Patient Statement Questions
Patient Statement Questions

Sleep Medicine Clinic

Pinckneyville Community Hospital partners with Clayton Sleep Institute (CSI) to provide expert, complete medical care for all sleep disorders and sleep health. Clayton Sleep Institute has the experience and the expertise to address your sleep health issues with the utmost care. A sleep study at Pinckneyville Community Hospital may be performed to diagnose and treat all sleep disorders. In addition to in-clinic testing, CSI is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to perform Home Sleep Tests to screen for obstructive sleep apnea. The sleep studies at Pinckneyville Community Hospital will be conducted by Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, while results will be interpreted by board-certified sleep physicians.


Health Risks of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is widely prevalent, often undiagnosed and untreated, with a profound impact on the sufferer. Approximately 18 million Americans have OSA but only 10-15% have been diagnosed, according to the National Sleep Foundation.

A poor night's sleep is not just an inconvenience that causes sleepiness the next day. Severe sleep problems can be indicative of a number of serious medical problems.

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Hypertension
  • Heart attacks
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Fatal arrhythmias
  • Diabetes
  • Depression

If you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea, proper diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve your overall quality of life and your health.


Services Provided: Sleep Lab rooms at Pinckneyville Community Hospital are outfitted for comfort - more like a hotel room than a hospital room. Each room features beds with pillow-top mattresses, private bathrooms, and televisions. Throughout the night, trained and registered professionals monitor and record brain waves, breathing, muscle activity, heart rhythms, and blood oxygen levels.

  • Patients who take part in a sleep study will learn important information about how much they sleep at night and the quality of their breathing during sleep.
  • FDA-approved Home Sleep Tests (HST): CSI staff personally meet with patients to show how to use the HST device, answer questions and work through concerns
  • Insurance pre-certification of benefits
  • Patient Care Coordinators to provide information and ensure continuity of care


Why consider sleep studies?

Sleep Apnea is a disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during your sleep. These disorders are often associated with underlying cardiac or neurologic issues that require a more extensive clinical evaluation and in-clinic testing.

Narcolepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system that causes excessive daytime sleepiness. Narcolepsy may be accompanied by the loss of muscle tone or the inability to move when the patient is falling asleep or awakening from sleep.

Restless Legs Syndrome involves a 'creepy crawly' sensation in the legs that may awaken the patient or keep the patient from falling asleep because of a frequent need to move the legs for comfort. Often these symptoms are worse at bedtime.

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder is the rhythmic moving or kicking of the limbs while the patient is asleep.

Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep and the inability to obtain an adequate amount of healthy quality of sleep. Persistent insomnia the interferes with the health of your patient may indicate the need for thorough testing and evaluation.

Physicians, providers and other staff providing services in the Sleep Medicine Clinic at Pinckneyville Community Hospital are non-employed, contracted professionals.