Sleep Disorders Center
At the Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Centers, our mission is to help you get a good night’s sleep. Under the medical direction of board certified pulmonologist and sleep specialist M. Salah Lababidy, M.D., we specialize in testing, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders including:
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Periodic Limb Movement Disorders
Sleep Disorder Warning Signs
- You snore or stop breathing while sleeping.
- You sleep for 8 hours and still awake groggy or unrefreshed.
- You nod off during everyday activities like reading or driving
- You’ve had trouble falling asleep (or staying asleep) for at least a month.
- You suffer from another chronic condition such as depression or chronic pain that keeps you awake.
If you have experience one or more of these signs, talk with you primary doctor or contact a physician who specializes in sleep disorders.
Testing & Diagnosis
Sleep disorders can be diagnosed with a thorough exam from a pulmonologist or otolaryngologist - ear, nose, throat, head and neck (ENT) surgeon. This may be followed up with a sleep study to determine the severity of the problem and course of treatment. Sleep studies are performed in the Silver Cross Sleep Disorders Center, located in Pavilion A, Suite 525 on the Silver Cross Hospital campus. Most health plans accepted.
Each spacious private room has a bathroom, calming décor and comfortable bed to put you at ease. In the Sleep Disorders Center, technologists perform polysomnographic testing, and sleep studies that provide a detailed picture of your entire sleep cycle. The studies allow technicians to analyze your exact sleep pattern, from the onset of sleep through the 5 normal levels of sleep, to your breathing, oxygen levels, heartbeat, movement and snoring activity. Data from the study is invaluable in diagnosing and treating any sleep disorder you may have. The morning following your sleep study, our experts will begin to analyze your results. Some patients may begin treatment as soon as the same day.
To schedule a sleep study call (815) 300-REST. A physician’s order is required. We can also provide you with a referral to a sleep specialist.
While the most common sleep disorder is insomnia, sleep apnea is diagnosed and treated most often. According to the National Sleep Foundation, more than 18 million adults have sleep apnea. It is a dangerous condition that can not only affect your daytime function but can lead to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even death.
Common forms of sleep apnea treatment include:
- Continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) that gently blows air into the airway to keep it open while you sleep,
- Dental appliances to reposition the jaw and tongue,
- and outpatient surgery.
For those patients who choose or require surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, otolaryngologists with ENT Surgical Consultants and Century Ear, Nose & Throat are experienced in a variety of techniques to alleviate snoring and treat sleep apnea including:
- Uvulopharynogopalatoplasty (UPPP)
- Deviated Septum Repair
- Turbinate Reduction.
If you or someone you love is experiencing a sleep problem, call (815) 300-REST (300-7378) for a referral to a sleep specialist or to schedule a sleep study.