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.

Patricia Huckabay is Employee of the Month

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital’s Employee of the Month is Patricia Huckabay. She is a clerk in the patient registration department and has been employed at Passavant five years. Her nomination from a grateful co-worker read, “Patricia is pleasant and friendly with everyone. She always has a smile. She always goes above and beyond creating a wonderful experience for every patient. She helps wherever needed and does anything without complaint. Patricia often stays when the department is short-staffed and has helped out with all shifts. Recently, she noticed a job that needed to be done. She took the initiative to discover what she could do to help. She followed up on each issue with progress and took time to learn. She also came up with a great idea to add notes to each visit so that everyone could view the work that had been done. Patricia is an asset to Passavant and Patient Registration. We are lucky to have her!” “As a patient registration clerk, I ensure patient insurance and demographic information is up-to-date. I create, update and maintain most outpatient and inpatient visits. In addition, I order laboratory, x-ray and other outpatient tests,” Patricia said. The care and compassion we provide here makes Passavant a fantastic place to work and an even better place to get the care you need,” added Patricia. Patricia resides in Jacksonville with her two children, Kyla and Ava. The Employee of the Month at Passavant receives eight hours off with pay, an Employee of the Month plaque, a close parking space for one month, gift cards for the Cafeteria and Gift Shop, a movie gift card, pen and pencil set, picnic blanket, flashlight/tool kit, Mason jar cup, umbrella, small cooler, lunch sack, drawstring tote, water bottle, notepad, flashlight key ring, coffee mug, and cup.

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