OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

Sleep Center

OSF Saint Anthony's Sleep Center offers a computerized monitoring system with state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for a wide range of sleep disorders. The richly appointed Sleep Center offers a comfortable and private setting to help individuals relax for their sleep studies.

Research clearly links sleep problems to a number of serious health and social problems, including heart attack, stroke and diabetes, as well as increased risk of developing anxiety and depressive disorders.  

Common sleep problems include:  

Sleep apnea: pauses in breathing during sleep, often many times during a night’s sleep

Insomnia: difficulty falling or staying asleep

Narcolepsy: excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day, including falling asleep at inappropriate times

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): leg discomfort during sleep

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD): legs or arms twitching involuntarily and periodically during sleep

Diagnosing Sleep Disorders 

Under the direction of the sleep professionals from Clayton Sleep Institute all sleep testing is administered by an order from your physician.

Teri-Guntren-Sleep-Center.jpg Respiratory and sleep specialists carefully track a patient's sleep patterns during an overnight session using advanced monitoring technology. At the end of the sleep testing session, patients may proceed with their daily routines and activities as usual.

Areas monitored and recorded include:
  • Heart and brain activity
  • Eye movement
  • Movement of respiratory muscles 
  • Oxygen level in the blood 
  • Snoring 
  • Air flow from the nose and mouth
  • Body position  

Sleep Center results are interpreted by the physicians of Clayton Sleep Institute. 

Sleep studies are payable by eligible charge by most private insurers, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For the convenience of individuals with varying work hours, day and evening appointments are available.