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Sleep Disorders

Advanced technology and expertise to help you get the sleep you need

The NCH Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive sleep study testing and treatment for you and your family. If you or your child (over 2 years) is experiencing difficulty sleeping, NCH can help.

It's estimated that 4% of Americans suffer from some sort of breathing disorder while asleep. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep disorder, is increasingly associated with hypertension and increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

The NCH Sleep Disorders Center provides comprehensive sleep study testing and treatment for you and your family. If you or your child (over 2 years) is experiencing difficulty sleeping, NCH can help.

As one of the largest sleep centers in the Chicago area we can discover why you aren’t sleeping well and provide help with a variety of sleep disorder treatments. To find out more, call the Northwest Community Hospital Sleep Lab at 847-618-3190. We're located on the Hospital campus.

Compassionate and expert support

  • Board-certified physicians specializing in sleep and pulmonary medicine on staff to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder
  • NCH’s team of specialists work with your personal physician to find the appropriate treatment

State-of-the-art overnight facilities for children and adults

  • Studies performed 7 days and nights a week
  • Quality care for you or your child 2 years and older
  • Eight private comfortable testing rooms with private bath and TV/DVDs
  • Digital sleep recording system to monitor and record different stages of your sleep
  • Special pediatric suite allows you to sleep in an adjoining room while your child is tested
  • Closed circuit cameras allow you to continuously observe your child’s test process
  • Site visits are available prior to admission. This is especially helpful for parents of children undergoing a sleep study.

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the national leader in the field of sleep disorders and the gold standard by which other organizations and companies evaluate sleep programs. Accreditation based on comprehensive testing and treatment of a full range of sleep disorders.

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Many Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Your chances of having a sleep disorder may also increase if you have a history of diabetes, high blood pressure or are overweight.

Common sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea - loud snoring followed by a breathless pause ending with a snort or gasp.
  • Restless leg syndrome - sensations in the legs that disturb sleep or keep you from falling asleep.
  • Periodic limb movement - jerking or moving your legs during sleep.
  • Narcolepsy – difficulty staying awake or falling asleep unexpectedly during “wakeful” times of the day.
  • Parasomnias – walking or talking in your sleep.
  • Insomnia – the inability to fall asleep.
  • Snoring – loud obstructed breathing that often interferes with proper sleep patterns

Comprehensive assessments and testing

Based on your physician referral and initial self-assessment, you'll begin sleep testing at our facility monitored by a team of physicians and sleep technologists.

Testing is done on an outpatient basis

Diagnostic procedures can include:

  • Sleep study with nine channels of monitoring of sleep apnea
  • Overnight tests (polysomnograms)
  • Full polysomnogram, which includes EEG channels for sleep staging and arousal identification
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) tests are scheduled at patient convenience seven nights a week

A member of our Sleep Center medical staff will review your sleep study findings, along with your medical history. The results and diagnosis will then be sent to your physician.

Advanced technology and expertise to help you get the sleep you need

The NCH Sleep Center uses a state-of-the-art digital sleep recording system and other advanced technologies to record and analyze your sleep. Once we can accurately diagnose your sleep disorder, we can successfully treat it, whether through learning new sleep habits, using equipment, or managing your therapy.

Once your diagnosis is made, NCH’s team of sleep specialists develops a treatment plan

We’ll work with your physician to discuss your treatment options. Depending your results, we may recommend: medication, phototherapy, scheduled naps, positional sleep therapy, surgery, behavioral therapy, or breathing appliance.

 

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