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.

EMS Provider Class Preview Night Nov. 9

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital is offering a special opportunity for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) provider. An EMS Provider Class Preview Night will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Meeting Room 4 at Passavant. Participants are welcome to come and go during the preview night. The preview night gives potential volunteers age 18 and older the chance to meet EMS program staff (including Passavant staff and volunteer EMS providers from around the area), view training equipment, learn about the local EMS program and discuss EMS class opportunities and available grants. “Our first responders are crucial to providing the best pre-hospital care,” said Travis Wilson, EMT-P, LI, Passavant’s assistant EMS coordinator. “We value our current volunteer EMS providers, but we are always looking to increase the base of volunteers in our service area. This preview night is a great way for anyone thinking about volunteering to talk with some of our current EMS volunteers to get a feel for what’s involved.” Passavant provides emergency medical technician/responder classes for area EMS agencies. The next class starts Jan. 15, 2018, and meets Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Anyone with questions about EMS classes can contact Wilson by calling 217-245-9541, ext. 3929. Last month, the Passavant Foundation provided a $35,000 grant to recruit and train volunteer EMS providers in the Passavant service area.                                                                                     # # # # #

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