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.

Visitors Should Take Precautions to Prevent Spread of Influenza

Posted on: December 18, 2017

Illinois is experiencing a severe flu season, with many people experiencing flu-like symptoms throughout Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) For the safety of patients and their families, Memorial Health System is recommending visitors to its four hospitals – Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville and Taylorville Memorial Hospital – help prevent the spread of respiratory infections by requesting that: Inpatient hospital visits be limited to two visitors per patient at one time All visitors be 18 or older and show no signs of illness The health system also encourages those accompanying outpatients at Memorial facilities to consider these same recommendations. “Passavant Area Hospital is currently not experiencing a high rate of hospitalizations due to influenza,” Erica Hunt, infection prevention and control manager for Passavant Area Hospital, said. “People who are ill shouldn’t visit someone in the hospital. This is true any time of year, but especially during flu season.” Seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January and February, beginning as early as October and ending as late as May, according to the CDC website. As many as 20 percent of all Americans get the flu each year. To prevent spread of the flu, the CDC recommends individuals take precautions to avoid spreading germs, such as washing your hands thoroughly and often with soap and water, covering your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and getting your annual flu vaccination (available to those 6 months and older). Most people who get the flu recover completely in one to two weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life-threatening medical complications, such as pneumonia, according to the IDPH. Over the past decade, influenza and pneumonia have been associated with an average of 3,500 deaths a year in Illinois. For additional information about the flu, including symptoms and prevention, visit the CDC website, CDC.gov. More information about the flu can be found on Memorial’s Live Well blog, LiveWellMagazine.org, including frequently asked questions.

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