in Lombard) to learn more about how a sleep study could help.

What is a sleep study?

Sleep studies are a simple, painless process where a specially trained sleep technologist monitors your brainwaves, eye movement, breathing, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and muscle activity while you sleep comfortably in one of our private sleep study rooms at our Sleep Center.

What are some sleep disorders you test for?

Some common sleep disorders we test for include: snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation and restless leg syndrome.

What causes insomnia?

Sudden stress or a change in environment can trigger insomnia that lasts a few nights. Ongoing stress or health problems may cause insomnia that lasts up to three weeks. Chronic insomnia that lasts more than a month may be related to a more serious underlying medical or psychiatric problem, such as depression.

Are some people more prone to sleep apnea than others?

Anyone can develop sleep apnea, but it’s most often seen in men. People who snore loudly, are overweight, or have high blood pressure are also at risk for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

What should I bring to my sleep study?

Bring an overnight bag with personal items, including your toothbrush, soap, shampoo, etc. You’ll want to bring loose, comfortable clothing to sleep in and socks or slippers. Although pillows are provided, you are welcome to bring a pillow from home. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

How long is a sleep study?

We require seven hours of recording time for your study. The entire sleep study (from the moment you arrive to the time you leave) takes about 10 hours.

Are sleep studies offered to children?

Child sleep studies are currently offered at our Edward Sleep Center in Warrenville. Children under 13 are required to have a parent stay the night with them. When packing your child’s overnight bag, be sure to pack enough items to satisfy your child’s needs through the night and into the next day.

You will be responsible for giving any medications to your child, as our sleep technician is not permitted to do so. Before you arrive with your child for a sleep study, please complete the Pediatric Sleep Center questionnaire. Call 630- 646-3940 for more details regarding sleep studies for children.

When will I get the results?

Results are usually available within 10 business days. Once our board-certified sleep medicine physician reviews your results and shares them with your primary care physician, your doctor’s office will set up an appointment for you come in to discuss the results. Your sleep lab technician is not permitted to share your results with you.

How do I schedule a sleep study?

Your first step is to talk with your primary care physician about your symptoms. We’ll call you within 24-48 hours of receiving a written order from your physician for the appropriate testing procedure.

Join a support group

A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic) sleep apnea support groups are located at Edward-Elmhurst Health.

A.W.A.K.E. group meeting schedule
Meets the third Monday of each month, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Edward Sleep Center. For more information, call 630-646-3940.

Meets the third Wednesday every other month (Jan., March, May, July, Sept. Nov.), from 7-9 p.m. at Elmhurst Hospital. For more information, call 331-221-5896.

Take a sleep assessment

Is your snoring a sign of something more serious—and potentially deadly? Take the Sleep Aware Assessment and learn more today.

Complete our sleep form

Before you come in for your sleep study, please take a few minutes to complete our patient sleep questionnaire for the Edward Sleep Center location so we can become familiar with your sleep patterns, sleep habits and health history.

Find a sleep center near you

Our sleep centers are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which sets the standard for sleep medicine through healthcare, education and research.

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