Sleep Clinic


More than 100 million Americans of all ages suffer from sleep issues. Some of the more common sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea – Often known as snoring or experiencing difficulty breathing during sleep
  • Narcolepsy – Undesirable sleepiness at inappropriate times
  • Periodic limb movements during sleep or Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Insomnia – Difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep
  • REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep behavior disorder

Untreated sleep disorders can raise your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other medical conditions, which is why sleep studies are an important diagnostic tool. Sleep disorders also have been linked to an increased risk of injury, such as falling (in the elderly) and car accidents.

Your doctor might suspect a sleep disorder based on your sleep schedule and habits. However, results from sleep studies and other medical tests are required to diagnose a sleep disorder.

What is a sleep study?
A sleep study is a test performed and monitored by specially-trained staff that includes measurements used to identify the different sleep stages and to categorize sleep problems. This is done by monitoring brain waves, muscle tone, and oxygen levels while sleeping, as well as heart rate and breathing.

The study is performed while the patient sleeps overnight in a comfortable, private room. Passavant’s sleep clinic offers newly remodeled rooms with a full-size bed, soft lighting and private bathroom for comfort.

What happens during a sleep study?

Our facility
Sleep Clinic.Lab
Located in Passavant’s Cardiopulmonary Department, the Sleep Clinic  is a 4-bed facility serving patients 16 years of age and up. Studies are offered seven nights a week.

For more information
If you are having problems sleeping, talk to your doctor about scheduling a study at our sleep clinic.

New Start Date for Walking for Wellness

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Monday, Oct. 2. The Walking for Wellness program provides a safe place in which to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session. On average, 75 people walk at the JHS Bowl each day the program is open—resulting in about 6,400 “encounters” with community members during the five months each year that Walking for Wellness is in session. Walking for Wellness is also offered year-round at First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main, in South Jacksonville. The church is open to walkers Monday-Friday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance. There is no cost to participate in Walking for Wellness. Registration is not required. For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.

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